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$35.99 U.S. - Gun Digest 2017, 71st Annual Edition
Gun Digest is known as The Worlds Greatest Gun Book for a good reason. For more than seven decades, it has proven to be the most comprehensive firearms annual available. Gun Digest 2017, 71st Edition continues this tradition, delivering an eclectic, entertaining and authoritative selection of articles, field reports and industry references. No matter a shooters passion classic side-by-side shotguns, cutting-edge tactical rifles, or current concealed carry pistols the annual is certain to raise their firearms IQ.
Editor Jerry Lee anchors Gun Digest 2017 on a roster of informative and entertaining feature articles from some of the top names in gun writing. This is unique in gun annuals, which in many cases are little more than a litany of spec sheets, offering a superficial understanding of firearms. Gun Digests features, on the other hand, delve into the minutia of firearm design, history and application, giving readers a grasp of the whos, hows and whys behind the rifles, shotguns and handguns they dearly love. Highlighting the features in this edition are looks at:
The Luger pistols 117 years of popularity
Why gun makers are also becoming ammo makers
The 6.5mms rise from obscurity in America
World War Is legendary firearms
Remembering Auto Ordnances semi-auto Thompson
Why the Mauser 98 is the most influential bolt-action ever
How the Light Brigades guns couldnt save its doomed charge
The story behind Hank Williams, Jr.s double rifle
The Winchester Model 1907, a semi-auto ahead of its time
A truly fine single-action the Colt New Frontier
Suppressors making noise with modern gun owners
Loving Rugers unique No. 1 rifle
The unsinkable .404 Jeffery
Remingtons refinements to the semi-auto shotgun
Gun Digest 2017 also has an extremely practical side to it, offering gun collectors and gun consumers the vital information they require to deftly navigate the firearms marketplace. In addition to its fully illustrated firearms catalog, the annual puts the newest makes and models under the microscope in its Testfire department. Some of the firearms to get the once over this year include the Ruger American Pistol, Smith & Wesson MP-10 .308 Rifle, Ruger Redhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP Revolver, Sharps .25-45 AR, and Charter Arms Pitbull .45 ACP. For those hunting out vintage gun designs, the always-popular One Good Gun informs collectors which firearms are truly worth the time and effort. In this edition, the annuals writers let shooters in on why the Colt 1860 Army, the Shanghai Colt, and Remington Model 11 are gems worth adding to any gun safe.
Gun Digest 2017, 71st Edition is your key to unlocking the gun world. Brimming with striking prose, eye-catching pictures and unparalleled references, the annual is certain to make you a more enlightened gun enthusiast.
Bonus: Complete up-to-date firearms industry Internet directory.
About the editor:
Jerry Lee has been editor of some of the leading magazines in the firearms field including Guns, Petersen's Handguns, Rifle Shooter, and many Guns & Ammo and Shooting Times Special Interest Publications, including Book of the 1911, Book of the AR-15, Combat Arms, Surplus Firearms, Book of the Model 70, Wing & Shot, and custom publications for Smith & Wesson, Remington, Ruger, Mossberg, CZ and other manufacturers.
$43.99 U.S. - 2017 Standard Catalog of Firearms
More guns! More values! More of what you need!
For more than a quarter century Standard Catalog of Firearms has been the leading illustrated guide to guns and their values, offering more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs--more photos, more prices and more guns! Every edition is updated with the newest entries from today's manufacturers of handguns, rifles and shotguns, plus the latest values from a wide range of experts, editors and auction houses for virtually every gun made or sold in America since the early 1800s. Standard Catalog of Firearms is a must-have guide to commercial firearms, past and present.
Inside you'll find:
More than 7,500 photos with extensive descriptions that let you know what it's worth.
Updated values and up to six condition grades, for a total of more than 110,000 prices.
16-page full-color photo section showcasing extraordinary Colt handguns.
A guide to Firearms Trade Names covering more than 150 years of gun history.
Whether you're a serious gun collector, a casual gun-show trader, a hunter or recreational shooter, if you buy, sell or trade firearms, Standard Catalog of Firearms is the best insurance you can buy!
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$29.99 U.S. - Shooter's Bible, 108th Edition
Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooters Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 108th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading.
