Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit a letter to the Editor?
You may email your comments to email@example.com or send it by mail
to the attention of American Rifleman at the address below.
How can I change my address for the magazine?
Our Membership department handles all address changes and updates. Your address on file can be changed several ways. You can change
it online at our Member Services portal at: www.nramemberservices.org. This
requires a login and your membership number. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your
old and new addresses and they will make the change for you. You may also call Membership at (703) 267-3700 or (800) 672-3888 to
change your address.
How do I get a copy of an article I read in American Rifleman?
Requests for paper copies must be submitted by regular mail. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in your letter with the question (we don't like to ask for postage, but this is what allows this to continue being a free service), and send it to the attention of American Rifleman at the address below. Please include your NRA Member ID number. Please include as much information about the article as possible: date, topics, author, and any other details you can remember that might help us locate the article. Articles from issues before 1980 are too fragile to subject to photocopying, and we do not reproduce them. Please allow two to three weeks for the return of your article.
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Is there an online index of American Rifleman articles I can search?
There are currently a limited quantity of articles that you can search for www.americanrifleman.org.
Questions about past magazine articles can be emailed to email@example.com.
What is “Favorite Firearms” and how do I submit my entries to it?
Every shooter has a favorite firearm. If you have one you would never part with and would like to share the experience of owning it with
other American Rifleman readers you can do so by sending a sharp color photograph of the gun, accompanied by its story in fewer than 400
words, with your name, address and daytime telephone number to the address listed above. Entries are accepted digitally at
How do I submit an article to the Armed Citizen column?
Submissions for this column can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I find information on other types of NRA publications like books?
Books, posters, and other NRA items can be found online at the NRA Store at www.nrastore.com.
I have a question or comment related to politics or the Second Amendment. Who can I talk to?
Our Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) produces our political articles and handles questions and comments of a political or legal nature.
Please contact them at email@example.com or by phone at (703) 267-1170.
I’d like information on advertising in NRA magazines, where can I find it?
You can find advertising information for all our NRA magazines in our online media kit here:
www.nramediakit.com. If you have additional questions or needs, please contact our
advertising department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 267-1329.
How do I get technical answers or historical information on my firearm?
From the thousands of questions and letters on guns, ammunition and their use that American Rifleman receives every year, it publishes the most interesting here. Receiving answers to technical questions is a privilege reserved to NRA members. Questions must be in the form of letters; must contain the member's code line from an American Rifleman or American Hunter mailing label or membership card; must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed, legal-size envelope; and must be limited to one specific question per letter. Non-members may submit a question with a membership application. We cannot answer technical or historical questions by telephone, e-mail or fax, and we cannot place even an approximate value on guns or other equipment. Please allow eight to 10 weeks for replies. Address letters to:
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Can you tell me what my old/antique/rare firearm is worth?
The NRA cannot appraise guns. Your best bet is to find a qualified appraiser to physically inspect the gun. However, there is now an online
appraisal service available for firearms, and NRA members can get a 10 percent discount on the regular appraisal rate. For more information,
go to: www.gun-appraisals.com/nra.cfm You may also check the Blue Book of Gun
Values for information, which you can find in your local library, bookstore, or online at The NRA Store