Gun Buying

The barrel ramp (shown here with slide removed for better clarity) should be relatively smooth, even and symmetrical. Any damage here can affect feeding reliability.

Jewel or Junk? How to Buy a Used Handgun

When buying a used handgun, how do you know if it’s a gem, or a problem that someone else dumped on an unsuspecting buyer? Check out these tips for evaluating a used handgun prior to purchase.

Handgun Training for Personal Protection

Seven Tips to Choose a Handgun for Self Defense

Selecting a handgun is personal—too personal to allow me or anyone else to do it for you. That said, it needs to fit your hand, have a recoil impulse you can control, and be small enough and light enough you might actually carry it and have it with you when you need it. Yes,...

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Gun Price Guide Winner Announced

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win the "2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms." With detailed identification information, 7,500+ photos and more than 110,000 gun prices, this is a must-have book for any gun library.

With 1472 pages of gun prices, photos and descriptions, there's a pretty good chance you'll find what you're looking for.

What Model Is This Gun? Many of You Guessed It Right

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win the "2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms." We thought we'd chosen a relatively obscure gun for the contest, but many astute readers guessed the model right anyway.

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What’s This Gun Worth? (Book Giveaway)

Firearms values and used gun prices are a popular topic among Gun Digest readers. In this week's book giveaway, you can enter for a chance to win the ultimate firearms price guide: the "2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms."

Classic Guns: High Standard .22 Pistols

In a recent column, Gun Digest the Magazine contributor Walt Hampton wrote, “A gun with proper care can last several lifetimes and during those years as it is passed between family members or friends and is touched or used by various people it becomes woven into the fabric of our lives.  This is the...

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Ask the Editor: Which Gun Price Guide Do I Need?

With several gun pricing books to choose from, we here at GD are often asked, “Which price guide has the [insert your gun model here] in it?” Here’s a quick look at what each book does (and, in some cases, doesn’t) cover.