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Giveaway: Guide to Shooting a Pistol or Revolver

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Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Handguns will hit the shelves this month, and whether you’re an experienced shooter or new to handguns, if you want to improve your performance shooting a pistol or revolver, this guide will help you do it.

Renowned revolversmith, writer, and self defense trainer Grant Cunningham gives you the facts you need to choose the right handgun for your needs, select ammunition, shoot effectively, and take care of your investment.

Here’s your chance to win Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Handguns before it even hits the shelves!

Just about any online gun forum will sooner or later have a heated discussion about magazines (or “mags”) and clips. Many people use the two interchangeably, referring to a pistol’s ammunition carrier as a clip. Technically this isn’t correct: a clip is an open device which holds each round of ammunition by its groove, rim, or base, while a magazine is an enclosed device in which the rounds are simply contained by spring pressure. All autoloading pistols available today use magazines, not clips.

To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below answering the following question: How long have you owned a handgun(s) – Are you a seasoned veteran, a new handgun owner, or just considering purchasing your first gun?

Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the giveaway.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Wednesday (Nov. 7). Good luck!

One entry per person, please.

Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Winner will be selected at random and announced Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

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61 thoughts on “Giveaway: Guide to Shooting a Pistol or Revolver

  1. rgchance

    I bought my first handgun at age 16, the end of Feb. 1964. A S&W model 17 with 6″ barrel. Lots of targets, squirrels and rabbits later it was given to my son.

  2. hanover

    I bought my first handgun in 1982. It was a Ruger service six in 38 spl. I learned to control a double action trigger pull with that gun. I wish I still had it.

  3. math teacher

    I’m looking into buying my first gun for both home defense and concealed carry. I have no experience with firearms. Going to take classes, but I would love to have some reading material to go along with it to practice on my own.

    I would like to win this giveaway!

  4. Easyrich

    Started using firearms as a child, got my first hand gun about 50 years ago. Still enjoy shooting sports and have passed the sporting ideas to my grandchildren.

    Pass it on is a good motto for gun owners everywhere,
    Rich Lundeen

  5. ejeremy

    I bought my first new gun a few years back, a Springfield XDM. Love it. Now, I’m going a little old school with a new snub noised revolver to use as my carry weapon. Love it too!

  6. hessmediagroup

    I am new to owning a handgun, although I have been shooting a variety of them over the past year or so. I own a Ruger 10/22 at the moment.

    Right now I have my eyes on a couple of .22LR’s handguns just to get my feet wet. After that, I am swinging between a Glock 19 Gen4 or a S&W M&P Shield 9mm. It would be my EDC and I am not a big dude by any means. Plus I live in Vegas, so it needs to be something I can conceal easily with shorts/t-shirt.

    I learn something every time I pick one up, and look forward to a lifetime of shooting, learning, and staying protected.

  7. gsenft

    I began shooting/hunting when I was very young, but didn’t hunt anymore after high school. I purchased my first handgun when I was 50 years old — almost 5 years ago. Now I own several, and participate in action shooting sports.

  8. wdm004

    Bought my first handgun four years ago. Started with a Browning Buckmark so I could learn how to shoot a pistol. Then bought a S&W 642 as my carry piece. Still carry it daily. Then got interested in Steel Shoots. Quickly found out that a five shot snubnose was not competitive and bought a 1911. That gun makes steel competition fun! Still learning about handgunning, so not a seasoned veteran yet. :)