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Guns & Ammo February 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.

País:
United States
Língua:
English
Editora:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Periodicidade:
Monthly
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US$ 19,97
12 Edições

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7 minutos
reader blowback

AMERICAN PROFICIENCY Private John R. McKinney was a soldier who received the Medal of Honor during the World War II campaign to recapture the Philippines from Japanese forces in 1945. In his single-digit years, he hunted rabbits to feed the family with a rented, single-shot .22 rifle that was eventually sold to him. At Luzon, he faced combat for the first time as his company occupied a spit of land on the coast. The spit ended with a passage from the sea to the lagoon on the other side. He woke up in the morning hearing shooting and seeing a disposal-minded Japanese officer with a Samurai sword enter his tent. The officer was killed instead. Pvt. McKinney walked outside the tent with his rifle and some ammo and started killing the…

3 minutos
deer hunter

AS A YOUNG MAN, I met disappoint after watching the 1978 war drama “The Deer Hunter,” starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage. I enthusiastically picked up a copy on VHS after mining through a discount bin of used video tapes. I flipped over the box to read the summary and was impressed by the picture of De Niro carrying a Remington 700 BDL — a left-hand model mind you. Filled with intrigue, I thought I had spent my hard-earned dollars on an Academy Award-winning film about an epic whitetail adventure. Oh, how wrong was I. I’m often distracted from the tried-and-true while testing new introductions such as rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 PRC, but I’ve found my way back to the .308 Winchester. It’s a versatile…

1 minutos
the auction block

A rare and desirable Elgin Cutlass pistol at the October 22, 2019, Morphy Auctions sale realized a very respectable $12,000 including buyer’s premium. The Bowie blade of this scare U.S. martial sidearm was manufactured by A.P. Ames of Springfield, Massachusetts, and the pistol itself by C.B. Allen, also of Springfield. It is dated 1837 and is one of only 150 that were issued, specifically for the Wilkes South Sea Exploring Expedition of 1838 to 1842. This example is serial number 147. The barrel and blade exhibit a brown finish over minor pitting. The one-piece walnut grip has a small split at the butt, but in general condition is quite good for this type of arm. All-in-all, it is a fine example of a sought-after U.S. martial pistol. For more information…

9 minutos
identification & values

WORLD WAR I LUGER Q: This Luger has been in the family since a great uncle brought it back from Europe in 1945. The numbers match as seen in the pictures. It was produced in 1918. The holster has a date of 1942 and a Wehrmacht army stamp on the back. Unfortunately, in New York City during the 1960s, when registration first started, the firearm was taken to a police station where, as you can see, they etched “NYC” and the registration number into the side. My questions are: What is the value of the pistol and holster and how badly did the etching hurt it? I know trying to get it removed would hurt it even more. Now that I’ve moved, I’ve been able to shoot it and was very…

1 minutos
hollywood hardware

There is no more iconic American blade than the legendary Bowie knife. Hollywood has made generous use of this spectacular sidearm, and none is more revered than the version made by Arthur Rhodes and used by Alan Ladd in the 1952 Bowie biopic, “The Iron Mistress.” Like many featured firearms, swords and knives, rubber copies were made and used when the real article would not be appropriate from handling or safety standpoints. Seen here is just such a clone. Even fairly close up, it is difficult to tell it from the real article. The Rhodes Bowie was also used in other films including “Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier” (1955), “The Last Command” (1955) and “The Alamo” (1960). Courtesy of Joe Musso and the National Firearms Museum, Fairfax, Virginia.…

6 minutos
holster height

RECENTLY I WAS TALKING to Guns & Ammo Editor-in-Chief Eric Poole, and our conversation turned to the writers and pistoleros of yesteryear. We both consider ourselves history buffs when it comes to firearms, so this line of discussion is common. Poole mentioned that he was re-reading Bill Jordan’s “No Second Place Winner,” and recalled that Jordan had some very specific ideas when it came to holster design and positioning. While some of the Jordan’s musings are somewhat dated (and fodder for another article), his thoughts on holster position remain relevant, even today. As the conversation turned from yesteryear to today, Poole said, “I think you have your next column here.” Indeed. In fact, this article is not going to make me any friends, especially amongst those in my chosen profession…