Gun Buying

This Winchester Model 70 might be a real gem or it could turn out to be a lemon. Like all used guns, you’ll never know until you inspect the rifle and make sure it’s in working order before purchasing it. Photo: Meniscus

How to Inspect a Used Rifle

In the market for a new plinker, long-range rifle or a little something for deer season? Master gunsmith Patrick Sweeney gives you tips on evaluating a used rifle before purchase.

What's that gun really worth? Pick up a copy of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016 and find out.

Ask the Editor: How to Use Guns & Prices 2016

An insider's Q&A with Jerry Lee, editor of the newly released Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016, 11th Edition, to learn why every gun buyer and seller needs this book.

Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values, 18th Edition

Gun Value Trends: New 2016 Firearms

Gun Digest asked co-editor Andrew Johnson to highlight some things he learned about current gun offerings while researching gun values for the latest edition of Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values. Here are his responses.

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,...


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.