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Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« on: July 11, 2021, 05:16:21 PM »
From past issues, it was getting bad enough, but now with Dennis Adler leaving, I do not see it getting any better. Last issue (Summer 2021) they had stories that had absolutely nothing to do with guns of the old west like "Dirty Secrets of the Donner Party" , story about Winchester Model 12, which I do not consider a gun of the old west. I believe the magazine is on it's downhill death spiral, as so many of the other cowboy related gun magazines have gone.  :'(
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 07:39:43 AM »
Adler is leaving to follow his Airsoft & BB gun phase, ...  Well Bye !  ,  I have no interest in that youth discipline.
Never a big fan of him anyway  :-\

I admit the Summer issue was not much, but the Spring issue had better content,  it seems to run like that hot to cold .
Still, I may  renew  :-\ GOTOW is the only publication I subscribe to... with exception to
 The Shootist , the NCOWS publication which I'll continue to support .  I even write for it on occasion.
And I get the GCA quarterly  , Garand Collectors Asso. offering, which has some interesting stories, facts and photo's.

However, I have received the last American Rifleman, I'll want to pay for , as it contains to much Politico and  the newest Tupperware or Black gun offering. All of little real interest to me . Actually the only thing in it I care for is the last page " I have this old gun "  and that is after I waded through or picked up  all the too many re-new membership leaflets.
They can keep it, the ball caps & Chinese knock off  folding knives too.
 
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 07:59:50 AM »
Adler is leaving to follow his Airsoft & BB gun phase, ...  Well Bye !  ,  I have no interest in that youth discipline.
Never a big fan of him anyway  :-\

I admit the Summer issue was not much, but the Spring issue had better content,  it seems to run like that hot to cold .
Still, I may  renew  :-\ GOTOW is the only publication I subscribe to... with exception to
 The Shootist , the NCOWS publication which I'll continue to support .  I even write for it on occasion.
And I get the GCA quarterly  , Garand Collectors Asso. offering, which has some interesting stories, facts and photo's.

However, I have received the last American Rifleman, I'll want to pay for , as it contains to much Politico and  the newest Tupperware or Black gun offering. All of little real interest to me . Actually the only thing in it I care for is the last page " I have this old gun "  and that is after I waded through or picked up  all the too many re-new membership leaflets.
They can keep it, the ball caps & Chinese knock off  folding knives too.

The American Rifleman is free from the NRA. You pay for it?? I don't understand.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 08:46:22 AM »

"The American Rifleman is free from the NRA. You pay for it?? I don't understand."

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 12:06:17 PM »
After discovering it over a year ago I subscribed just based on the name. I have always been disappointed in every issue. I didn't renew the subscription but they continued sending me magazines for a few issues. Been a while since I got one...and I don't miss it at all.

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 12:32:43 PM »
It was better years ago as Harris Publications
Use to have Mike Beliveau ,  but he was dropped shortly after when Athlon Media Group took it on...

I suppose I've subscribed some 17 + years
I began to loose interest when it seemed Adler was becoming the big he bull .

Now he's all about  Air Guns , Air Soft and is lending his articles to that discipline.
All well in good I suppose , just not my cupa 
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2021, 07:43:24 AM »
Via membership


Yea I get it but you don't really pay for it. Sure it's included in your membership but that's really not the same thing!
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 07:54:33 AM »
Rye

indeed,  it is included in the membership payment
what I mean is,  my bi-annual membership is up in July , and I have no plan to renew
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 10:20:16 AM »
Too bad the NRA is our friend, no matter what they are the largest PRO GUN group in the world. Hope you change your mind. I'm a life member.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 01:42:04 PM »
Too bad the NRA is NOT our friend, no matter what they are the largest PRO GUN Wayne Robert LaPierre's suits group in the world.


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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2021, 01:53:01 PM »
Let's get back on topic, please.

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2021, 02:38:11 PM »
I've only ever purchased a couple GOTW years ago, but have a number of them that were sent to places I worked and I could take free.  And the last number of years I mostly look at it in Walmart's magazine section.  I've noted lots of typos and mis-labeled pics in the past.  Seems there is always stuff I don't care about in them, but also things that I did have an interest in.  Since it is the only mass-produced rag that caters to our era, I'll keep looking at it.

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2021, 03:37:12 PM »
Some did not care for the articles concerning the Golden era of Films,  character actors etc. written by Jack Lewis or the child actor Patrick Curtis , But I enjoyed those because I was that industry .


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In 1950 Lewis was on the editorial staff of the Santa Ana (CA) Register and writing screenplays for Johnny Mack Brown, Lash Larue and others when he was called back to service with the Marines in Korea. He was one of the first Americans into Wonsan, North Korea when it was taken from the communists. He returned to the states but then volunteered to return to Korea and spent 14 months on a second tour. When he finished the tour in 1953 he had been promoted to captain and had been awarded Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Commendation Medal. He wrote Naked Gun (1956) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
He  was the Founder of Gun World magazine.




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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2021, 02:03:15 PM »
Too bad the NRA is NOT our friend, no matter what they are the largest PRO GUN Wayne Robert LaPierre's suits group in the world.


^^Fixed it for you.  I let my membership lapse and will not rejoin as long as "Suits" and "Cat Lady" are enriching themselves instead of fighting for the 2A.

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2021, 08:47:42 PM »
On the magazine topic, I wonder if the writers/editors are having a hard time getting test guns from manufacturers as their supplies are limited as well. That could be a reason for the added "non-traditional" articles have been used.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2021, 07:17:29 AM »
On the magazine topic, I wonder if the writers/editors are having a hard time getting test guns from manufacturers as their supplies are limited as well. That could be a reason for the added "non-traditional" articles have been used.

That very well could be although they've always been behind in their gun reviews and they've listed guns as good for CAS when actually they're not. Great idea for a magazine but I don't subscribe anymore. I check out the newest issue and if it seems interesting I'll buy it.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2021, 02:20:32 PM »
I renewed. Never got another issue.

But they cashed the check.

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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2021, 10:51:16 AM »
I still enjoy the publication. The people like us who like cowboy guns don't have a lot of options for cowboy gun related magazines.
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2021, 11:18:29 AM »
The latest issue was not to bad , certainly belter the previous issue
I just got the re- new letter ... I'm thinking about it  :-\
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Re: Guns of the Old West Magazine.
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2021, 01:06:11 PM »
Why have all my comments been marked "remove"??

They are only marked "remove" on your own posts for you to see.  I only see "remove" on my own posts and nobody elses.  I guess so you can delete it yourself if you want.  Not sure how long that has been there, since I didn't pay attention until you asked.   :)

 

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