Inside Gun Digest Books Blog

Book Giveaway: Win the new Buyer’s Guide to Tactical Rifles

promotion agencies (collectively, “Sponsor and its agents”) and immediate family members (spouses and siblings, children and parents and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

2. TO ENTER: The “Gun Digest” Book Giveaway (“Giveaway”) begins at 12:01 AM Central Time on March 28, 2011, and ends at 12:00 midnight CT on April 3, 2011. To enter, describe your favorite AR in the Comments section below.

3. PRIZE/ODDS OF WINNING: On or about April 4, 2011, representatives of the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to award one (1) Grand Prize, valued at twenty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents ($24.99): Gun Digest Book of Tactical Rifles.

4. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. No prize transfer or cash redemption permitted. No prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. Winner will be notified by phone, e-mail, postal mail or express mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Return of a prize notification or other documentation as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified in the notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected.

5. GENERAL: Taxes on prize and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prize and not specified are the sole responsibility of winner. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more will be issued an IRS 1099 Form for the value of the prize. By participating, entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; and [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participating in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, [c] to permit Sponsor to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to on air and online, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the collection, processing and transmission of data; [b] lost, late, misdirected, illegible or incomplete entries or postage-due mail; [c] any type of graphical or other error in the advertising or printing of the Sweepstakes or in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or [d] any condition that may cause the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; and in such event Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof and to award the prize(s) via a random drawing from among all eligible entries legitimately received prior to cancellation. Entry information becomes property of Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the authorized Web site address. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originate at any other Internet Web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites. Any winner who enters by any of the methods described above will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered at the time of entry. Potential winner may be required to provide evidence that winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Judge’s decisions are final and binding.

6. DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, by participating each entrant agrees that all issues and questions concerning these official rules shall be governed by Ohio law without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Hamilton County in the state of Ohio, United States, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: [a] any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and [b] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and [c] under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

7. USE OF ENTRANT INFORMATION: As permitted by law and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, each entrant agrees that the Sponsor may share his/her entry information (including name, address, email address, etc.) with Sponsor’s promotional partners and other parties and grant Sponsor, its promotional partners and other third parties with whom Sponsor chooses to share your information, permission to contact you about upcoming promotions, special offers or for other reasons via electronic and ordinary mail. If you would prefer not to hear from us or prefer us not to share information about you, please remember to check the opt out box when entering the Sweepstakes or opt out in accordance with Sponsor’s on-line privacy policy, available for viewing at http://www.fwmedia.com/privacy.

8. SPONSOR: F+W Media, Inc., 4700 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45326
Resources for Military Gun Collectors

Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 5th EditionThe Standard Catalog of Military Firearms

The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest

Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values

Gun Digest 1944 – 2009 3-DVD Set

Gun Digest the Magazine

Gun Digest 2011

20 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Win the new Buyer’s Guide to Tactical Rifles

  1. Bud

    The Stag Arms Model 4 which is a clone of the M16A3. It is perfect for the mid-range shots (200-500 meters)making it a great predator rifle that can also double as a designated marksman rifle.

  2. blazerman3

    i would like to see reviews of The RUGER Sr 5.56 with it gas piston operating system, compared to the gas impingement system, as like any other ar 15 .

  3. jdog

    Ar-15 are nice tactical rifles. i have shot with my friends a few times.. i have a Ruger SR-22 tactical and a 1925 7mm Mauser, fun guns. one if these days i will have a AR-15 or M4 {HOPEFULLY} so then the guys at the gun club will stop making fun of me..

  4. tshelfer

    My favorite will always be the AR that I build up from the best components. That way you know the gun from the inside out and you get to optimize the weapon to your tastes.

  5. gtrmansteve

    I don’t have a favorite yet. I’m hoping to win the buyers guide to help me make a decision on what tactical rifle to purchase. Any suggestions?

  6. BigBoyToys

    My best AR is a Wilson combat in a 20″ with a 1 in 7″ twist. After out state allowed the use of a 223 for deer hunting it brought down a nice Buck at 300 yards with a 77 gr bullet with a perfect heart shot, it walked only 15′ before colapsing

  7. William Bell

    My favorite AR is the Rock River Arms LAR-8; for starters it is chambered for the 7.62 NATO / .308 cartridge rather than the 5.56 round, plus it uses inexpensive FN/FAL magazines that cost about $10 used/surplus. It’s not much bigger than an AR-15/M-4, is harder hitting, and can be used to engage targets at longer distances.