With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooters Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
$37.99 U.S. - Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition
Whether you're a reloader, cartridge collector, or a serious firearms enthusiast, you'll master the universe of ammunition with Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition. The most widely read reference on the topic, the book has been the go-to resource for serious firearms owners and ballisticians for years. And with updated cartridge listings, ballistics data and features, this new volume keeps shooters abreast of the latest developments in the world of ammunition, while still keeping tabs on vintage and wildcat ammo.
Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition is freshly expanded to include 50 new cartridges in its fully illustrated 680 pages and covers everything from factory loads to trending wildcat ammunition. Each cartridge new and old features an article on its history, development, design, application and idiosyncrasies. Along with this, each listing includes a detailed data chart outlining the cartridge's performance in its most common loads. This vital information is certain to get handloaders and shooters of every stripe hitting a bull's eye with their favorite cartridge.
Cartridges of the World, 15th Edition also includes a full-color feature section of articles penned by gun-industry heavy hitters. Experts such as Philip Massaro, Bob Campbell and Robert Sadowski plumb the depths of the cartridge world, giving rare insight into rifle, handgun and shotgun ammo. Combined with the technical information, this resource is a veritable graduate course in cartridges.
Whether you're a shooter aiming to better understand your ammunition or a reloader shooting to perfect a cartridge, Cartridges of the World 15th Edition is certain to get you on target. No serious shooter's library is complete without it.
How this reference will raise your ammunition IQ:
Coverage of more than 1,500 new, vintage and wildcat cartridges
Full history and performance data on each cartridge
In-depth feature articles by some of the top names in the firearms industry
About the Editor W. Todd Woodard has been editor of Gun Tests magazine for over 15 years and is an avid rifle, handgun and shotgun shooter. He's the author of several books, including Brownell's Guide to 101 Gun Gadgets, and is a regular contributor to the Gun Digestannual as well as several firearms, outdoors, political and news publications.
$21.99 U.S. - Deadly Force
Do you know your self-defense rights? Do you understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by you, a private citizen?
In his new book, Deadly Force, Massad Ayoob draws on three decades of experience to educate you, the responsible firearms owner about the legal, ethical and practical use of firearms in self defense.
Filled with real-world examples of threatening situations to teach you when and when not to pull the trigger, Deadly Force is about more than just shooting bad guys. The book logically outlines what conditions to look for, settings to avoid and if you do find yourself in a troubling circumstance how to first defuse it. And then if necessary, apply the needed force.
What happens if you need to use lethal force? Do you know what to say to police? The right attorney to hire? What to expect from law enforcement, the courts, the media?
Learn from instructive lethal force case studies too. The Larry Hicks case a classic filled with teaching points for those who legally carry guns. And the recent George Zimmermann shooting case in Florida.
Deadly Force also covers myths of armed self-defense. The Warning Shots are a Good Idea Myth; The In My State I Cant be Sued for a Self-Defense Shooting Myth; The Drag the Corpse Inside and Plant a Knife in His Hand Myth; and so many more.
Get important insights from renowned shooting law expert Massad Ayoob. Buy a copy of his book, Deadly Force and learn from his experience. Deadly force incidents are rare but when they happen, you need to be prepared and know your rights.
$27.99 U.S. - Reloading for Handgunners
Youll never worry about running out of ammo again once you have the skills and equipment needed to reload your own handgun cartridges.
In Reloading for Handgunners, certified Master Gunsmith and world class IPSC competitor Patrick Sweeney guides you through the entire process from selecting equipment through reloading every popular handgun cartridge. In 224 pages filled with expert advice and photos, Patrick covers every step:
-How to find, sort and clean brass for your next load-Choosing bullets: picking the right shape for the purpose-Powder selection and how to safely adjust for different loads-The exact process for setting up your reloading dies (missing from most reloading manuals)-Selecting primers: when the type matters, when it doesnt, and the truth about using rifle primers in handgun cartridges-Storage and recordkeeping tips to prevent embarrassing and expensive errors-How to develop the best load to match your handgun and shooting scenario
Reloading for Handgunners will help you load cartridges as reliable, accurate and safe as factory-produced ammunition. Youll understand the factors that cause a load to perform better - or worse - in your handgun. And by following the advice in this book youll avoid the costly mistakes even experienced reloaders make.
Specialty loading info for every purpose - recreation, hunting or competition - can all be found in this comprehensive volume. Dont miss out. Get your copy of Reloading for Handgunners now.
