Guns & Ammo
|Editor||Eric R. Poole|
|Former editors||Jim Bequette, Richard Venola, Lee Hoots, Scott Rupp, Garry James, Kevin Steele, Howard French, George Martin, E.G. "Red" Bell, Tom Siatos|
|Staff writers||Tom Beckstrand, Craig Boddington, Garry James, Kyle Lamb, Layne Simpson, Jeremy Stafford, Patrick Sweeney, Jason Teague|
|Categories||Firearms, Outdoors, Sports|
|Based in||Peoria, Illinois|
The magazine primarily offers reviews on guns, ammunition, scopes, and shooting gear; as well as historical articles, gun collecting, self-defense and alerts on gun rights. In addition to those departments, each issue contains a few featured articles and personality profiles of people in the firearms industry as well as press releases of new products. It has a readership of 5.8 million per month and is published on a monthly basis.
Guns & Ammo was founded by Robert E. Petersen in 1958 and has featured writers such as P.O. Ackley, Craig Boddington, Jeff Cooper, Garry James, Bill Jordan, Elmer Keith, Bob Milek, Patrick Sweeney, Col. Townsend Whelen and John Wooters. Former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston authored a gun rights column for the magazine titled "From the Capitol" until 2007.
- Carter, Gregg Lee (2002). "Gun Magazines". Guns in American Society: A - L 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-57607-268-4.
- Hevesi, Dennis (27 March 2007). "Robert Petersen, Publisher of Auto Buff Magazines, Dies at 80". New York Times.
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