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Favorite gun rag

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Straight Shooter, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. Straight Shooter

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    What's your favorite gun magazine (the kind you read)?

    Which ones have the best articles, gun reviews or tactics write-ups or just plain gun porn? NRA mags count.
     
  2. Gunther

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    I used to subscribe to Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, PA Game News and the American Rifleman. Guns & Ammo and Shooting Times and Outdoor Life began to be nothing but advertising and I dropped them. Now they are less advertising or more focused gun advertising but the reports are geared toward idiots and they are 3 paragraphs long. They would never say anything derogatory about the new 1911 or Rem 700 or the new 300 wiz bang magnum. The other magazines are all about AR-15 M4ery and what the new thing is to hang on the AR that the "Operators" are using in Bangastan. It just gets to be too much. Ive been a cop for 25 years and I know what works and some of these puke writers who flit from gun school to gun school and then write these self defense pieces about how you need a $2500 custom AR-15 for home defense are crazy. That said... I still like American Rifleman, a new magazine called the Backwoodsmen is good, I recently subscribed to Shooting Sportsmen the photography is great and the stories are good if you like double barrles and bird hunting. I miss good stories and write ups. I miss Skeeter Skelton. The Fortier guy in Shotgun News is promising. My 2 cents.
     
  3. bearmgc

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    Zero, none. Stopped that stuff 10 years ago, when I noticed a trend of writers pushing the so called merits of a particular rifle, pistol or ammo, that afterwards failed to live up to the hype. I am currently, highly suspicious of gun writers' agenda.
     
  4. Spyvie

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    This and a number of other websites have completly replaced print media for me.
     
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    Favorite gun rag is an old diaper and like most print media, they are full of the same thing.

    Magazines are ad biased rags not worth the dead trees they are written on.
     
  6. Rembrandt

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    NRA's American Rifleman
     
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    I've tried most of them at some point or another. I would have to say that my favorite is Guns the Magazine.
     
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    there is only one gun mag that i like and that is SWAT. others are ok, but not good enough for me to subscribe too.
     
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    Precision Shooting, Small Arms Review, and SWAT.
     
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    I look through whatever is on the rack just to see what's new or get some company web addresses for surfing. It's a sad state when the ads are the best part of a magazine. For any real info I go to this obscure site full of well-versed gun nuts known as THR.
     
  11. vintage68

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    +1 for SWAT. Hokey name, but good writing. I especially like Stuart Rhodes' column every month called "Enemy at the Gate".
     
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    Smallarms Review. Certainly there's no other magazine that has IN DEPTH articles on the MP28-II smg or a pictorial history of the RPG-7.
     
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    +1

    I don't understand why anyone would subscribe to them. Reading them/sifting through them is very time consuming.
     
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    I'm mainly interested in older firearms, so the only publication I subscribe to now is the Double Gun (& Single Shot) Journal. It is a very high quality, quarterly, publication using mainly freelance writers. Most of the articles deal with vintage to antique fireams. I highly recommend it!
     
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    Hello
    Guns & Ammo and America's 1st. Freedom.:)
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    1. American Handgunner.
    2. Rifle.
    3. Shooting Times.
    4. Oregon Hunter.
     
  17. taliv

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    i don't have time to read any mags, but if i did, it would be swat and precision shooting
     
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    Dead T-Shirts.

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  19. FiveFiveSixFan

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    Gun Tests. It gives no-nonsense reviews of guns they buy off the shelf and test letting the chips fall where they may. They are not afraid to pan models which the writers of the major magazines have all written effusive reviews of if they experience problems with them. An added bonus is that there is no advertising.
     
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    American Rifleman isn't what it used to be.... but it has some good stuff.

    I picked up Handloader recently and am thinking about subscribing.

    Like earlier poster, I miss Skeeter. None of the other gun mags convince me to part with my money. Which is why I spend time here now, I guess.
     
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    I like GUNS, but the articles don't ever change. They just repackage them. The thing that I don't understand is why all of the authors are old and mostly obese. They don't really inspire confidence when they write about defensive shooting tactics. I think if they were faced with a threat, their overworked hearts would likely fail.
     
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    Twenty years ago I used to read Guns & Survival, and dug on Leroy Thompson, Hal Swiggett and "Ankles" Ayoob. But nowadays it's all just puff pieces on retarded plastic guns; not anything I'm interested in.
     
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    I read what I can online and at my local Library.

    I do buy Fur Fish and game and Combat handgunner if they have a article I want.
     
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    Ive always enjoyed Shooting Illustrated from the NRA(I guess it comes from the NRA because it always has their logo on the corner of the cover). The articles usually seem to be a bit more honest than some of the others mags.
     
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    American rifleman and GUN
     
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