The November issue of GUNS Magazine introduces a new bi-monthly column, “Game On,” by Shari LeGate. In it, LeGate will break down the logistics, facts and history of a variety of competitive shooting sports. LeGate starts off this month with the Olympic Double Trap.

“Olympic Double Trap is not a well-known game, and it’s not practiced by many in the world, much less in the United States,” LeGate writes. “But in world ranking, out of the top five competitors, three are American.”

The cover story for the November issue features ROBAR Companies’ new SR21—an “upscale rebuild” of the Remington 700.  New contributor Barrett Tillman reviews the rifle along with Leupold’s new Mark VI 3-18x44mm with Horus H58 reticle.

“As the name indicates, the SR21 is a Remington 700 sniper rifle for the 21st century,” Tillman writes. “It combines cutting-edge technology with a proven action and, when mated to an innovative optic, it’s off to the races.”

In “The Other Austrian,” contributing editor Massad Ayoob gives readers an in-depth look at the overall functionality and design of Steyer’s L9-A1. Ayoob also addresses how to handle the L9-A1’s trapezoidal sights and higher grip angle.

“If you’re a 1911 guy who found yourself pointing high when you first tried a Glock, you can expect a similar experience with the Steyr due to grip-to-bore angle,” writes Ayoob. “The curve locks into the hollow of my palm and gives absolutely solid hand-to-pistol fit.”

Other features include the updated 2014 Christmas Gift Guide for the Serving Soldier by John Connor, an article by Mike “Duke” Venturino on gun-buying in the 1800’s and an overview by John Barsness on the pros and cons of using portable rests while hunting.

The November Gun Giveaway includes the IWI TAVOR SAR Flattop B16, chambered in 5.56 NATO. The giveaway also includes the 3-inch Sage folder by Spyderco, as well as the Universal Gun Care Pack by Shooter’s Choice and Javelin 2.0 Slingback by Vanquest. Readers can enter to win this prize package—valued at $2,467.63—by going online at

Each issue of GUNS includes links to online-only extras. All-digital editions of GUNS are also available online, and readers can sign up for a free digital subscription at


Jeff John

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