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Guns is a magazine dedicated to firearms, hunting, competition shooting, reloading, and other shooting-related activities in the United States. First published in 1955, it is one of the oldest periodicals about firearms in continuous publication in the US.

EditorJeff John
Circulation1.26 million
PublisherRoy Huntington
First issue1955 (1955)
CompanyFMG Publications
CountryUnited States
Based inSan Diego, California

The magazine primarily offers reviews on guns, ammunition, and shooting gear; as well as gunsmithing tips, 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.[1]

Guns staff writers include Massad Ayoob,[2] Clint Smith, Holt Bodinson, Mike "Duke" Venturino, Mike Cumpston,[3] Dave Anderson, and John Taffin.[4]


  1. ^ Carter, Gregg Lee (2002). "Gun Magazines". Guns in American Society: A–L. Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-57607-268-4.
  2. ^ Ayoob, Massad (August 5, 2013). "Massad Ayoob: The right carry gun".
  3. ^ Cunpston, Mike (2015-03-16). "Gun Test: Ruger 9E". The Daily Caller.
  4. ^ "High-Capacity, Self-Defense Pistols – Inside GUNS Magazine 2012 April Issue". 2012.

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