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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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.

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Full Fury of Catamount’s Tactical Shotgun

Whether talking home defense or ultimate survival gun, plenty of arguments can be made for the shotgun as the one type of firearm that will serve those purposes best. It also doesn’t hurt if it boasts a little visual intimidation factor and tactical attitude.

Although there has been some intial bias towards the AR as a hunting firearm, more and more sportsmen are favoring the AR as the gun of choice when heading into the woods. Patrick Hayes Photo

ARs in Deer Camp?

One 2011 study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that just over 18 percent of all gun owners now own an AR-style rifle (probably higher since 2013). Of those, nearly 20 percent say they use their ARs for hunting.