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The “Gun Digest 2013″ Giveaway Winner Is . . .

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment for a chance to win a copy of "Gun Digest 2013." Not surprisingly, the comments depict the wide range of interests held by gun enthusiasts, everything from self defense to hunting to shooting to collecting.

Scott Wagner with a survival shotgun

Survival Shotguns: Not Just for CQB

  Editor’s Note: The author offers some great tips for selecting a survival shotgun in this article. Keep in mind you’re not likely to find a literal “survival shotgun” for sale. Survival shotguns are sporting or tactical firearms purposed for preparedness. The shotgun has some marvelous advantages for the person who is preparing for...

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Iowa Governor Branstad Rejects Lead Shot Ban for Dove Hunting

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has rescinded a rule against use of lead ammunition in dove hunts. The Iowa Natural Resources Commission, a citizens’ panel appointed by the governor, passed that rule last year, over claims that lead shot for dove hunting was, somehow, a threat to human health. “That upset some hunters and some...

Gun Digest Book of Green Shooting: Non-Toxic Ammunition for Shotguns, Rifles & Handguns

Reloading Shotgun Shells: With Non-Toxics, Stick to the Load Data

If you are already familiar with the basics of reloading, you probably know that non-toxic loads are a little different in composition – in the load data or recipe – and that you can never simply substitute ingredients. Find out what's available in non-toxic shotshell loads, how they perform, keys to successful reloading for...

Personal defense and concealed carry for women

Concealed Carry for Women: Gila Hayes Walks the Walk

Massad Ayoob sums it up nicely: "Our daughters need more role models like Gila Hayes." In her book "Personal Defense for Women," Hayes disregards the stereotypes and tells women what they need to know to protect themselves and their families.

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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.