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A Selection of Lead-Free Bullets

Lead-Free Bullets: A Problem for Criminal Investigations?

  With more and more ammunition makers are going to lead-free bullets, one crime scene investigator is worried that the lack of lead may compromise criminal investigations. “This [move toward lead-free bullets] is a potential game changer,” Michael Knox, a seasoned crime scene investigator based in Jacksonville, Florida, told WKMG TV Orlando. “Right now,...

CQB Pistols at a Marine Sight-In

First Marines Begin Training With New CQB .45s

  As reported in an earlier post on GunDigest.com, Marine special operations units are set to phase in the use of Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Pistols. In a move toward that transition, the Marine Corps has now initiated the first rounds of training with the CQB firearms. At Marine Corps Recruit Depot...

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Robert Hillberg, 1917-2012

The editors at Gun Digest regret to hear the sad news of the death of Robert Hillberg. He passed away on August 12, 2012. Over his many years of designing firearms, everything from machineguns to sporting pistols, shotguns and rifles, when asked of all his accomplishments, what he is most proud of; Bob replied...

Paul Ryan Hunting

Deer & Deer Hunting Interview: Paul Ryan Hunter, Outdoorsman

  Paul Ryan Hunter, Outdoorsman, Vice Presidential Hopeful Deer & Deer Hunting, sister magazine to Gun Digest, is getting a lot of attention for its interview about Paul Ryan hunting deer. The full Paul Ryan hunter Q&A is available to download from this page on Deer & Deer Hunting. Paul Ryan deer hunting should...

Ammunition Poster

Conspiracy Crowd Fearful of Government Ammo Buys

  Should we laugh at how silly it all is, be upset, or write it off as simply more gun ignorance? Hard to say what to make of the new conspiracy theories bouncing around the media of late over ammunition orders by various federal agencies. At issue: Hollow-point handgun ammunition. As FoxNews.com reported, “The...

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U.S. Army In The Market For A New Sniper Rifle

  According to Military Times, “The US Army’s PM Soldier Weapons has put out a sources sought request over on FedBiz [Federal Business Opportunities, a government agency] looking for sources to manufacture a complete weapon system or reconfigure some or all of the existing 7.62 x 51mm M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) currently available...

Jerry Ahern with Rifle

Firearms Writer Jerry Ahern Dies July 24, 2012

  Sources have informed Gun Digest that long-time firearms writer Jerry Ahern died July 24, 2012, at age 66. He contributed many articles to Gun Digest, as well as firearms books and even a survival guide. His fiction work included a series of novels called, The Survivalist. He was also an analyst of current...

Marine Special Operations will use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

Marines Special Operations to Use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

  Colt Defense LLC will manufacture more than 10,000 new .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the Marine Corps’ elite special operations. This new contract for the 1911-style pistols will phase out the M45s currently used by the Corps. As reported by Military.com, “The July 19 [2012] contract, which has a total value of...