GUNS magazine will be online for free

GUNS Magazine will be available online for free starting with the April issue! From the press release:

GUNS Magazine is now available at no charge to anyone with access to an Internet connection by visiting

Picture 7-22www.gunsmagazine.com. The new interactive digital edition of GUNS Magazine uses the latest dynamic flash, flip-page technology to create a real-time, page-turning, online magazine viewing experience. Embedded links in featured products and advertisements allow visitors easy, single-click access to manufacturer Web sites. The April 2009 digital edition also includes embedded video files that provide a glimpse of the multimedia enhancements viewers can expect in future editions.

A clever move. They should digitize the content of their archives. I am sure they hardly make any money from back ordering and they would make a fortunes from online advertising.





Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Thanks for the info. Now all they need is an RSS reader for their website, something I emailed them about many months ago.

  • FWIW: Guns and its offspring American Handgunner offer old issues for downloads as .pdf. For Guns, it is 50+ year old issues, and for AH, 30+ year old issues.

  • Mike

    You might want to note that the April issue is available now, no need to wait…

    Also, for those who dislike that fancy page-turning interface, there is a button on the bottom left that allows you to just download the issue in a standard PDF format.

    • how can I find the April issue? I was hunting around on the website but could not find it.

  • Matt Groom

    Let’s hear it for the digital revolution! Firearms knowledge and opinions from years gone by shouldn’t disappear after a spring clean up. I have wanted this to happen since I was about 18 and I realized I had more boxes of gun magazines than I did space for them. It’s also very difficult to find a specific article that you rad years ago, even if you remember which magazine it was in. I applaud this move intensely.

    • Matt, tell me about it! I often think “I read that in X”, but cannot be bothered finding the issue. Thats what google is for!

  • Matt Groom

    That should be “Read” years ago.

  • Many thanks for info, Steve.

  • Thomas

    That’s pretty amazing….and to think they thought this internet would never work….