The Gun Digest
I have Good news and bad news. The good news is that I have every single issue of “Gun Digest,” all 65 of them. The bad news is that I picked them all up new.
Since 1944, “Gun Digest” has presented articles, catalog sections and round ups of every major shooting category, such as revolvers, ammunition, optics, etc. There is no other single volume that puts so much reliable data in one spot.
Over the years, there have been issues that were not kind to handgunners, but those days seem to be gone. This year's volume has some great handgun information to go with a new look and a new editor.
One feature that has been there for many years is a sprinkling of articles on what most magazine editors would reject as too “obscure” to fit in a typical gunzine. I particularly like this year's stories on the Mossberg Brownie (the first handgun I ever owned) and the .38 S&W cartridge (millions of guns sold and no one understands it).
The editor gave the authors enough space to make their points in appropriate detail. Can't wait for the next one!