  8. eggbone

    I have had an for many years. older Bushmaster. It is the only Ar-15 I have fired. It has been very reliable, having fired many thousands of rounds through it.
    So, I guess that It is my favorite.

  9. LouisianaJoe

    I have 2 that I use for different purposes.

    I have a Rock River 24″ Varmint A4 upper on a Bushmaster Lower with a Jard Trigger. It will put 10 shots of Black Hills 69gr into a 2.6″ group at 300 yds.

    I recently bought a Rock River Elite Operator2. I can put most shots into an inch at 50 yds using the open sights. I have an EOTech Holosight XPS2-0 that I plan to put on this one. I am considering putting a laser on this one.

  10. Pldraper

    I own the best AR ever made. It is the H&K Model 93A2. Accurate. Dependable. More accessories become available daily. I have been to multiple carbine/rifle classes and in-services and it has never failed. Thanks,
    John

  11. jazcat

    I still haven’t purchased an AR yet so cannot say which is my favorite. I asked 10 of my shooting friends to recommend a decent AR-15 with the only caveats that it be fairly light weight (I am a 5′ tall woman) and not extremely expensive and got 15 recommendations ;).

    At this time I am learning more and more about AR-15s; the various parts, the customization possible, what you need and what is nice to have. I am even taking a class on AR’s at the local range tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to decide and purchase my AR-15 soon. I have to admit, this book sounds like a perfect resource for me.

  12. zefmedina

    The Colt model 6721

    It was the first Colt blue label I purchased. The Model 6721 is a 16″ heavy barreled AR-15 with “mil-spec” features like a bolt carrier, MP tested bolt and barrel and buffer tube/adjustable butt stock. It is apart of Colt’s Blue Label or Law Enforcement/Military line of rifles. During the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban these weapons were not available to be purchased by civilians, but with the ending of that foolish ban Colt now sells their near M4 spec rifles to civilians in free states.

    My 6721 has gone through as many changes, modifications, and upgrades that I can do(for now).

    When I first assembled the rifle out of the box I had a 7″ Free Float Rail installed, a plain Vltor butt-stock, and an EO tech with a Rock River Dominator mount. I think the only thing that has stayed the same is the black Blue Force Vickers sling and a Tango Down pistol grip. I have added and subtracted a Grip-Pod, changed out the Troy 7″ rail for a Daniel Defense 12″ FSP lite weight and switched out the flash light a couple of times.

    Three modifications I have kept and enjoy are the Vortex flash suppressor from Smith, Matech back up sight that I picked up overseas, and the PRI Gasbuster charging handle. All three came from a ‘tactical’ set up that I find work well.

    The major motivating reason behind my transformation for the rifle was that everything I put on the rifle, for an optic, EO, Acog, and now Leupold was that the 16″ heavy Barrel on this rifle is so dang accurate.

    At first I thought the 4x power ACOG would be the ticket, until I had the opportunity to but a 1.5-5 power Leopold off a co-worker. I had already been searching for a variable power scope to keep up with the “Short-Dot” fad and was leaning toward another Trijicon product (mostly because of price). When a co-worker asked me if I’d like to buy his scope.

    Not sure what I was getting I picked up the scope and was impressed with the magnification and clarity. I was sold. Coming home I found a Larue 1.5 SPR mount, and a beefier Vltor EMod stock for what i thought was going to be a heavy scope and rail combo. I again was surprised as the rifle was still lighter than expected when i weighted it against a friends AR 10 at the range.

    I guess you could say my proof of concept was when i took this same rifle to a 2 and 3-gun match and got a chance to run it under stress.

    Lessons learned from this rifle: From it I was able to figure out what would make a good ACOG set up, another note on that later. And the benefit of the adjustable low power scope.

    Last note, I just decided to add the Surefire 300 to the front of the rifle after reading some other more knowledgeable shooter, now I only need a night match to try it out…

  13. shadoweng

    I like the Spike’s Tactical M4. It is a terrific performer for a price many can afford. Reduced price in no way implies compromised performance or quality. The guys behind the spider know their stuff!

COMMENT