Patrick Sweeney

Gun Digest Digital AR-15 Collection

Editor’s Pick: Digital AR-15 Collection

Covering everything from maintenance to functionality, the latest models and all the things you could latch on to their Picatinny rails, plus tips on parts and DIY-ing the ubiquitous AR-15, this is the resource to have.

A Marine hugs his M40 sniper rifle--and he's probably shooting at something beyond 53 yards.

The Tactical Rifle Gets A Reality Check

Sure, everyone thinks the tactical rifle and sniper duties are the ways of Carlos Hathcock and mile-long shots. And then there’s reality. “I had a Special Forces trained sniper once tell me, “Life begins at the triple zero.” Meaning, it was best to work at 1,000 yards or more. “This image has so distorted...

John Dillinger's 1911 converted to full auto and .38 Super, complete with a Thompson submachine gun forearm.

A Full-Auto Colt 1911? Only If Your Name is Dillinger

Back in the days when robbing banks got you fame and glory–and ultimately a body full of FBI bullets–John Dillinger was rigging his 1911 the full-auto way. “During the bank robber era, some guns-savvy outlaws had gunsmiths make select-fire handguns for them. In fact, an Arizona gunsmith created a full-auto 1911 .38 Super for...

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Normandy with troops and a mighty 155mm cannon, as it appeared in 'LIFE" magazine a while back.

Gun Quotes: Eisenhower on being Mightily Armed

He may have been speaking towards being armed for global conflict, but President Eisenhower’s words from yesteryear ring just as true for today’s private gun owning citizenry. “Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.”—General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S....

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.

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And the Winner Is . . .

The results are in, and while it probably won't arrive by Christmas, one lucky winner will soon be enjoying their very own copy of Pat Sweeney's "Gunsmithing the AR-15."