Favourite gun magazines?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TranterUK, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Do you read any guns and shooting magazines? Which ones would you recommend to others?
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Precision Shooting
    American Rifleman
    America's First Freedom
    Small Arms Review


  3. I'm particularly fond of "American Handgunner" and "Handguns" Tranter. Guns and Ammo is also pretty good, at least some of the time. I'll also pick up a copy of "Gun World" occasionally.
  4. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    American Handgunner you say Pistol. They certainly have had some excellent writers. :):):)
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I should have included Am. Handgunner and Gun's to my list also. In my opinion they are the best of the standard magazine rack magazines available.

    Last edited: Aug 22, 2009
  6. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    I read America's First Freedom as it comes with my NRA membership. Of course, it has some propaganda in it... GIVE to the NRA stuff. I find that most of the magazine reviews of weapons and such are rather biased and at times even inaccurate. When was the last time you read a bad review of a weapon? So, the gun reviews and such I read with caution - if I read them at all - as I would rather depend on people I know who actually use said weapons .... (even forums such as this one, once I get to know the people - even a GlockNut ... ;)). We as gun owners need a Consumer Reports (the old CR) of weapons that tells it the way it really is ....
  7. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    I generally buy Shotgun News and sometimes Solder of Fortune. Every now and then I'll buy Gun Collector because of some interesting stuff on older guns. I need to get a filing cabinet just for magazines.
  8. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Shooting Times has been one that I've been picking up more often as of late, it's had some really good technical articles. The latest articles on primers are a must read for any reloader.

    Most often I read my American Rifleman/Hunter. On occasion I'll pick up Handguns if they're covering a pistol that I'm interested in.
  9. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Jacksonville, AL
    The only one I get is American Rifleman because I've been a NRA Life Member since
    1970. I gave up on a lot of the magazines for the same reason someone else mentioned, there's never a bad review on any gun. Maybe they've changed since I quit buying them, but I doubt it. the guns all function flawlessly and shoot outstanding groups. We do need a consumer report magazine for guns that will tell it like it is, not what manufacturers want printed about their products.
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    American Hand Gunner!
  11. doug66

    doug66 Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    Another vote for American Handgunner, best pics IMO.
  12. FTK87

    FTK87 New Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Chouteau, Oklahoma
    Most Guns and Ammo publications, and definatley American Rifleman, only one i'm subscrided to.
  13. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Ain't it the truth, even in the one and only mag I take, TAR. Another reason I don't take any others is because the more I read about guns the more I want to buy. I don't need that kind of stimulation.
  14. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    American Rifleman and American Handgunner
  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I subscribe to Shooting Times and just took a subscription for Rifle Shooter. A friend at work takes Guns & Ammo and Guns Magazine and we swap them out when we finish reading them. I would recommend Shooting Times to you, the articles are well written and are short enough not to lose interest in them.
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