$44.99 U.S. - Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly 5th Edition
Avoid turning your handgun into a "brown-bag special" with Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly 5th Edition!
Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly is the indispensable guide to DIY disassembly, repair, and reassembly of semi-automatic pistols of all types, including many of today's most popular models, including:
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact
Step-by-step photographs and clear, simple instructions guide you through the process of disassembling and reassembling a variety of semi-auto pistols, keeping repairs and curiosity takedowns from becoming "brown-bag specials" (you know, that bag of parts that ends up sheepishly handed over to a gunsmith).
Shooters, gunsmiths and collectors alike will find this 5th edition of Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly a practical, handy reference.
$27.99 U.S. - Gunsmithing - The AR-15 Volume 1
ARs are Expensive! Protect Your Investmentwith Gunsmithing: The AR-15
Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested amateur, you'll find everything you need to know about keeping your AR perking in Gunsmithing: The AR-15. Written by master gunsmith and noted AR-15 expert Patrick Sweeney, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 is your one-stop guide to repairing, maintaining and modifying America's favorite rifle.
It's all here!
Whether you're interested in simple tasks such as disassembling and maintaining your AR, or if you're ready to tackle more complex projects such as rebarreling or converting your AR to a piston design, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 tells you everything you need to know. Protect your investment and avoid costly mistakeswith Gunsmithing: The AR-15!
$25.99 U.S. - Gunsmithing: Rifles
Noted gunsmith Patrick Sweeney guides you step-by-step on how to repair your rifle and improve its accuracy and performance. The detailed photos in this guide offer clear illustrations of each step. If you are an avid hobbyist who enjoys working on rifles, this is the book for you!
$16.95 U.S. - Gunsmithing Made Easy
Thinking about gunsmithing? This is your guide! Renowned gunsmithing expert Bryce Towsley provides everything you could need and more in this handsome hardcover reference book. From setting up your shop to stock modifications to building a rifle from scratch, the details you need to know are covered.
$17.95 U.S. - Modern Day Gunslinger: Defensive Tactical Handgun Training. By Don Mann
Arguably one of the best trained and most respected Navy SEALS of our time, Don Mann has captured the essence of what is needed in modern day handgun training in this volume. Packed with easy to understand directions and photos, this comprehensive manual gives you everything you need to be a fully trained shooter. Used by military, law enforcement and private gun owners the world over, if you choose only one handgun training book, this is it.
$32.99 U.S. - Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer
the Brand-New 2nd Edition
The Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer includes
More than 280 pages and over 450 photographs
Reviews of 20 top models with evaluations of design, handling and performance
Field reports on accuracy and reliability
Candid asessments of "shootability" and value
Chapters on maintenance, competition and customizing.
Which SIG .45 ACP should you choose? Should you go with a classic P220 ST stainless-steel frame for +P loads
or the SAO 1911 Tactical Ops?
Should you buy the match-grade accurate .357 SIG P229 or the P239 with interchangeable .357 SIG and .40 S&W barrels?
Thinking of a .380 for back-up? Do you spring for SIGs top-selling P238 or go with a less-expensive pre-owned P232?
When it comes to their next gun, its easy to see why so many serious shooters pick a SIG-Sauer. Its deciding which one to buy that can be hard.
Adopted by a host of state and federal agencies and military services, including ICE, USCG, and US Navy SEALS, SIG-Sauers are recognized for their accuracy, power, and reliability.
Todays SIG line-up includes more than 170 models and varia-tions. From polymer Nines to the Mastershop X-Six .45 ACP
from the new modular P320 to the classic double-stack P224.
In this new book, gun writer Massad Ayoob will help you make the right choice for your shooting, your skills, and your budget.
With comprehensive and candid assessments of SIG-Sauers current and classic models, the book delivers the facts you need.
About the Author Massad Ayoob has written more than a dozen books on firearms and self-defense in- cluding Greatest Handguns of the World Volumes 1 and 2 andThe Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry.
Plus, the book will advance your skills with informative sections on tactical reloading, bringing a concealed handgun to bear, and shooting from non-standing positions.
Youll master tips for cleaning and inspecting your SIG. Youll read about SIGs cold weather advantage. Youll get recommendations for accessories, holsters, ammunition, and more.
