Author Archives: Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett

About Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett is an award-winning editor and writer who currently serves as editor-in-chief of Gun Digest The Magazine. He has written about guns and hunting for nearly 20 years in which time he has written hundreds of articles on the subjects and authored a book on AR-15s.

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Why Gun Suppressors Are Good

Suppressed can be a tricky word by its definition and in most uses connotates something that is a negative, such as “the team of lawyers suppressed the evidence” or “the government suppressed the people’s rights.” But I am here to tell you that suppression, provided by gun suppressors, is a very good thing.

Will the AR remain a popular firearms option or was it a flash in the pan?

Are ARs So 2013?

There is no doubt the firearms market has been red hot the past couple years, especially for AR-style rifles. So what does the future hold for these popular firearms?

Not only a shooting destination for national-level 3-Gun and pistol competitions in 2014, Rockcastle also boasts a scenic and challenging clays course.

Take Aim at these Seven Shooting Destinations

There are jaw-dropping sporting clay courses across the country, well worth the price of entry. Here are some of the top shooting destinations for those shotgunners with wanderlust.

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Photo Gallery: 8 New Handguns for 2014

In the market for a new handgun? Whether you're shopping for a concealed carry gun, target shooter or home defense handgun, manufacturers have you covered with these 8 good options.

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Breakdown: AR-15 Disassembly Slideshow

The AR is one of the easiest firearms to pull apart and reassemble. Follow this AR-15 disassembly slideshow to learn how to perform this essential skill the right way.

Is it time to rename the AR?

Time to Rename the AR?

From black guns, tactical rifles or Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) to the inaccurate and slanderous "assault rifle," the AR has been called more names than Slick Willie. Editor Doug Howlett thinks it should have one more—the UFF.

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Maintain That AR-15 Mag!

When an AR-style gun jams or other firing problems occur, it is often the result of a malfunctioning magazine. Here are 6 simple steps to keep your mag running right.