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Guns & Ammo

April 2020

Guns & Ammo spotlights the latest models, from combat pistols to magnum rifles...reviews shooting tactics, from stance to sighting...and explores issues from government policies to sportsmen's rights. It's the one magazine that brings you all aspects of the world of guns.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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12 Issues

In this issue

8 min.
reader blowback

.308 FOR HUNTERS I just read Eric Poole’s column “Deer Hunter” and his conclusion that the .308 Winchester is still a winner. I have to agree. It is one of the best cartridges for all-around hunting. Attached is a picture of my black wildebeest taken in South Africa last August using a Howa 1500 rifle chambered in .308 Win. He fell to one shot at 255 yards using handloads with a 150-grain Nosler E-Tip bullet. Also taken was a nice blesbok. What a great trip. John Colucci Wolcott, Connecticut .38 VS. 9mm Sorting various cases, I came across .38 Auto, .38 Super, .38 Super +P and .38 Super Comp. Along with these, I’ve found the usual 9mm Luger, 9mm Luger +P, as well as 9x19mm and 9x21. What’s with the various .38s and 9mms?…

3 min.
aging eyes

ANYTIME THE TOPIC of deteriorating vision comes up, Guns & Ammo’s offices are flooded with letters and emails. This condition affects more of you than any other subject. Some suffer from astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, optic nerve and retinal disorders, macular degeneration, refractive errors and side effects from diabetes. We continue to research this issue as it applies to shooting, but a universal solution doesn’t exist. Many shooters experience difficulty aiming at around 40 years of age if nearsightedness has set in. Nearsighted shooters may be able to see up-close objects clearly but lose clarity at distances. Examining fellow shooters with nearsightedness revealed that many see clearly between a few inches beyond their nose to an average of 17 inches. To put nearsightedness in perspective, Guns & Ammo invited several test subjects of…

1 min.
the auction block

A superb British Vickers Model 1912 machine gun realized the impressive sum of $46,800, including premiums, at the October 23, 2019, Morphy Auctions sale. Manufactured by Vickers Sons & Company in Great Britain for the government of El Salvador, this desirable piece was chambered in .303 British and is complete with its original and rare commercial tripod. Condition of the gun is excellent with the action retaining over 90 percent blue and the water jacket, and 95 percent of the green repainted finish. The mechanics are fine and the bore exhibits strong rifling. For more information about this and future sales, contact Morphy Auctions, morphyauctions.com, 877-968-8880.…

10 min.
identification & values

“I must admit, I've never seen one quite like it . It has a lot of personality and I’m sure an interesting backstory.” MODEL 1903 SAVAGE RIFLE Q: Recently, I was able to talk my little brother into letting me have a gun that was passed down to us boys years after our father died, when we were old enough to appreciate it. What I know of this gun is a mix of what I learned when I was a kid and the research I did in anticipation of this letter. As the story goes, my dad traded an Army bayonet for it when he was a young man. Apparently, the other guy was eager to part with it because it was missing the magazine. My dad kept it, but absent of…

1 min.
hollywood hardware

Savage Model 1907 Auto Pistol, “Road to Perdition” (2002) Occasionally filmmakers, by design or just happenstance, come up with a firearm that perfect matches the character wielding it. Such is the case of a Savage Model 1907 pistol in .32 ACP carried by arch bad-guy “Harlan Maguire” played by Jude Law in the period gangster opus “Road to Perdition” (2002). This superb little pistol, quite popular in its day, appears several times in the film. In the final sequence, actor Tom Hanks, who plays “Michael Sullivan,” is wounded by Maguire with his 1907. At the time the film appeared, I discussed the choice of this gun with Mike Gibbons, then owner of Gibbons Ltd. who supplied the pistol to the production company. Gibbons mentioned that they just thought it was not…

5 min.
simple target tech

I CAN HEAR IT NOW, “Another Gunsite article.” I’m sure Eric Poole will love the letters to the editor, but before you bang away on that keyboard, hear me out. Gunsite Academy has trained tens of thousands of people over the last 43 years, and they know a thing or two about how to maximize square-range training. But even Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper realized that this was limiting. There are several shoot houses on the Gunsite property, and force-on-force and simulator work comprises a great deal of the higher-level curriculum. That being said, there’s a huge square-range component that can’t be ignored and must be conducted efficiently. Whether you’re a Gunsite instructor or a local trainer putting your first class through, 3-D targets are great, as is putting t-shirts on targets. But…