Hunters suffering from “fall fever,” would be remiss to overlook the GUNS Fall/Winter 2014 Special Edition, featuring articles on hunting hogs, varmints — even big cats — with the latest gear.

In “Hog Bustin’ Carbine,” Sammy Reese, editor of FMG Publications’ Special Editions, teams up with Dave Clay of DRC to build a dream custom .44 Magnum Marlin 1894. This serious .44 Magnum features a “beefed-up” ammo tube, a custom glove lever loop and products from XS Sights, among other innovative alterations.

“This rifle was built with one purpose in mind — to be able to shoot .44 Magnum cartridges with heavy-hitting bullets of 300 grains or larger,” explains Reese. “I tested the rifle with .44 Special loads from 190 grains up to 340 grains — +P+ .44 Magnum Buffalo Bore ammo and the little carbine ate ’em all up like a pack of piranha on a 25-pound steak.”

In “The Robar Hi-Power” Richard Mann, in collaboration with Robbie Barkman at Robar, customizes a practical and picturesque Browning Hi-Power — modifying multiple features to make this a fighting 9mm.

“I know, some folks think a fighting pistol’s caliber should start with a ‘4,’ and that’s fine. But I can guarantee you one thing; should the need arise, you won’t want to be a bad guy or zombie on the business end of this pistol,” Mann claims.

This special edition also includes Tim Wegner’s “Knives for the Field,” showcasing the practicality and utility of a wide array of knives, a look at the Marlin .308 Express long-range levergun, John Russo’s review of the Savage 11/111 LightWeight Hunter and an exploration of handgun hunting for bobcats and cougars.

This GUNS Special Edition includes The Eagle Imports MAC 1911 Bobcut giveaway. The package is valued at over $1,600 and is highlighted by a Metro Arms 1911 Bobcut Model .45 ACP. A Gerber Gear Downrange Tomahawk and Propel Tactical AO knife round off the giveaway package. Readers can enter by visiting

The 2014 GUNS Special Edition also features the all-inclusive 2014 Buyer’s Guide, a giant 128-page catalog filled with handguns of all kinds, rifles, shotguns, knives, lights and lasers.

To order the 2014 Fall/Winter GUNS Special Edition, check the newsstands or order online at


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