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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:59 AM

Not sure where to post this question.Do you have a recommendation for

a gun magazine that is not full of rw propaganda/NRA junk. My gson wants a subscription for Christmas. Thanks and if I'm in the wrong place, please redirect me.

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Reply Not sure where to post this question.Do you have a recommendation for (Original post)
efhmc Dec 2012 OP
pipoman Dec 2012 #1
efhmc Dec 2012 #8
pipoman Dec 2012 #14
ThirdCultureBias Dec 2012 #2
pipoman Dec 2012 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #3
efhmc Dec 2012 #9
oldhippie Dec 2012 #17
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #5
efhmc Dec 2012 #10
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #6
ileus Dec 2012 #7
efhmc Dec 2012 #11
efhmc Dec 2012 #15
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #12
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #21
rDigital Dec 2012 #13
oldhippie Dec 2012 #16
Jenoch Dec 2012 #18
slackmaster Dec 2012 #19
jody Dec 2012 #20
efhmc Dec 2012 #23
appal_jack Dec 2012 #22
hrsuhd Dec 2012 #24

Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:08 AM

1. What are his gun interests?

Hunting, handguns, rifles, competitive shooting, military?

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Response to pipoman (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:48 AM

8. Just 11 but loves guns and saw a mag at the store when he

was with his mom and asked for a copy. Decided we would research this type of magazine for a Christmas present. She did not buy the copy he saw so not sure what that one was. Before we got anything we wanted to make sure the mag was about guns and not some "Obama and the Democrats are going to take away your weapons, etc." rag.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:13 PM

14. Most will have political

items of interest to gun owners, it's hard to escape that completely. When I was a kid I liked the magazines published by Peterson's..."Peterson's Hunting" in particular. They also publish a rifle magazine called "Peterson's Rifle Shooter". They also publish "Guns and Ammo" IIRC. Even if there is some political content in these publications he will probably not be interested and will read the sections about the things that interest him. Most of the articles in the Peterson Mags stay on-topic and few have political commentary unless that is the topic of the article, which as I said, I doubt he will be interested in anyway. As with any adolescent who is exploring the adult media, kids need people to help them understand bias and not to believe everything they read. The shooting sports in my youth made me a better person, and Peterson's Hunting made me a better hunter and instilled good hunting ethics and stewardship.. IMO.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. Paste this into your favorite search engine..........

 

liberals with guns

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Response to ThirdCultureBias (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:17 AM

4. It appears that the poster is looking for something apolitical...

"liberals with guns" is a political site, not a magazine and the information there, however useful, probably wouldn't interest a 12 year old who is interested in shooting...just guessing.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:16 AM

3. Alas, "Precision Shooting" has gone out of business


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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:49 AM

9. That looks like a good bet. Sorry it's gone.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:02 PM

17. Precision Shooting was a fine mag ....

 

.... and I subscribed to it for many years. But I think it was a little too advanced and specialized for an 11 year old.

I found Shooting Times to be most general.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. While F&S is not a gun mag per se, it is more open-minded...

about ecological and climate change issues, and was not afraid to point out McCain's backing of an AWB.

I have copies of old F&S issues (60s). Little made of gun control, little objection made to coverage of enviormental issues. In fact, even the modest NRA ads made little mention of gun control issues.

But that was before the Culture Wars got going.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:50 AM

10. Remember, reading my Dad's when little.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:56 AM

6. Great post! Good question. I'd like to know myself.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:14 AM

7. IMHO Guns and Ammo is a pretty good gun rag.

I haven't received it for a few years but they do a great job on general shooting interests.

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Response to ileus (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:51 AM

11. Thanks. I will check it out at magazine rack.

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Response to ileus (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:11 PM

15. Gunhunter anyone know that one?

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:41 PM

12. If he lives in the South, Garden&Gun

Learn about food, lifestyle, travel and sport shooting.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:25 PM

21. +1

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:01 PM

13. Most of the Police & Military Oriented gun rags are free of most political shenanigans.

 

You'll always have some of it though. There's always an editor waiting to editorialize.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

16. I always thought Shooting Times was pretty balanced .....

 

... between rifles, shotguns, handguns, hunting, taget shooting and defense. The 11 year old will probably find something of interest to concentrate on.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:32 PM

18. I remember reading my father's Guns and Ammo magazines when I was 11.

I was the youngest and going to gun safety class and started to have an interest in guns. I don't know how much political stuff there is in the magazine these days.

(About the same time I remember wanting a Lee Load All in the worst way. I was told to wait until I was older. I never did get that thing).

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:46 PM

19. Soldier of Fortune used to have the best writing

 

Something like this:

"We safety-wire the dreadful M60 to prevent it from shaking itself apart while a quarter of a million of the finest light machine guns ever made - the M1919A4 - rot in cosmoline."

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:47 PM

20. Please consider the below"

 

"On The Mark" http://www.odcmp.com/comm/OTM.htm

Also consider the shooting program offered by the 4-H Club, an agent of the Department of Agriculture http://www.4-hshootingsports.org/

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Response to jody (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:00 AM

23. We've looked into this but it hasn't worked in his schedule

yet (soccer and choir) and the classes are far.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:59 PM

22. I found Gun Tests to be practical & relatively apolitical.

I found Gun Tests to be practical & relatively apolitical when I subscribed about five years ago. All they do is evaluate the fit, form, & function of firearms, which they buy via a regular FFL (rather than have gun companies send free samples to them). I learned a lot from them during the 2 or so years I subscribed.

-app

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:15 AM

24. books

Try a book on modern and historical firearms.

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