So I bought a magazine off the grocery story news stand. I make a ritual of picking up 3 or 4 of my favorite titles every couple of months, and this month I branched out and bought a new one. Recoil is advertised as a “Gun Lifestyle” magazine. I figured I’d give it a shot. (pun intended)
Currently, I recieve American Rifleman magazine, which I enjoy, but which is my only firearms related magazine. Recoil has already become the second. They cover guns, but not hunting stuff. They cover kill someone who tries to bother you guns. Most of the firearms in the first issue were outside my price range, but they had nice writeups anyhow. They also had two helpful Do-It-Yourself articles that were easy to follow and well written. I don’t think I’ve ready a DIY firearm article anywhere else. The one other article that stood out was a 25 questions answered about the AR-15. It would be perfect for someone looking into buying their first AR, and would probably help a lot of people that already have them to better understand what their options are.
In addition to the guns and ammo coverage, they also reviewed some knives. I believe a knife is the most valuable thing you can carry on your person, so I appreciated this. The knives covered ranged from 50 or so dollars up past 200, which meant I could actually justify considering some of them.
Other articles included one on the ultimate Bug In house, that basically turns itself into a fortress, but opens up when you want to have a normal living space. There was also an article on the “ultimate bug out ride”, which, while interesting, was WAY out of my price range.
If you like looking at cool pictures, and don’t mind shelling out 8 bucks for a magazine, check out Recoil.