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Gun Digest December 2018

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.

United States
Caribou Media, LLC
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16 Issues


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let’s do it again!

The culmination of anything significant always warrants a period of reflection. For example, when we’re standing at the firing line and the drill is over, we investigate the target to assess the performance. Did we hit the bullseye with a few shots? Were there any flyers? Overall, how’s the group look? Here at Gun Digest, this issue — December — marks the end of the 2018 editorial cycle. Don’t get me wrong here: It never really stops. But, it’s the closing of this particular issue that forces us to lay out all of past 16 magazines and examine them, cover by cover, feature by feature, column by column. Are there any themes that need to be updated? Where did we hit the bullseye? Were there any fliers? And while all that is…

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industry news and new gear

INDUSTRY NEWS NSSF Offers ‘Where To Shoot’ Resources Online In its ongoing efforts to better connect hunters and shooters with the resources they need to get involved and stay involved, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently added LetsGoShooting.org and LetsGoHunting.org to its stable of public resources. LetsGoShooting.org was created to be a go-to resource for all things related to target shooting and firearms safety. Those new to firearms and the shooting sports, especially those who haven’t yet taken their first shots or purchased their first firearm, will find a wealth of information about the various target sports and firearms retailer listings. There are also maps showing area ranges, shooting and safety tips and information on finding instruction. More experienced shooters will also find the site to be an invaluable tool, with a…

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know your cartridge

The .375 Ruger The actions of popular rifles, such as the Remington Model 700, Weatherby Mark V and Winchester Model 70, are long enough to handle full-length belted magnums such as the .300 Wthby. Magnum and .375 H&H Magnum — but, with the exception of the expensive “Magnum” variation of the Ruger Model 77, the actions of Ruger bolt rifles are too short to handle them. So, rather than creating a more affordable version of the Magnum action, Ruger officials made the decision to team up with Hornady and introduce a magnum-performance chambering short enough for the company’s standard action. Maximum overall length of the .375 Ruger is 3.340 inches, which is the same as for medium-length belted cartridges, such as the 7mm Rem. Mag. and .300 Win. Mag. Rim diameter…

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letters to the editor

The CZ-75 And It’s Early Clones The online article “The CZ-75 and it’s Early Clones” is a great read. I had several of these that were purchased before all the, well … craziness … started here in California. All were very accurate and well-made. I had to eventually sell them to another FFL because new laws would not allow me to transfer them off my FFL to myself. Anyway, I’ve always had high regard for the CZ-75. It’s simple, well-made, accurate and rugged. I’ve never seen a bad finish on a CZ-75 except for a beat-up surplus gun. I now have a Tri-Star clone, the full-size all-steel S120. That Turkish clone is also well-made, accurate and rugged. It has a black Cerakote finish that was applied in a very professional manner.…

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digital/new in the store

FROM THE GUN BLOGS AT GUNDIGEST.COM HEAD TO HEAD .45 ACP Vs. 10mm When it comes to the 10mm vs .45 ACP, application decides the winner. CARBINE CHATTER The Perks Of A Pistol-Caliber Carbine If you’re in the market for a pistol caliber carbine, do the pros outweigh the cons? CONCEALED CARRY Tips For Selecting A Concealed Carry Pistol Find the best concealed carry pistol for your needs and lifestyle with this simple checklist. TRENDING GUNS 5 Must-Read Creedmoor Articles Learn everything you ever wanted to know about this ballistically talented cartridge. SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT Now available at Gun DigestStore.com MORE GUNS! MORE VALUES! MORE OF WHAT YOU NEED! For more than a quarter-century, Standard Catalog of Firearms has been the leading illustrated guide to guns and their values, offering more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs — more photos, more prices and more guns!…

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defensive handgun drills to master

Those who consider themselves practitioners of the defensive handgun are always looking for drills that will improve their skill level, and for drills that are fun. The fun part is important; it’s something that pushes us to the range. The getting better part is important, too, because ultimately you are the one responsible for the protection and defense of your life. Here are six of my most often used defensive handgun drills. Single Head Shots Drill I once asked this of Gunsite Instructor Il Ling New: “If you could only practice one defensive handgun drill, what would it be?” Her answer might surprise many, but this is it: single shots to the head — from the holster. Pragmatically, it makes sense: It focuses on what, in reality, is the most important aspect of…