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GUNS, GUNS & AMMO, COMBAT HANDGUNS, NRA MAG OF CHOICE: AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM

I have been reading G&A since I was in the 6th grade. It is possibly one of the most influential periodicals I have ever read. Influential in that I began to really learn about firearms, and firearm safety at a very young age. This magazine, I think, helped steer me in the direction of law enforcement and a Criminal Justice degree. I love "COOPER'S CORNER"

GUNS I love for the SUPERB photography and a good balance of articles.

COMBAT HANDGUNS is an excellent resource guide for tactics and improving one's perception of personal safety in daily life. I love the column called: It Happened To Me. Actually, I love all the regular columns in this mag. If I had to prioritize my subscriptions, I'd just as soon drop one of my others to get this one.

America's 1st Freedom is an excellent way to keep current on the agenda of the gun grabbers, as well as the most current doctrines.
 

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At the moment all I get is American Handgunner.

I like the custom guns and Clint Smith's Reality Check column.

I collect a lot of Jeff Cooper's stuff on the net.

I'll probably start Combat Handguns.

NRA also, First Freedom.
 

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American Handgunner, Guns, Combat handguns, NRA First Freedom.
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American Handgunner

America's First Freedom

These with regularity, others that may catch my eye...
 

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I read American Handgunner, Guns and Shooting Times. Once these subscriptions are up I'll probably drop American Handgunner and pick up Combat Handguns. I pick it up off the rack sometimes and the articles and columns are superb. And I'll second Guns superb photos, very nice!
 

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AM Handgunner ~ Others

I usually grab/buy whatever is on the shelf depends on what is being featured.
If the main articles are about the latest Taurus handgun & the new Uncle Mike's holster then I sure won't buy it. :biggrin2:

So many "Gun Writers" have run out of things to write about.
So much in most firearms magazines is just rehash & BS.
I can usually find whatever I'm interested in reading about (that is gun related) on the web....so I don't buy the Gun Ragazines these days...like I used to.
 

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I subscribe to American Handgunner and American Rifleman. I used to get America's 1st Freedom, and as soon as my NRA membership is up for renewal I'd like to switch back.
 

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I have a subscribtion to CCM and to SWAT. I pick up Combat Handguns when I am at wally world (about every other month). And I also get America's First Freedom.

I won't be able to afford to renew the CCM at the moment but when able I will.

As for why I no longer subcribe to others like Guns, Guns and Ammo, etc.. is that they were short changing me. I had suspensions for awhile and quit for awhile and then renewed. I saved everyone that I received and noticed that normally in a 12 issue subscribtion I got 9 to 10 and with a 9 issue, around 5 to 7.

I also don't subscribe to gun tests anylonger because I paid for a subscribtion and received nothing. Then I got a letter in the mail from a collection agency stating that I owed gun tests for a subscribtion that I paid for and received nothing on. They dinged my credit and I'm still in arbatration (or whatever you call it) with the credit company.

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Have had pretty much consistent mag choice for ages. CCM of course since it started. G&A, Handguns and 1st Freedom. I'd like to see AH and Combat handguns at times but frankly - I struggle to read what I do get.

Add to those other mags in other sphere's - model planes and bikes. No way can I keep up!!

The web does of course also help immensely in keeping up with things and in some ways that is probably the most valuable source of all.

Forgot the ''why'' - well those mag's do pretty much supply what I want re gen info - so more a case of ''they'll do'' than any specific big plus on any one - tho CCM is perhaps the most dedicated to subject and therefore has a special place.
 

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America's First Freedom from the NRA and Combat Handguns by subscription. The others are great too and I'll pick them up from time to time at the store.
 

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Small Arms Review. Better overall view of things coming down the pike, from the ATF, etc., less "pull" from sponsors on review articles (as in, Beretta, S&W, HK, FN, etc., don't advert much in SAR). Great firearms history.
 

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Guns, Combat Handguns, Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement,
S.W.A.T., Police, America1st Freedom, Women and Guns, Soldier of Fortune.
 

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Which and why?

"Concealed Carry" because the content is, IMHO, good and improves with every issue. Also, it is the only magazine I know of in which you can read an article straight through rather than the usual "Continued on Page 87" routine. It's a little thing, but I really like it.

"America's First Freedom" because it's "free." I like the "Armed Citizen" and the political analyses.

SSKC
 

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Just about all the major bookstores carry. I take them to the coffee shop, read them and return them to the shelf. If I see something of interest, I'll make a note and check it out on the 'puter when I get home. Occasionally I find something very interesting which causes me to plunk down the magazine's price. Saves a lot on subscriptions and I noticed that after I had read them, in a short time, the subscribed magazines were rarely kept anyway.
 

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American Handgunner and Gun Tests. Not planning on renewing American handgunner, will get Concealed Carry magazine instead. AH has great photography and I think the boys there try to be objective, but if you read between the lines I think they realize that their advertisers carry most of the freight and they just won't really trash a brand for that reason. Gun Tests has no advertising so they're not afraid to say "don't buy this gun."
 

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yep, advertising plays a big part in gun mag product reviews...

that's why I try to get reviews from other sources, in addition to what I get from the gun mags...
 
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