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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...

Canada needs polar bear guns

Canada Searches for Next Polar Bear Gun

  According to the Canadian Press, the Canadian army is on the hunt for a new polar bear gun. It’s “on the lookout for an ‘anti-predator weapon’ with which to equip both Arctic Rangers and regular-force units whenever they operate on their own in the North. In the meantime, it has issued First World...

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...

Anti-gun advocate Leeland Yee

California Bill Would Have Outlawed Firearms with Detachable Magazines

  A bill introduced in the California Senate, authored by Senator Leland Yee, would have outlawed all firearms in the state that use detachable magazines. The bill, designated SB249, was removed from a committee hearing slated for Thursday, Aug. 16. This effectively kills the measure, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which lobbied...

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American-Made Firearms Helped Protect Olympians

  Firearms manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, were used to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks. As reported by the Daily Express in the UK, airmen from Royal Air Force assigned to protect the Olympics were armed with the LMT...

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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...