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Guns & Ammo January 2019

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.

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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CHF 19.77
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reader blowback

COOPER & THE 1911 Would it be possible to get through a copy of Guns & Ammo without seeing a “1911” or “Jeff Cooper” written 100 times in every article? If not, my money will be spent elsewhere. Anonymous Email HEY, GUN NUTS! Right on Mr. Zaehringer, regarding your letter in November’s “Reader Blow-back” on “Stupid Guns.” It is almost criminally stupid that the manufacturers keep cranking out all varieties of ugly, useless guns that shoot 1,000 rounds on a Saturday in the woods by goofs who are not sportsmen or very good citizens. They are going to get bad legislation passed that will restrict all of our rights including those of us who are real outdoorsmen participating in useful shooting sports. You guys are gun nuts! Lastly, regarding the August “Range Bag” on…

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my christmas story

BEFORE THE MOVIE, Daisy didn’t offer its Red Ryder BB gun with “a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time,” as Ralphie Parker, the young protagonist in “A Christmas Story” (1983), described. It is believed that author Gene Shepherd confused the Red Ryder with Daisy’s Buck Jones model, which did have a compass and sundial. Introduced in 1940, the Red Ryder Model 1938 was still an appropriate icon for the perennial holiday flick and it remains the most popular BB gun in the world. “A Christmas Story” is the first movie I remember watching with my family, so it’s no surprise that it influenced me as a young man. During the days of Betamax and VHS, I watched it enough to memorize its lines, and it wasn’t long before…

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the auction block

Probably the finest engraved Colt Model 1877 “Sheriff s Model” Lightning revolver extant, sold for a phenomenal $190,650 (including premiums) at the September 20, 2018, Morphy auction. Originally estimated at between $50,000 to $70,000, this rare 3½-inch-barreled blued and case-hardened .38 retains virtually all of its original finish. As well as scroll and foliate patterns, a panel on the top of the grip strap includes a depiction of a bighorn sheep. The deluxe, special-order checkered walnut grips retain much of their original finish. This is a stunning piece. For more information about this and future sales, contact Morphy Auctions (www.morphyauctions.com or 877-968-8880).…

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identification & values

NICKELED LUGER? Q: I’ve been reading your column for years now, and it’s always been riveting to read so much more about the history of a gun then just the specifications. I never thought that I would ever submit a question because, as a first-generation immigrant from Germany, I never thought that I would have an antique gun worth submitting a question about. After 15 years in these beautiful United States of America, that has changed. I got my hands on a 1918 P.08 Luger. It’s an Erfurt 1918 in 9mm with only one date stamp. All serial numbers match, except for the magazine. It’s an aftermarket one. The serial number 43XX is displayed on the frame and the chamber. All other parts display the last two digits. There are many…

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hollywood hardware

Without question, one of the most rollicking films to appear in 1939 — the year many cineastes consider the greatest in the history of film — was RKO’s “Gunga Din.” It was based loosely on the poem by Rudyard Kipling who is portrayed by an actor in the film. Starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Joan Fontaine and Sam Jaffe, it is the archetypical example of Hollywood’s “Raj” films. It was a genre that was quite popular right up to the 1970s, after which time favorable depictions of imperialism became unfashionable. The most exciting segment in the film comes towards the end where the British forces are lured into a trap by a wily guru, portrayed to hammy perfection by Eduardo Cianelli. Prominent in the British lines is a…

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red is king

RED-DOT SIGHTS and mini-red-dot (MRD) sights are hugely popular — and for good reason. Manufacturing efficiencies have made them relatively inexpensive while still retaining excellent build quality. And there is no easier way to make a firearm fast and accurate than to drop one of these sights on top of it. Iron sights used to be king for fast and accurate shooting at close distances. The problem with irons is that the shooter needs to have some training on their use to be reliably effective. The process of sight alignment and sight picture is simple to explain yet difficult to execute well. Think about it, the shooter’s eye has to see the target, then focus on the front sight to put it on target, then focus briefly on the rear sight to…