Posted August 31, 2016 10:20 am by Comments

By Richard Mann


The Guns & Ammo Signature 1911 is a limited edition tribute from Nighthawk Custom.

When I was 13, I had a paper route. Its only purpose was to make money for purchasing guns and ammunition. I’d ride my bike to deliver the daily news and every weekend down to Ray’s Bait Shop, the local gun emporium. That’s where my imagination wandered between issues of Guns & Ammo magazine. I read each one cover to cover, stuffed them under my bed and read them some more.

I wanted to handle, shoot and hunt with all the guns contained in those pages and figured the best way was to write for the magazine — grand aspirations for a young boy for sure. Though I didn’t know it then, about 15 years later and roughly 100 miles from where I grew up, another boy had similar ambitions.

Years later, in 2005, Eric Poole and I met, and a few years after that, during an African safari, we compared childhood dreams, vowed one day to make them a reality and discussed how we’d return the magazine to the grandness we’d consumed as youngsters. Less than a year later, Eric became the editor of Guns & Ammo and …Read the Rest

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