Gun Digest: The World’s Foremost Authority on Guns … In Print and Now Online
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Gun Digest Annual Book
Gun Digest is a longtime firearms-industry leader, with a publishing history reaching back into the golden age of World War II, with the inaugural 1944 first edition of the Gun Digest annual book. Since that time, the Gun Digest annual has become crowned “the world’s greatest gun book.” That’s because Gun Digest is the trusted go-to guide for feature articles, new product reports and a completely illustrated firearms catalog, now in it’s 65th edition. The 2011 issue celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1911. Learn more about Gun Digest 2011 »
Other Gun Digest Books
Standard Catalog of Firearms
Gun Digest also publishes a wide-array of specialty books for gun collectors and those with interests in particular firearms on gun prices and gun values. For example, the Standard Catalog of Firearms is the gun collector’s ultimate reference — a voluminous tome with over 1500 pages — and contains 7,500 photographs and extended descriptions that let you know exactly what you’ve got and what it’s worth.
You’ll find the Gun Digest imprint on manufacturer-specific Standard Catalogs, including the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms, Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms, Standard Catalog of Remington Firearms, Standard Catalog of Browning Firearms, Standard Catalog of Military Firearms and the Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms. So, no matter what gun tickles your fancy, there’s a Standard Catalog to help you buy, sell and collect it.
Other Gun Books
The World’s Foremost Gun Authority is a title Gun Digest takes seriously, offering a portfolio of books for all gun owners. Other books published by Gun Digest cover Firearm Assembly/Disassembly; Antique Guns; Blackpowder & Muzzleloaders; Collectible Guns; Gunsmithing; Handguns, Hunting; Knife Books, Military Guns and Weapons; Personal Protection; Pistols; Price Guides; Reloading/Handloading; Shooting; Tactical; CD/DVDs and Downloads.
Gun Digest the Magazine
In late fall of 2004, a tabloid-style gun classifieds newspaper, titled Gun List, was revamped. It would feature the same extensive gun classifieds and auction listings, but the new periodical was beefed up with feature articles and columns on gunsmithing, reloading, long-range shooting, shotgunning, gun collecting and commentary – the same quality information found in the annual book. In 2006, Gun List underwent a name change to Gun Digest the Magazine; its editorial and classifieds format have remained intact ever since.
Published bi-weekly, Gun Digest the Magazine offers shooting enthusiasts the best and most current gun news, and firearms for sale. Plus, it features great articles from the best gun writers in the country. Columnists include Brian McCombie, Charlie Cutshaw, Dave Morelli, Dave Workman, Walt Hampton, Scott Bestul, Scott Freigh, Dan Shideler, Phillip Peterson, Kevin Muramatsu and Nick Niles.
In the Introduction to the Gun Digest 2010 book, Editor Dan Shideler writes, “Gun Digest remains what it has always been: the world’s leading firearms annual. Many of the pieces contained in these pages were not written by professional gun writers but by just plain folks. We have never met a gun owner who didn’t have something interesting to say…”
It’s that sentiment that underscores what GunDigest.com is all about – a vibrant community. While there, you’ll find feature articles from our book and magazine authors, and our editors. You’ll see video reviews of guns and new accessories for shooting. But much like those “just plain folks” who comprise the authorship of the world’s greatest gun book, what makes GunDigest.com the foremost online authority for guns is you – the interaction you bring to the forums and blogs. GunDigest.com is as much about the people who buy, sell, own, collect and shoot guns as the firearms themselves. And it all starts with you. Click Here to go to the homepage »