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Market Trends in Military Gun Collecting

From the re-election of Barack Obama and push for new gun control following the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, to the United Nations push for small arms disarmament, there’s no shortage of geopolitical and economic forces shaping trends in military gun collecting. Phillip Peterson, editor of the new Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 7th...

The GA Precision U.S. Army M24 is a stocky, super-accurate sniper rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO.

The Ever-Evolving M24 Sniper Rifle

The military’s shifting doctrine are the winds of change that continue to shape the Army M24 sniper rifle and its role in the field to this day.

AK-47 as an alternative to the AR-15?

Editor’s Pick: Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS

The AR-15 is not the only fun gun you can have. The AK-47 and SKS provide plenty of big time firepower for your shooting enjoyment, too. If you want to learn more, we've got the book for you.