Whether you own a SIG-Sauer now, are considering buying one, or just appreciate fine firearms, this is a book youll want to read cover to cover. Send for your copy of The Gun Digest of SIG-Sauer now!
$19.99 U.S. - Shooter's Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms
Long range shooting in the United States is as old as this country is young. Shooters have always had a fascination with shooting at distance, whether they are plinkers, competitive shooters, or hunters. The ability to place rifle bullets in the same hole of a target or kill an animal quickly is a goal to which we all aspire. In recent years the interest in tactical precision rifles has increased, with many factory and custom rifle makers plying their art producing rifles that can easily outperform the ability of many shooters. Expert Robert A. Sadowski proves to be a masterful instructor on all aspects related to precision shooting in the Shooters Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms.
This Shooters Bible guide will help new and experienced shooters in making smart equipment purchases that range from rifles and optics to ammunition and gear. The shooting school section provides instructions for those of us who have had no formal training. For experienced shooters, having current information on hand in one place can be an invaluable resource. And no Shooters Bible guidebook is complete without a detailed products section showcasing rifles from all across the market.
Other topics covered include:-Top 10 long-range rifles-Precision rifle maintenance-Anatomy of a riflescope-Shooting technique, positions, and drills-And much more!
Pick up a copy of the Shooters Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms to learn everything you need to know about precision, long-range shooting.
$19.95 U.S. - Shooter's Bible Guide to Cartridges
A guidebook designed specifically to teach gun users everything they need to know to select the right cartridge for their shooting needs. This title is written in an accessible and engaging style that makes research fun. The Shooters Bible Guide to Cartridges is packed with full-color photographs, clear and detailed diagrams, and easy-to-read charts with cartridge data.
The Shooters Bible name has been known and trusted as an authority on guns and ammunition for nearly a century and has sold over seven million copies since its start. Now the Shooters Bible offers readers this comprehensive and fascinating guide to cartridges. Complete with color and black and white photographs showcasing various makes and models of firearms and equipment, this guide to cartridges is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast. No matter what your shooting background is, youll learn something new. This guide is a great introduction that will make readers want to seek out and get to know all the titles in the informative Shooters Bible series.
$26.99 U.S. - The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2016
Knowledge is power--and this huge, completely updated 2016 edition of The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices gives you all the power you need to identify and price thousands of non-military cartridge firearms from around the world. Based on data collected from auctions, gun shows and retail gun shops, this 1,328-page volume is an affordable field guide to today's hottest collectible rifles, pistols and shotguns. On your desk or in the field, The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices is all you need!
Everything You Need--and Nothing You Don't!
$27.99 U.S. - The ABCs Of Reloading
A step-by-step guide to reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells!
In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays--literally--to know how to "roll your own" cartridges. But don't think it's some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you'll be reloading your own cartridges--and saving big bucks--faster than you ever thought possible.
Bonus: The best reloading articles from the Gun Digest archives and more!
Don't let the next ammunition shortage catch you unprepared. Arm yourself with money-saving knowledge - with The ABCs of Reloading!
$19.95 U.S. - Shooter's Bible Guide to Extreme Iron
The Shooters Bible is the most trusted guide to firearms in the industry. Now, for the first time, extreme weapons are given a chance to show what they can do. Shooters Bible Guide to Extreme Iron is a comprehensive collection of all of the most extreme guns and cannons both in history and in the present. With poetic and flowing prose, author Stan Skinner provides information for awe-inspiring weapons, such as:
Get fired up with the powerful weapons included in this addition to the Shooters Bible. Including historical facts and modern versions, this book is essential to any shooters collection.
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$5.95 U.S. - May 2017 Digital Back Issue
Big 9mm Pistols Tested? Yes!
