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You Won’t Find This Selection at Your Local Gun Store!

With this new release from Gun Digest Books, window-shopping has never been easier. "Gun Digest Illustrated Guide to Modern Firearms" offers a spectacular visual tour of today's hottest rifles, shotguns and handguns. Along with information about each model and insights from Gun Digest editors, this book is a must-have for every gun-lover's coffee table.

Get practical tips for mounting and using weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, in "Own the Night" by Scott Wagner

Tips for that Remote Tape Switch on Your AR-15

For the general purpose AR, a dedicated weapon-mounted light is a popular accessory, whether mounted on the rail or the vertical foregrip. If you're using a remote tape switch with your light, there are a couple of critical points to watch for.

Jack O'Connor's Custom Ruger M77 in .280 Remington

Classic Guns: Jack O’Connor’s Last Rifle, the Ruger M77

I love to find old hook-and-bullet magazines, the older the better, and read the old-school gun writers. I like the grainy black-and-white photos shot in the field. I like the horn-rimmed glasses, canvas shooting jackets and the Jones hats they wear. Some of these writers have penned stories for Gun Digest over the years....

The author’s custom-made .280 Ackley Improved was built on the CZ-550 action, fitted with a Montana Rifleman barrel and decked out with a nice, heavy piece of English walnut. The barrel band swivel was intended to give it a European “safari-style” flair.

.280 Ackley: The Ever-Capable Deer Cartridge

P.O. Ackley gave the world — both wildcatters and average shooters alike — a 7mm to love: the .280 Ackley Improved. And all these years later it’s still one of the most versatile big game hunting cartridges ever conceived.

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Classic Guns: Collecting Custom Rifles

  Editor’s Note: Click here for instant firearms values and gun prices. Tom Turpin’s new book, “Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood and Metal” will be hitting the bookstores this month.  It’s a handsome hardcover and heavy with photos printed on glossy paper. Turpin takes the reader inside the workshop of one of the best...

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Explained: The Three Types of Custom Rifle Barrels

  The vast majority of custom rifle makers do not manufacture their own barrels. It is simply too costly to perform this function in-house due to the cost of the equipment necessary and the relatively few barrels that the maker will require. This is, simply put, another area that required years of expertise to...

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Gun Photos: David Miller Co. Custom Rifles

Custom rifles don’t get much better than what David Miller Co. is producing. These photos are from the new Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood & Metal book. While the book acknowledges a number of custom rifle makers, it focuses on the works and procedures of David Miller Co. of Tucson, Arizona. This shop has...