American Handgunner Gun-Gear 2016

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American Handgunner Gun-Gear 2016 Special Edition Features 180 Pages Of Must-Have Gear

( – Whether it’s for hunting, competition shooting or self-defense applications, the American Handgunner Gun-Gear 2016 Special Edition includes a range of equipment — from high-tech tomahawks to must-have hunting tech — giving gear aficionados 180 pages of top-notch products.

In “Tools Of The Trade,” Contributing Editor Richard Mann lists the 10 essentials every hunter must have.

American Handgunner Gun-Gear 2016
American Handgunner Gun-Gear 2016

“When hunting in cold weather, your success will depend on your ability to remain outside,” Mann writes. “The cold will creep in when you’re sitting still …  I’m not necessarily a gadget guy and I was skeptical when I received a pair of ThermaCELL heated insoles to test. I’ve used them for about two years without complaint and now even my wife won’t go hunting without them.”

In “High-Tech Tomahawk,” Contributing Editor Michael Janich takes on Hogue’s EX-T01, explaining why it may be the ultimate evolution of the “perfect primitive weapon.”

“Weighing only 0.095 lbs., the EX-T01 handles more like a knife than a traditional tomahawk,” Janich says. “The combined synergy of its trailing point and the angle of the cutting edge to the handle also fit perfectly with the natural mechanics of the arm. Intended as a contemporary, close-combat tool, the Hogue/Elishewitz EX-T01 sets a new standard in modern ’hawks.”

Also in this Special Edition, John Russo reviews Mossberg’s JM 930 Pro Shotgun — designed with the input of renowned professional shooter Jerry Miculek — and details why this purpose-built autoloader is a winner on all fronts.

“A competition shotgun needs some key features to enable you to compete successfully,” Russo writes. “The dual-gas vent system and thick honeycomb recoil pad make the JM 930 a pleasure to shoot and for competition purposes, this translates into faster follow-up shots. But if you want to have fun at the range and still have a shotgun that can protect the castle and bring home some meat, the JM 930 can get that done, too.”

Other gear-heavy features in this American Handgunner Gun-Gear Special Edition include a roundup of Meopta products with the “the best optics you’ve never heard of” by Robert Kolesar, Michael Janich’s selection of “Kick-Ass Kit,” a must-have list of shotgun gear for clay and bird shooting by Larry Case, Todd Burgreen’s take on CRKT’s “new millennium” machete, and much more.

Olympic Arms MPR in .308-15 — along with a 5.56 upper — heads up the Gun-Gear Special Edition Gun Giveaway. Also included in the giveaway is a set of SoundGear hearing protectors from Starkey Hearing Technologies as well as the Free Range Hunter Fixed Blade and Hoist’N Lok Tree Stand Hoist from CRKT — a total package value of $2,067.68. Readers can visit to enter.

The 2016 American Handgunner Gun-Gear issue also includes the 2016 Buyer’s Guide. This 96-page, comprehensive catalog features hundreds of products ranging from all types of handguns and long guns, to knives, lights and lasers — making the Buyer’s Guide an invaluable resource for readers.

The 2016 American Handgunner Gun-Gear Special Edition is available on newsstands now. It can also be ordered online at