Guns & Ammo

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Guns & Ammo
Editor Eric R. Poole (2013-present)
Categories Firearms, Outdoors, Sports
Frequency Monthly
Publisher KMV Outdoor Group
First issue 1958 (1958)
Company InterMedia Outdoors
Country United States
Based in Peoria, Illinois
ISSN 0017-5684
OCLC number 59807780

Guns & Ammo is a magazine dedicated to firearms, hunting, competitive shooting, reloading, and other shooting-related activities in the United States.

The magazine offers reviews on firearms, ammunition, optics and shooting gear. Also included are historical articles, gun collecting, self-defense features, celebrity interviews and alerts on gun politics. In addition to departments, each issue contains a few featured articles and personality profiles of people in the firearms industry as well as technical evaluations new products. It has a readership of 5.8 million per month and is published on a monthly basis.[1]


Guns & Ammo was founded by Robert E. Petersen in 1958 and has featured famed gunwriters 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.[2] Former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston authored a gun rights column for the magazine titled "From the Capitol" until 2007.[1]

Currently, Guns & Ammo magazine carries columns written by Eric R. Poole (Editorial), Garry James (Gun Room), Craig Boddington (Gun Notes), Patrick Sweeney (Handgunning), Chris Mudgett (Gun Tech), Tom Beckstrand (Rifles & Glass) and retired SGM Kyle Lamb (Lock, Stock & Barrel). [3]


  1. ^ a b Carter, Gregg Lee (2002). "Gun Magazines". Guns in American Society: A - L 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-57607-268-4. 
  2. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (27 March 2007). "Robert Petersen, Publisher of Auto Buff Magazines, Dies at 80". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Guns & Ammo magazine". KMV Outdoor Group. April 2015.