New Accessories, Gear, and Ammunition Choices for 2017
Three More 10mm Autos: Kimber, Dan Wesson, Tanfoglio
$5.95 U.S. - April 2017 Digital Back Issue
Tests for Jumbo Shrimp .410s
Affordable 1911 Rail Guns: EAA, ATI, Armscor, Springfield
AR-15 Carbines for Less Than $1300: The Winner is a Saint
$5.95 U.S. - March 2017 Digital Back Issue
Army Chooses SIG P320 Pistol
Good Service from Charter Arms
Forward-Mounted-Mag 9mm Pistols from SIG, Zenith, & CZ
$5.95 U.S. - February 2017 Digital Back Issue
Trump's Gun Agenda and Gun Tests' Glossy New Look
Reproduction M1 Carbines: We Test Auto-Ordnance and Inland Manufacturing Models
Used 38 Sp. Revolver Contest: Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger
$5.95 U.S. - January 2017 Digital Back Issue
Better Price on SIG P226 CPO
Selective-Double-Action 9mm 3-Way Used-Handgun Shoot Out
Budget 20-Gauge Shoot Off: H&R, Century, and Mossberg
$8.99 U.S. - The 'A' Team: Concealable 9mm Hand Guns & Gear
Meet the hidden gems the 12 best conceal carry choices selected by the editors of Gun Tests!
You carry so that you will never be taken by surprise. Thats why you want to be sure you have a gun you can rely on with certainty and confidence.
After testing dozens of contending compacts and subcompacts, the editors of Gun Tests selected twelve 9mm pistols and revol-vers that outshot and outperformed all the others. For con-ceal carry, these are the guns that are worth a serious look.
In The A Team: Concealable 9mm Guns and Gear, youll meet these shining nines. They include guns from Taurus, CZ USA, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Glock, Kimber, Kahr, and more.
This informative new book will help you select the guns that best match your priorities. Carry all day? Youll find two lightweights that can deliver a punch. Want easy takedown?
A quick first shot? Flawless rapid fire? Double-digit capacity?
Youll find guns that fit your demands and your budget.
Youll learn about the right ammo too. In the book youll read about loads designed specifically for short-barrel nines. Youll find which light recoil round is also most accurate
which load best combines expansion and penetration
and which, with almost no powder flash, is best for night firing.
Plus, youll get tips for selecting an IWB holster. With holsters from Hopp, eXo, SwapRig and more, youll find which offer the best draw angle, most solid retention, and greatest comfort.
You shouldnt have to think twice about your carry gun. So, dont wait, send for this new eBook at once! Just click below to purchase your copy of The A Team: Concealable 9mm Guns and Gear today.
$8.99 U.S. - The A Team: Top AR-15 Style Rifles & Gear, Part I
Get set to meet the AR All-Stars
18 AR-15 style guns with stopping power and staying power
rifles that are built to take punishment and hand it out too
rifles that youll own with pride and shoot with confidence.
In Top AR-15 Style Rifles and Gear, Part I, youll discover
Theres more reason than ever to get an AR now. But which? Youve got a host of choices
choices of calibers
DGI vs. GPS
fixed or collapsible stock
sporter contour barrel or target?
This new book from Gun Tests delivers the facts you need before you buy. Whether youre considering a 5.56 NATO compact carbine or a .308 Win varmint rifle
a fast-to-target personal defense rifle or a competition-ready tack driver, youll find the top guns right here.
Top AR-15 Style Rifles and Gear: Part I includes guns from DPMS, Ruger, Rock River, Fulton Armory, Armalite, S&W, Bushmaster. Youll find a MOA deer-stalker that outshoots guns costing $800 more. And a .223 Rem tactical made for close quarters. Plus, the gun our editors call the steal of the year for hunting and home defense.
Want easy takedown? Quad rails? A free-floating barrel? Ambidextrous controls? Does weight matter to you? Want a gun for fun, inexpensive training? An AR that fire supersonic 30-caliber loads? This book sorts it all out clearly and fairly.
A good AR-15 is a gun you will shoot and enjoy for years.
Get the one thats right for you. Just click to purchase your copy of Top AR-15 Style Rifles and Gear: Part I today.
Part II is available now too! This book is packed with the best picks in AR-15 ammo and and accessories including scopes, mounts, barrel extensions, triggers, cleaning systems, and more. Click here and download Top AR-15 Style Rifles and Gear: Part II.
$8.99 U.S. - The A Team: Top AR-15 Style Rifles & Gear, Part II
As an AR-15 owner, youve made an investment. Now, how can you protect that investment and how can you get the most from it?
This new book is the essential buyers guide to the smartest choices in scopes, gear, accessories and ammo. These are the products that can make a measurable difference in your guns handling, accuracy, and utility
products that will assure smooth operation, increase versatility, and add to your security at home and success on the range and in the field.
Brought to you by Gun Tests, the guide is packed with the results of leave-no-doubt tests that sort out which products outshine all the others. The winners are in this book.
