James Guthrie Of Guns & Ammo Passes Away

For those who may not have heard James Guthrie one of G&A’s excellent writers passed away Friday night April 12th. The cause is currently unknown. J was 37 years old at the time of his passing.

The Firearm Blog extends our condolences to James family, friends and all of those at Guns & Ammo who have lost a great friend and co-worker.

Please follow this link to the Guns & Ammo tribute page for James.  G&A Tribute Page

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • floppyscience

    RIP. Way too young.

    • DoctorTran37

      It seems like way too many young folks in the gun industry have been passing away this and last year. It’s a real bummer.

  • RIP We are losing all our gun friends mysteriously!

  • Nicks87

    Ok, this is getting creepy. How many more high profile pro-gun people have to die before we start doing some serious independant investigations into the circumstances surrounding their deaths?
    It is a fact that politicians will go to great lengths to push an agenda and right now the left wing looneys are using every trick in the book to get more gun control legislation passed. When are people going to grow up and start asking questions?
    It’s not disrespectful it’s the right thing to do.

    • B.

      You know, sometimes illness or accidents just happen. Not everything is some diabolical plot.

    • Esh325

      You’re the looney. Have some respect.

      • Nicks87

        Please explain to me how it is disrespectful to ask for an investigation into the causes of someone’s death? All I’m asking for is that the coroner and police do their jobs.
        Sorry, I’m not just another sheep that follows the herd and buys into whatever BS story I’m fed by the mainstream media outlets. When I see smoke I look for a fire, I dont run and hide like some people.
        Since when is it a conspiracy theory to ask questions?

    • Doolittle

      You moron. People like you are why I can’t shoot now for lack of ammo with your petty paranoia. Nobody cares about your idiot theories.

      • Nicks87

        Yeah I have all the ammo muhuhuhahahahaha!

  • John184

    R.I.P., 37 is way too young for anyone.

  • Mr. Fahrenheit

    Good Lord! I’m shocked to the point of disbelief. RIP.

  • steveday72

    Anyone taking notice of all the pro-gunners deaths over the past 4 months?

    It’s getting impossible to believe this is still coincidence.

  • Anti-Illuminati

    It seems increasingly evident that the Illuminati is eliminating pro-gun individuals in America.

  • Curious_G

    He passed away Thursday night (not Friday as the author noted).

    • The releases that have come out have said both so I left it alone.

      • Curious_G

        Unfortunately he was a friend of my wife.

  • Steve Hostetter

    Why is the cause of death being kept such a secret? He was a good enough writer to get published in current magazines. He had a lot of friends in publishing, firearms and hunting. With no information available on the cause of death there will be a lot of die hard conspiracy folk speculating causes. This was a good guy, not somebody who lived on the fringe! His fan’s will eventually need closure. And I suspect his wife and kid’s could use a little help. RIP Mr. Guthrie.

  • Michael G Zavodny

    James you will be missed in the gun industry and in our lives. You brought much info to a lot of people that were not in touch with gun tech.

  • Bill Cooper

    Ever since I started reading his columns, I’ve truly felt he has been writing to me personally. One of my favorites was his “hoarding” column. I’m doomed as I am twice afflicted by hoarding. I’ve been a professional auto tech (certified Master by just about every outfit out there) and a 25 year veteran, as the senior Reserve Officer with the LVMPD for 25 years, and accumulating a vast array of reloading materiel from my almost 50 years of reloading. Talk about a monkey-cluster! Now, that I’ve just retired from everything, I am doing the usual soul-searching about what needs to go and what must stay. This is worse than work! Mr. Guthries’ columns have been right on for me and very down to earth, and if anything, that makes him a master of writing. Anytime a writer can communicate so wonderfully well, he/she must have an insight to human nature and behavior beyond the norm.
    My deepest condolences and sympathies to his family and extended circle of friends. I am sorry that I never got the chance to shake his hand. All shooters have lost a very valuable writer, one that I don’t think may ever be replaced.
    Auf wiedersehen. (German, until we meet again)
    Bill Cooper