Get On Target With The 10 Best Gun Digest Books (2019)

Get On Target With The 10 Best Gun Digest Books (2019)

Until FN improved the metallurgy on the P-35, its .40 S&W prototypes were only lasting 2,500 rounds. Once it went to cast frames the guns had a much longer service life. If only it had done it sooner!

Need a high-velocity page-turner? Check out the top Gun Digest books from the past year.

Yeah, we all know what we want to unwrap Christmas morning … a gun. Maybe it’s Sig Sauer’s spanking new P365 SAS or a vintage Browning Auto-5. Whatever the case, a dream iron certainly makes the season merry and bright. But there are other gifts to deck the halls with that, while not as enthralling as a rifle or pistol, will still hit the mark with your favorite marksman … even if that sharp shot happens to be you. Perhaps a gun book?

As chance has it, Gun Digest is brimming with some of the most impactful firearms literature to ever roll off the presses, penned by some of the most authoritative and respected authors in the game. From detailed gunsmithing guides to firearms histories, and in-depth looks at some of the world’s most cherished guns, these tomes are certain to score a bullseye with the firearms enthusiasts in your life … no matter their interest. No joke, there’s a warehouse of this high-powered knowledge waiting to be untapped. To make matters a bit simpler, we gathered together the top 10 Gun Digest books from the past year. These are what other gun buffs have been reading and are certain to make dynamite stocking stuffer or your next page-turner.

2020 Standard Catalog Of Firearms

The definitive gun value guide for more than a quarter-century, offering more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector need — more photos, more prices and more guns!

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Gun Digest 2020

It's “The World's Greatest Gun Book!” Need we say more?


The annual knife enthusiasts looks forward to and needs. Bursting with full-color photos plus exclusive features not available anywhere else, it's the final word in knives.

Gun Digest Assembly/Disassembly Collection

Seven PDF books are among the most detailed firearms references available, with step-by-step instructions and comprehensive photos walking you through the takedown and reassembly of the most popular models of guns.

Cartridges Of The World, 16th Edition

Packed with over 688 pages of concise information and data on old, new and currently manufactured ammo every shooter and reloader need this in their gun library.

Glock Reference Guide, 2nd Edition

Whether you’re an experienced Glockophile or shopping for your first Glock pistol, this revised and expanded second edition is essential reading.

Gun Digest Classics

The best-of-the-best from Gun Digest‘s early years. Jack O’Connor, Elmer Keith, Col. Townsend Whelen, Warren Page and More … They’re All Here!

Big Book Of Ballistics

Simplifying and demystifying this daunting aspect of reloading and shooting, the book is a practical, down-to-earth guide to the subject.

Gunsmithing The AR-15: The Bench Manual

In essence, the vital reference is a veritable armor’s course on the AR-15.


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<h2>About Gun Digest Editors</h2> <p>Gun Digest is the foremost firearms publisher in the world. Since 1944 we have made keeping shooters, firearms collectors, and plain old gun aficionados informed the target of our books, magazines, and websites. We build shooters’ firearms knowledge base, inspiring them to pursue and expand their shooting interests—from the range to the field and in competition. Gun Digest is part of the Caribou Media Group.<p> <h2>Editorial Standards</h2> <p>At Gun Digest, we uphold our commitment is to our audience and precedes all other considerations, including revenue. Editorial independence is at the core of our operations, forming the bedrock of trust with our readers. Consequently, editorial decisions are made autonomously by our team of editors, writers, video producers, freelance writers and social media managers, without any external interference. Our content has and will continue to remain free from influence from individuals outside of editorial and content management.<p> <h2>Staff</h2> <p><ul><li><b>Publisher:</b> Jim Schlender</li> <li><b>Editor-In-Chief:</b> Luke Hartle</li> <li><b>Managing Editor:</b> Laura Peltakain</li> <li><b>Digital Editor:</b> <a href="/author/elwood-shelton">Elwood Shelton</a></li> <li><b>Online Editor:</b> <a href="/author/adamborisenko">Adam Borisenko</a></li> <li><b>Senior Art Director:</b> Gene Coo</li> <li><b>Art Director:</b> Katia Sverdlova</li></ul> <p> <h2>Contributors</h2> <p><ul> <li><a href="/author/richard-a-mann">Richard Mann</a></li> <li><a href="/author/philip-massaro">Phil Massaro</a></li> <li><a href="/author/contributor-dave-workman">David Workman</a></li> <li><a href="/author/davidhart">David Hart</a></li> <li><a href="/author/dickjones">Dick Jones</a></li> <li><a href="/author/jon-r-sundra">Jon Sundra</a></li> <li><a href="/author/l-p-brezny">L.P. Brezny</a></li> <li><a href="/author/robert-sadowski">Robert Sadowski</a></li> <li><a href="/author/scott-wagner">Scott Wagner</a></li> <li><a href="/author/wayne-van-zwoll">Wayne Van Zwoll </a></li> <li>Patrick Sweeney</li> <li>Massad Ayoob</li> <li>Marty Hays </li> <li>Brad Fitzpatrick </li> <li>Walt Hampton</li> <li>Jerry Lee</li> <li>Josh Wayner</li> <li>Sam Hoober</li> <li>Tiger McKee</li> </ul>


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