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Guns & Ammo March 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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6 minutos
reader blowback

A MUST READ I’d like to recommend the newest Bob Lee Swagger novel, “Game of Snipers” (2019) by Stephen Hunter. The story line surrounds a mid-eastern sniper who plans a long-distance assassination of a high value target in the U.S. It’s up to Swagger to stop him. The book goes into detail about the firearms, equipment, reloading products and environmental considerations faced by long-distance shooters, all of which are familiar to readers of Guns & Ammo. The author even recognizes our friends Craig Boddington and Garry James in his “Acknowledgements” section. The book is an exciting page turner. $27 Ned Pooser Sopchoppy, Florida IS THE ARMY CHANGING TO 6.8? I hear the military is going to change from 5.56 NATO to 6.8. Is this true? Dex Blankenship Hollister, Florida As of this writing, the Next Generation…

3 minutos
censorship continues

THE ANTI-GUN COMMUNITY will continue to champion gun control as the solution following any tragedy, and they will pressure businesses to oppose our interests. Your ability to find firearm magazines such as Guns & Ammo has already been restricted in many grocery stores and megaretailers, while internet search engines are secretly eliminating search results and incentives for us to communicate with each another. Recently, Apple removed Gun-broker, the popular gun-auction website, from its App Store, which many of us would never know because applications already downloaded are still functional on devices — for now. In my opinion, given that our right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment, there should be legal protections that guard against businesses discriminating and restricting our ability to communicate with one another…

1 minutos
the auction block

“Smithsonian” Winchester Model 70 A pre-‘64 Winchester Model 70 in .375 Holland & Holland (H&H) with excellent provenance realized a comfortable $10,000 at a September 10, 2019, Sportsman’s Legacy sale. Made in 1941, the rifle was used by David J. Hasinger to take the huge tiger displayed at the Smithsonian. It features a 25-inch tapered barrel with original front sight, matching number on the bolt body, Paul Jaeger detachable side mount with 1-inch rings, and a Lyman aperture rear sight. The bore is strong and bright. The rear sight is absent, however. Bluing is approximately 85 percent with some general scratching and thinning over the bolt knob and floorplate, and thinning, browning on the triggerguard. The stock has an added ebony forend tip. Overall, stock finish and condition are commensurate with…

9 minutos
identification & values

COLT ALASKAN? Q: My 95-year-old uncle recently showed me his alleged “Alaska Gun,” purchased a few years ago for $25. He was told that it was modified with a large triggerguard to enable a gloved finger and had little value. Unfortunately, someone modified the sights. But is it actually a rare military gun? On the barrel: “COLTS PTFAMFG CO HARTFORD, CT U.S.A. PAT’D AUG 5, 1884 JULY 4, 1905, OCT 5, 1928”. Near the hammer “RAC” is stamped. The frame is marked “U.S.” K.G. Port Orange, Florida A: Though often called the “Alaskan Model,” the Model 1902 variant of the Colt Model 1878 double-action “Frontier” revolver is more correctly known as the “Philippine Constabulary” model. The ’78 was Colt’s first foray into the large-caliber double-action field, and while the mechanism was somewhat flawed,…

1 minutos
recommended reads

“The Martini-Henry for Queen and Empire,” by Neil Aspinshaw, Tharston Press, 2019, 256 pages, UKP, International Military Antiques, ima-usa.com Firearms and films have gone together since the days of Thomas Edison. There is no better example of this statement than the craze that emanated for the previously, almost virtually unknown British Martini-Henry rifle because of the 1964 movie “Zulu.” At the time of its release, Martini-Henrys were hard to come by, but thanks to imports of quantities of them from Nepal, they are now available and affordable. Adequate books on the Martini-Henry have come out over the years, but the latest effort, “The Martini-Henry for Queen and Empire,” has raised the information level on this fascinating arm to a new height. Beautifully illustrated in full color, this volume tells the reader…

6 minutos
skill building

DRILLS EXIST to make you more effective in the real world. They don’t exist to make you better at shooting drills. Don’t lose sight of the forest through the trees. I love shooting drills. I think that they are an important component to a solid training plan, and I also think that they serve a valuable purpose in setting the benchmark to compare one’s skills. The problem with many modern interpretations of drills is that they have been turned into marketing tools by savvy instructors who don’t have a lifetime of experience in the use and instruction of arms to fall back on. Why bother earning your spurs the hard way when you can simply shoot the same drill dozens of times, and then take the footage of the best run of…