Gun articles stories reviews from Gun Digest Magazine and the Gun Digest book.
Do your rifle shooting skills need improvement, or do you need better equipment? Here’s how to decide, from rifle marksmanship instructor and Gun Digest author Peter Lessler.
Full-length 20-inch ARs with the original pencil-thin barrel profile are rather hard to find these days, but I’m here to tell you, this is the gun I would keep if I could keep only one for civil survival.
Ever wonder what terms like Double-Action, Double-Action-Only, Striker-Fired or Hammer-Fired mean? Watch this video on handgun action types for a clear explanation.
Introduced as an inexpensive plinker, the High Standard Sentinal .22 revolver was ahead of its time with landmark revolver design features. Unfairly tarnished with a “junk gun” image, it may be the best buy in a used handgun available today.
If you have to pull your head back to see a full field or prevent the ocular ring from dinging your brow, your rifle scope is mounted too far back. Check out these tips on how to scope a rifle.
Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it’s reloading or collecting. While it isn’t foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.
When buying a used handgun, how do you know if it’s a gem, or a problem that someone else dumped on an unsuspecting buyer? Check out these tips for evaluating a used handgun prior to purchase.
Though certainly not complete training in and of itself, shooting competition (IDPA, IPSC, etc.) can be a useful component of firearms training, skill maintenance and skill assessment.
Selecting a handgun is personal—too personal to allow me or anyone else to do it for you. That said, it needs to fit your hand, have a recoil impulse you can control, and be small enough and light enough you might actually carry it and have it with you when you need it. Yes, you need to like it. Not I nor anyone else is qualified to make those decisions for you. I don’t want you buying my underwear and I’ll bet you don’t want me picking out yours.
Certainly better and best known for its shotguns, including the famous Model 37, Ithaca once dabbled in rifle building, as well. “The Ithaca Gun Company of Ithica, N.Y., is best remembered for the double barreled shotguns they once manufactured. If your father or grandfather was a waterfowl or upland bird hunter he might have used [...]