Youll discover three Mil-Dot scopes that more than give you your moneys worth. Youll read about a two-stage trigger thats unrivalled for control and consistency. Youll learn about barrel extensions, the top adjustable stocks, and the latest advances in red-dot optics.
Want to know more about how new gas piston systems compare with DGI? Want a time-saving bore cleaner that really works? How about add-on iron sights designed to clamp onto Picatinny rails? Look no further!
Plus, the book reveals the best choices in ammo
from a reliable lead-free 35-grain varmint load to an incredibly accurate and penetrating 77-grain load for personal defense.
You cant find a better foundation than an AR-15. But before you build, get your copy of Top AR-15 Style Rifles and Gear: Part II. Just click below to purchase.
You may also like to purchase, Top AR-15 Style Rifles: Part I. This book brings you the top guns in a host of calibers and configurations from makers including Ruger, Bushmaster, S&W, Rock River, Fulton Armory, and Armalite. Click here to download this fact-packed eBook.
$8.99 U.S. - Ammunition Buying Guide Part I
Gun Tests Ammunition Buying Guide: Part 1 will point you to your best choices in 9mm Luger and 45 ACP ammo. Youll find the loads and brands that fit your skill and fill the bill whether youre on the range, trek-king the back country, or seeking the security of a manageable self-defense round with stopping power.
In this Ammunition Buying Guide youll discover:
The 45 ACP +P hollowpoint that punches holes 30% larger than the competition
3 short-muzzle 9mm loads long on stopping power
Two 45 ACP bear defense loads that wont maul your carry pistol
Three frangible loads that are viable for self-defense (and 6 that arent!)
The low-recoil 45 ACP that delivers the most bang for the buck-Federal or Cor-Bon?
Interested in Part I & Part II? With this 2 part series from Gun Tests, youll discover which loads and brands are best for how you shoot and what you shoot. In addition, youll learn the self-defense loads that are best for you and your safety. Order this one-of-a-kind downloadable e-book series today!
$8.99 U.S. - Ammunition Buying Guide Part II
For every shooter who values his personal safety, and that of his family, Gun Tests Ammunition Buying Guide Part 2 is essential reading. Youll find the loads you want racked when the chips are down. Youll get the best self-defense choices in...
* 22 magnum * 32 magnum* 38 Special * 38 Super *380 ACP * 45 Colt * 357 magnum * 40 S&W * 10 mm * 223 Remington
In this guide, youll read the results of testing over 85 loads from more than a dozen ammo manufacturers.
The 225-gr. 45 Colt round that will stop both man and beast.
Three easy shooting 38 Supers that are tough downrange
The 380 ACP load with great penetration and weight retention
A deep-drilling 62-gr. 223 load that wont pierce your budget
A 357 Mag round for everyday carry and protection in the field
Plus, much, much more!
$17.98 U.S. - Ammunition Buying Guide Series
With this 2 part series from Gun Tests, youll discover which loads and brands are best for how you shoot and what you shoot. In addition, youll learn the self-defense loads that are best for you and your safety.
Ammunition Buying Guide Part I will point you to your best choices in 9mm Luger and 45 ACP ammo. Youll find the loads and brands that fit your skill and fill the bill whether youre on the range, trek-king the back country, or seeking the security of a manageable self-defense round with stopping power.
Ammunition Buying Guide Part II will point you to the smart choices in self-defense ammunition. The editors selected more than 80 different loads from over a dozen makers and shot thousands of rounds. And when the smoke cleared, the choices were clear too. Theyre all in the Guide.
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$8.99 U.S. - The 'A' Team: 1911 Hand Guns & Gear
Discover 14 cant-miss choices in 1911 pistols as selected by the editors of Gun Tests.
You know the 1911 design. Every serious shooter does. The 1911 is the gold standard. Its the gun that foughtand wonthe wars. Its a gun that can take punishment, and without question, can deliver punishment.
Every gun owner wants at least one 1911 in his collection. But which 1911-style guns are best? Which manufacturers have gotten it right? Which have refined and advanced the design? Which guns fill the bill without breaking the bank?
In The A Team: Concealable
1911 Handguns and Gear youll discover
In this new book, the editors size up the top GI, Commander, and Officer models. Youll find the best 1911 by caliber, in-cluding 45 ACP, .38 Super, and .40 S&W. And youll read which guns are the smartest choices for carry, home defense, competition, recreation, and even for hunting.
