|Staff writers||Craig Boddington, Jeff Cooper, Abe Walsh, Patrick Sweeney, Massad Ayoob|
|Based in||Los Angeles, California|
The magazine primarily offers reviews on guns, ammunition, scopes, 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. It has a readership of 5.8 million per month and is published on a monthly basis.
Guns & Ammo was founded by Robert E. Petersen in 1958 and has featured writers such as Craig Boddington, Jeff Cooper, Abe Walsh, Patrick Sweeney and Massad Ayoob. Former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston authored a gun rights column for the magazine titled "From the Capitol" until 2007.
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