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What magazines are you reading? gun related.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rcm, Jul 20, 2005.

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  1. rcm

    rcm Member

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    What mags are you guys really reading? I was over on another site and asked the same question. Seems folks may be just be buying for certain articles that might catch thier eye. Most seem to think the mags don't really have the reader in thier best interest maybe, the manufactuer instead however.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. 30Cal

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    I occasionally pick up a copy of Handloader if it's got something of interest, but in general, I don't read gun rags.

    Ty
     
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    I read SWAT and Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement. Occasionally, other magazines if an article instrest me.
     
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    I subscribe to Handloader. I usually pick up a copy of Peterson's Hunting and sometimes Rifles or Rifle Shooter. My wife and I are both NRA, so one of us gets American Rifleman, the other American Hunter. But I'm thinking about asking the NRA to just put the money to better use rather than sending us magazines we never read. It seems like both magazines are just plum full of "preaching to the choir" articles.
     
  6. pax

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    Women & Guns

    Concealed Carry Magazine

    NRA's Women's Outlook

    NRA's America's 1st Freedom

    SWAT

    I read others, notably American Handgunner, but the ones above are the ones I read every month.

    pax
     
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    RIFLE
    HANDLOADER
    AMERICAN HANDGUNNER
    GUNS (when they have articles of interest)
    SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (more for news info and investigative reports rather than guns)
     
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    I buy Gun Tests (subscription), and Shotgun News (occasionally)
    When I get to spend some time at the library or Barnes and Noble I'll read Swat, Small Arms Review, Gun List, and any of the articles in the Peterson Publications that interest me.
     
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    I don't get any.
     
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    Field and Stream and Outdoor Life - which I'm noticing are pretty much the same thing, so I'm going to let my subscription run out - although I may keep OL for Patrick McManus's articles.

    Gun tests - will keep that current.

    North American Hunter
    American Rifleman
     
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    Shotgun News (which seems to be trying to re-brand itself as SGN) is pretty much it. I mainly read the historical and technical articles, and scan the ads. The articles about the latest techno-tactical-gee-whiz stuff generally get skipped or skimmed.
     
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    American Handgunner.
     
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    Small Arms Review
    Handloader
    Varmint Hunter
    Shotgun News

    Those are subscriptions.
    I do get The American Rifleman which I seldom read.
    I sometimes pick something else up if it catches my eye. I mainly buy other gun magazines for the ads.
     
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    Well I read American Rifleman and G&A. I hope most people here are a member of the NRA and read one of the 3 magazines they offer with membership.
     
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    I read Shotgun News and Guns & Ammo.
     
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    I don't subscribe to any of the gun rags. Too much nonsense and pseudoscience.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    American Rifleman
    Cowboy Chronicle
     
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    Used to subscribe to Shotgun News and Guns and Ammo.

    Now I just pick one up from the bookstore if it I thumb through it and find an interesting article or two.
     
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    I get Shotgun News every once in a while - and sometimes a friend gives me his issues (he subscribes) after he's looked through them for 10 minutes...which is about what I get from them.

    I used to pick up the occasional random rag, but I mostly avoid them now because of the biased pap that is usually in all of them. The main reason I avoid them is because most of the articles are hand-jobs to whatever brand is being written about (assuming the advertise of course...) and most of the stuff they review will never even be available to me because I am not apart of the G*d given nobility...I am but a mere serf.
     
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    I get SWAT and Small Arms Review. Everything is else is read at the bookstore or a hand me down.
     
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    Small Arms Review and American Rifleman for me. SAR has stuff that is simply too politically incorrect for the Elmer Fudd magazines.
     
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    American Rifleman
    Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement (just subscribed)
    Other gun mags at Barnes and Noble if there is an article that interests me.
    My main grip with the gun rags is that I never see any negative info about a gun they are reviewing, I realize that gun ads pay their bills, but....... :rolleyes:
     
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    American Rifleman
    Free Hunters
    The other NRA hunting mag
     
  25. pax

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    Y'know, it continually amazes me that guys who get all their news & gun industry information from anonymous strangers on the internet would sneer at gun magazines.

    The magazines, at least, are written by people with names. And the writers' livelihoods depend on telling the truth, or at least enough of it to sell the next article.

    (And for those who don't get my point yet, here's some stunning news from The Onion!)

    pax

    Did you know the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?
     
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