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Gun Collecting Tips: What’s It Worth?

Assigning values to used guns is an inexact science, to be sure, and fraught with uncertainty. The late Dan Shideler, former editor of "Standard Catalog of Firearms," had this to say about used gun values, and getting the best price whether you're buying or selling.

The Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 is one of the most popular modern sporting rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle

Giveaway: Win “Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly”

One of the interesting side effects of the modern sporting rifle phenomenon is the production of like models in rimfire calibers. This week, for fans of the .22 rifle - both classic and modern - we're giving away a copy of "Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly," which was recently updated, adding many...

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Foul the Bore Before Hunting?!?

It’s always good to clean your gun and keep it in top-notch shape. Why, then, would you intentionally foul the bore by sending a shot down the barrel prior to heading out on a hunt?

According to the author, there are important differences between steel and lead shotshell components. Always use the proper components.

True or Not? Shotshell Reloading Myths Dispelled

Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are "good" or "bad" depends on what you were trying to do. In "ABCs of Reloading," author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can't blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few "false notions and home truths" about shotguns and...

Bren Ten Handgun

What Killed the Bren Ten?

  The Bren Ten was the handgun story of the early- to mid-1980s. The pundits drooled and salivated. It was predicted that the new cartridge that came out with it, the 10mm Auto, would take over the law enforcement market. It was not to be. Today, the 10mm is popular only among handgun cognoscenti....

"Tactical Pistol Shooting" by Erik Lawrence

Practice Drills Maximize Handgun Training Time (& Who Won the Book?)

If you want to learn how to shoot a pistol faster and more accurately, "Tactical Pistol Shooting" by Erik Lawrence delivers the handgun training you need. These shooting drills are a great place to start, whether you carry a pistol for a living, or carry concealed for self defense or personal protection.

Reloading for Handgunners

The Reloading Book Winner Is . . .

Thanks to everyone who commented to enter the drawing for a copy of "Reloading for Handgunners", and a hearty welcome to all the new Inside Gun Digest Books blog readers. As it turns out, whether or not reloading saves money, a whole bunch of you are doing it, or want to.

Hopefully, your gun now looks like this again.

Is Your Ruger Pistol in Pieces?

The resident gunsmith here at GD tells me that a lot of people show up with their Ruger Standard Auto pistol in pieces, in a box. If that describes the current condition of your Ruger pistol, we're here to help.