These top 14 guns include models from SIG Sauer, Colt, Auto Ordnance, Remington, Para USA, Kimber, and STI. Youll find guns ranging in price from a bargain $450 GI to a $1400 blued-steel gem that outshot custom guns costing twice as much.
Looking for a lightweight 45 ACP thats brilliantly fast on the draw and onto the target? A single stack with great night sights and simple takedown? The best 1911 for a leftie? A double duty gun for trail and carry? Your search is over.
And the report delivers need-to-know facts that will save you time and money and add to your security and safety when it comes to ammo and accessories. Well point you to the best holsters including shoulder rigs and IWBs
and the top ammo choices in calibers from 38 Super +P to 10mm hollowpoints.
Make your buying choice with confidence.
$8.99 U.S. - Bolt Action Rifles Part I
Isnt it time you took that new gun off your wish list and put it on your shoulder?
This new book reveals Gun Tests editors top picks in produc-tion bolt-action rifles from 17 HMR and 308 Win to 375 H&H Magnum and 416 Rigby. These are the guns that have proved their mettle in tough testing
from guns that are, quite literally, loaded for bear to quick-to-target varmint spankers.
In all, a dozen guns distinguished themselves to become the A-Team
twelve bolt-actions that outshot and outperformed a host of contenders. These are guns with accuracy, reliability and value.
In the book youll find a 17 Hornet bolt-action that delivers con-sistent ¾ MOA groups at 100 yards. Youll discover a 375 H&H Magnum with ideal balance and unmatched trigger. And youll meet a sleek, light, all-round rifle with 20-round capacity and unbreakable stock.
And it doesnt take big bucks to bring down the big buck. Youll read about a bargain .308 Win deerslayer thats easy to shoot and slick to handle. Or, theres a classic military rifle with great battle sights and a modest price-tag. And a rugged single-set trigger .416 Rigby that costs two-thirds less than a shorter-barreled rival.
This all-star line-up includes bolt-actions from Browning, Ruger, CZ, Winchester, Kimber, Steyr, and Savage. Plus, the book brings you the bottom line on the most-wanted accessories featuring top choices in range-finding binoculars, hunting rests, and riflescopes.
You can own a rifle that will fulfill your demands and expectations. Just click to purchase your copy of The A Team: Bolt-Action Rifles and Gear: Part I today.
Part II is available now too! This book brings you the editors selections for todays best bolt-action choices in .22LR, 257 Weatherby, 243 Win., 22-250 Rem, .338 Win Mag, and more. Plus, tests of ammo and optics. Click above and download The A Team: Part II
$8.99 U.S. - Bolt Action Rifles Part II
Its the short list of todays best long guns! If youve set your sights on a new bolt-action, these are the guns to look at!
From a long-range tactical 308 Win to silhouette match champion 22LR
from a 22-250 Rem tackdriver to a 338 Win Mag deer hunter, these are the rifles that stood up to the test and stand out from the rest.
The bolt-action is the classic rifle. And for good reason. It is an uncomplicated design. Well-made bolt-actions deliver envi-able accuracy and reliability. They are proven in combat and competition
with small game and with the biggest.
Based on Gun Tests famed rigorous testing, the editors picked their A Team
ten bolt-actions that offer great performance and value. The guns are in this new book along with Gun Tests picks for ballistic reticle riflescopes, bipods, gun cases, gun lubricants, ammunition, and more.
Youll discover a long-range varmint rifle that outshoots sniper rifles costing three times as much. Youll find a versatile bolt-action that can quick-change to different-caliber barrels. And youll read about a tactical 308 Win with a lightning-fast short-throw bolt and sub-MOA accuracy.
Ever shoot in bad light? Youll want to know about the problem-solving 30mm sight on page 40. Need a field carry case for two scoped guns? Go to page 61. Looking for a longer-lasting gun oil? Our slick pick is on page 70. How about a .223 JSP round with penetration and minimal ricochet? Its on page 76.
What guns and gear made it to the winners circle? Find out in this square-shooting report. Just click to purchase your copy of The A Team: Bolt-Action Rifles and Gear: Part II today.
