The Gun Digest – 1987

 Table of Contents
Features
The Essence of the Dueller by Wilfrid Ward6
The Ramdom . . . Toughtest 9mm ever by Jim Thompson17
Cal. 50 Super Snipers by Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.22
Solving the Problem of the Western Rifle by John Barsness28
Remembering John by tribute to John T. Amber33
The Glaser Safety Slug Story by Hal Swiggett38
The Machine Gun Comes of Age by M. L. Brown44
Our First Gun Law by Stephen P. Halbrook52
The Care & Feeding of Pistol Magazines by Donald M. Simmons56
Making Mr. Sharps’ Rifles Today by Bill Bigelow65
In Defense of the Magnificent BB by Edward A. Matunas72
Black Powder Reivew by Rick Hacker82
The Gunmakers of Austria by Stuart M. Williams86
The Nylon Revolution by Bob Arganbright97
Early Days of the Pistol by Fielding Greaves102
P.P.C.’s Lug Recess Insert by Ed Matunas108
Handloading Update by Dean A. Grennell110
Revolvers for the 45 ACP by John Malloy117
Shotgun Review by Larry S. Sterett129
Handguns Today: Autoloaders by J. B. Wood136
What’s A Gun Without A Ghost? By Roger Barlow1471
Airgun Update by J. I. Galan144
Custom Guns150
Rifle Review by Layne Simpson154
The World’s Best-Kept Gun Secret by John A. Masters161
Handguns Today: Sixguns and Others by Hal Swiggett166
The Evolution of the Rib by Don Zutz175
Scopes and Mounts by Bob Bell182
The Art of the Engraver193
Hunting Help . . . Is not always what it should be by Sidney Du Broff196
Slinging the Hunting Rifle by Clarence E. Ellis202
The Shows of Europe by Raymond Caranta206
One Good Gun Selection Granny’s Colt Is It For Me by Charlie Smith208
Brownings T-Bolt I Like by G. N. Ted Dentay211
Testfire:
Ruger’s First-Born In The New Family by Hal Swiggett212
The First All-Plastic Pistol by R. A. Lesmeister215
Special Report
Sam Colt Was Left-Handed by Hal Swiggett216
Filling in Remington’s Scorecard by Ken Warenr218
The NRA Front . . . Not exactly quiet by Ken Warner220
The Return of the Broomhandles by Ken Warner222
Holland & Holland Celebrates Everything by Ken Warner224
Wafer-Float That Rifle’s Barrel by Joe Larimore226
The Significance of Gertrude Hurlbutt by Ken Warner228
Ammunition, Ballistics and Components by Edward A. Matunas229
Ammunition Tables238
Shooter’s Marketplace241
Departments
The Complete Compact Catalog251
GUNDEX252
Handguns – U.S. and Imported260
Rifles – U.S. and Imported302
Shotguns – U.S. and Imported351
Black Powder Guns381
Air Guns402
Chokes and Brakes420
Metallic Sights421
Scopes and Mounts424
Periodical Publications434
Arms Library436
Arms Associations453
Directory of the Arms Trade455