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Gun Digest

September 2019

Gun Digest is your source for firearms news, pricing and classifieds. Our in-depth editorial, exclusive price guide and new product features bring valuable information to your hobby.

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Caribou Media, LLC
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there are many like it …

But this one is yours. One of my favorite parts of this job is fielding random questions about guns when someone discovers what I do for a living. These questions range far and wide, but I have noticed some consistent trends in the lines of questioning based on the “gun proficiency” level of the person with whom I’m conversing. For example, guys who have long known I’m a gun nut always circle back in search of my opinion when a new model gets released by a major manufacturer. “Hey, Luke, I saw that Sig just expanded the P320 line. What do you think about it?” These guys have generally done their homework; they’re shopping aggressively and are just looking for a second opinion. I certainly have lots of opinions. Then there are the guys…

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GROUP PUBLISHER JIM SCHLENDER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF LUKE HARTLE MANAGING EDITOR AMY MACLEAN COLUMNISTS FRANK GALLI, JERRY LEE, RICHARD MANN, PHIL MASSARO TIGER MCKEE, PATRICK SWEENEY DESIGNER JORDAN MATUSZAK ADVERTISING SALES NATIONAL SALES EXECUTIVE MATT JOHNSON (952) 240-9794 matt@gundigest.com ACCOUNT MANAGERS ALEX OSTROWSKI (920) 341-6203 alex@gundigest.com LORI McDANIEL (715) 498-3768 lori@gundigest.com ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ELLEN WILDE GUN DIGEST MEDIA, LLC DIRECTOR OF FINANCE JENNIFER SEXSTONE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR GREGORY S. KRUEGER ONLINE PRODUCT MANAGER ELWOOD SHELTON…

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the .38 super automatic +p

Historical Notes Introduced by Colt in 1929 as an improved version of the older .38 Auto, the Super Auto is identical to the original cartridge, except that it uses a more powerful loading. This is a fine high-speed sporting cartridge for the improved Government Model automatic pistol, but it should not be used in the older Colt pocket models. The Thompson submachine gun was once available in a .38 Super chambering. In Spain, Llama has made pistols for it. It’s not popular in Europe, but it is very popular in Canada, Mexico and South America, where pistols in military chamberings have been prohibited. General Comments This was, for many years, the most powerful automatic pistol cartridge made in the United States—from the standpoint of both velocity and energy. It makes a good sporting cartridge…

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letters to the editor

Making Meat With the .50 BMG The “Choosing Your Next Big Bore” (p. 34, June 2019 issue) article was very interesting, even though I doubt I’ll ever be in the market for one! I was interested if anyone is using any of the .50 BMG rifles for dangerous-game hunting? There wasn’t a mention of this in the article. David White Via e-mail While the .50 BMG cartridge certainly presents an impressive level of energy and muzzle velocity, the practicality of using it as a hunting cartridge isn’t quite there. Most shoulder-fired rifles chambered for the .50 are designed to be used from the prone or bench positions; they are seriously heavy—too heavy to be of any use in the field—and require a muzzle brake so large and loud that your professional hunter…

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CLASSIC GUNS Old Model Ruger Single Six Inspired by the classic Western TV shows, the Single Six has become the stuff of legend. AMMO Sectional Density and Penetration There are some major nuances to the idea that sectional density predicts bullet penetration. ARs The AR-15 is Born Again Refining an already solid system, Springfield Armory produces an immaculate carbine. GEAR & ACCESS0RIES Galco’s Synthetic QuickTuk Cloud IWB Galco shoots for comfort with its deep-carry, synthetic QuickTuk Cloud IWB holster. SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT Find us on Facebook! facebook.com/gundigest Follow us on Twitter! @gundigest Follow us on Instagram! @Gun.Digest…

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The celebration of the world’s greatest pistol continues! The year was 1911. The history of firearms would change forever with the adoption of what would become the greatest pistol ever designed: the automatic pistol, caliber .45, M1911, known today simply as the 1911. Now, in this expanded second edition of 1911: The First 100 Years, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the century-plus legacy of the greatest fighting handgun ever conceived—John M. Browning’s legendary 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to today’s semi- and full-custom models, you’ll find it in this book. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs collected from around the world, this book is a fitting tribute to a pistol that not only affected the outcomes of two world wars, but one that also remains more popular than…

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