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.

Tactical Shotgun

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.

Piers Morgan

Hasta La Vista Piers Morgan

From boorish behavior to anti-gun diatribes, Piers Morgan rubbed Americans the wrong way from day one. Mercifully his run on cable news has come to an end with airing of his final show.

Defensive shotgun ammunition

Bet Your Life on It! Defensive Shotgun Ammunition

To get everything out of a smooth bore when it matters most means feeding it the right loads. Here’s some top choices for defensive shotgun ammunition certain to come through in the most dire situations.

Should kids still be allowed to play with toy guns?

Should Kids Play With Toy Guns?

Nowadays toy guns can be a touchy subject, which begs the question: As gunowners and parents teaching our kids to respect firearms, should children today be allowed to play with toy guns?

Walther PPQ M2

Handgun Review: Walther PPQ M2

Smooth shooting and beautifully engineered, the German-made Walther PPQ M2 handgun strikes the perfect balance between form and function.