Gun Digest 2015 – 69 Edition is published by Gun Digest Books in August 2014. This book has 568 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1440239120.
Explore articles encompassing almost every firearms related topic in the 2015 edition of Gun Digest.
For years I looked forward to August because I knew that summer in Texas would be over in another two months and that the Gun Digest would hit the newsstands. Those were the days of the “classic” Gun Digest which was edited, written, printed and (I imagine) distributed by the late John Amber who could only be considered one of the great characters of the gun business. The old GDs were filled with grainy black and white photography that, in some cases left me wondering if the lion in the picture was facing north or south but the publication couldn’t be beat for solid articles and some great nostalgia pieces. After Amber retired I got away from the publication for awhile, the content seemed to have changed and it didn’t seem to have that same mix of expertise and sort of snooty elan of the Amber days. Now I have re-discovered it. This edition is one of the best, a good mix of historical articles and enough of the modern stuff to compete with the internet blogs that seem to have all the information about a new gun before it is in the hands of the distributors. The photography is outstanding and the book itself is just pretty. It has very high production values which make it more of a resource than an annual publication that will be forgotten until the next garage sale. It isn’t like meeting an old friend, it is like making a new one.