Frequently Asked Questions

All technical data in this website, especially for handloading, reflect the limited experience of individuals using specific tools, products, equipment and components under specific conditions and circumstances not necessarily reported in the article and over which the National Rifle Association (NRA) has no control . The data have not otherwise been tested or verified by the NRA. The NRA, its agents, officers and employees accept no responsibility for the results obtained by persons using such data and disclaim all liability for any consequential injuries or damages.


1. How can I submit a letter to the Editor (a Says You letter)?

You may email your comments to americanrifleman@nrahq.org or send it by mail to the attention of American Rifleman at the address below.


2. 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 online at our Member Services portal at: https://www.nramemberservices.org/Default.asp. This requires a login and your membership number. You can email membership@nrahq.org with your old and new addresses and they will make the change for you. You may also call Membership at 703-267-3700 to change your address.


3. How can 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. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the return of your article.

Attn: American Rifleman
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030-9400

4. Is there an online index of American Rifleman articles I can search?

Unfortunately, our indexes are not online and are not available to our members at this time. You can search for recent articles posted online at the top right of our homepage by using the "Search" button. Questions about past magazine articles can be emailed to americanrifleman@nrahq.org.


5. 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 americanrifleman@nrahq.org.


6. How can I submit an article to the Armed Citizen column?

Submissions for this column can be sent directly to armedcitizen@nrahq.org.


7. Where can 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.


8. 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 ila-contact@nrahq.org or by phone at (703) 267-1170.


9. 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 advertising@nrahq.org or by phone at (703) 267-1329.


10. How can I get technical answers or historical information on my firearm?

For information of a historical nature about the firearm, please send your question to the "Dope Bag section of American Rifleman, which is where readers' questions of a technical nature are answered. Because Rifleman no longer has a technical staff on site devoted to answering technical or historical firearms questions from our members, we ask that members with these queries write in by regular mail. This allows us to send your questions out to our field editors for expert answers. 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 "Dope Bag" at the address below:

Attn: Dope Bag
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030


11. Can you tell me what my old/antique/rare firearm is worth?

The NRA is not set up for gun appraisals. 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% 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 www.bluebookofgunvalues.com