Part I is available now too! You can read Part I too! This companion guide brings you the editors' selections for bolt-actions in 17 HMR, lightweight 308s, 375H&H, and 416 Rigby. Plus,range-finding binoculars, BDC scopes, and more. Click above and download The A Team:Bolt-Action Rifles and Gear: Part I.
$8.99 U.S. - Holster Buying Guide
As most gun owners know, you have to have a suitable hand-gun for personal defense one that fits your hand, is reliable and effective, and that fits your needs. The same is true of a holster.
In this new guide, youll meet the holsters that are our nominees in the best supporting categorythose holsters that offer the superior concealment and extended comfort all-day carry demands.
In this guide we cover dozens of holsters to see if they sag on the belt, ride tight against the body, present the proper grip angle for rapid presentation from concealment, and are well made and durable.
Youll find IWB, OWB, shoulder rig, and other holster styles. The guide looks at holsters made of rugged, low-friction high-tech Kydek
and scores of offerings in leather, horsehide, and sharkskin, and more.
Looking for an IWB that wont weigh down you or your wallet?
Go to page 25 for an $80 gem thats brilliantly fast into action with a design that assures comfort. How about an OWB cross-draw with outstanding speed and retention? (See page 8). Or turn to page 29 for the most concealable belt slide holster we foundand a $60 Best Buy too!
The guide will introduce you to the best in IWB/OWB holsters, small-of-the-back holsters, wallet holsters, ankle holsters and more. Youll find cool choices for hot-weather carry
easy-on-easy-off paddle holsters
and a unique design thats even better than a thumb break for security.
When it comes to concealed carry today, theres no room for compromise. This new guide will help you find the holsters that fit your guns and your demands. Click below to purchase your copy of the Holster Buying Guide now.
$8.99 U.S. - 380 ACP Pistols & Gear, Part I
For shooters who want concealed carry to be second nature, the first choice is increasingly a 380 ACP pistol. Most 380s are suitable for pocket carry with the small size and weight you want and with the deterring firepower you need.
In Top 380 ACP Pistols and Gear, Part I, youll discover
-a 10 oz. DAO thats snag-free and laser-equipped
- a fast-shooting DA/SA pistol that feeds, fires, and ejects perfectly
- an easy-shooting 6+1 blowback semi-auto with1911-style controls
- a $379 DAO with solid accuracy and a lifetime warranty
- a 13+1 pistol with simple take-down and upscale workmanship
The book includes complete specs, full-color photos, and range test results for guns from Ruger, CZ, Walther, Beretta, Sig Sauer, S&W, and more.
In Top 380 ACP Pistols and Gear, Part I, the editors spotlight twelve 380 ACP pistols that bring together reliability, accuracy, and punch. These are guns that you will carry with confi-dence and comfort.
The 380s uncomplicated design underpins its trustworthy performance. Accuracy? The guns weve selected regularly shoot sub-2 groups at 15 yards with open sights. And with todays hotter JHP loads, the 380 ACP is an effective self-defense cartridge.
In Top 380 ACP Pistols and Gear: Part I, youll meet guns with factory-fitted laser sights that make it easy to shoot from the ground. Youll discover two high-capacity DA/SA 380s with reassuring accuracy. And youll find a 380 that combines the ergonomics of a nine with light weight and a budget price.
Want deep conceal carry? Theres a $450 laser-fitted 380 thats less than an inch wide and can be carried without bulge or bump. Have a less seasoned shooter in the family? Youll appreciate the DA/SA 380 with soft recoil and no muzzle flip.
Plus, the book will bring you the editors choices in 380 ACP ammunition, including a 95-grain FMJ with 14 penetration in water
an affordable premium load with unmatched expan-sion
and a high-velocity JHP with superb accuracy.
Dont let your choice of a carry pistol be hit or miss. Get the facts. Just click to purchase your copy of Top 380 ACP Pistols and Gear, Part I today.
$8.99 U.S. - 380 ACP Pistols & Gear, Part II
The Gun Tests E-Book of 380 ACP Pistols & Gear, Part II picks up where Part I left off, with reviews of the CZ-USA CZ 83, SIG Sauer P232, Walther PK380, SIG Sauer P238 238-380-TSS, Taurus 738, Ruger LCP, Bersa FireStorm, Walthers PPK, Kel-Tecs P3AT, and a brace of Colts Mustangs.
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