Gun Digest Classics features stories and articles from Gun Digest Magazine and Gun Digest books.
With an upgraded manufacturing process and Colt’s languishing attention to revolvers, Smith & Wesson begins to surpass colt as the go-to maker of police revolvers.
Having held out for years, Dan Shideler gives the SKS a chance.
The 2010 Gun Digest Gundex section contained errors, so here you can download a corrected Gundex in PDF format.
In this classic article from the 1980 Gun Digest, editor John T. Amber pursues Russia’s red deer – and some interesting Russian arms – in the Red Forest.
Never heard of the Pieper Volley Gun, have you? Neither had I until I stumbled across it in the LaPorte museum. If the LaPorte museum’s W. A. Jones Collection of Antique Firearms contains the damndest stuff you’ve ever seen, then their Pieper Volley Gun has got to be the double-damndest.
I’ve never had much use for semi-auto pistols. Compared to revolvers, they’ve always seemed to me to be clunky, awkward things. As for their supposed tactical superiority, well, I can’t argue that; but the thought of my actually being involved in anything even remotely tactical is just absurd.
If you’ve ever read my columns, you’re aware that I’m fascinated by oddball firearms. Perhaps you are, too. If so, Winant’s Firearms Curiosa is a must-have.
The Keith 235-grain 44 Special hollow point, backed by 18.5 grains of 2400, is even worse in its destruction of living tissue. It’s certain death on either elk or deer if placed in the lungs broadside at close range, but it will not penetrate quite as well as the 250-grain solid in bone or when meaty portions of an animal are struck.
One fall, when in need of his winter’s meat, Charley ran onto a bull moose standing broadside. Holding his gun with both hands, he aimed for the heart and shot once. The bull lurched away but went only one hundred yards and lay down and was soon ready for the knife. The flat-point Keith bullet went through the middle of the heart and bled him out nicely.
FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS I wore a sixgun as regularly as I did my trousers. Without it I did not feel fully dressed. It was a tool, and a mighty useful one at that. I still like to have a good gun in easy reach at all times.