Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter’s Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 109th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading.

As a kid, I think the only book I scrutinized more thoroughly than the Shooter’s Bible was the Sears Christmas Catalog. I remember looking at all of those guns and reading about all kinds of shooting info; some of it I could only dream about. Imagine my excitement when the good folks at Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing a copy! Heck yeah, I would!

Some of the Shooter’s Bible was just the way I remembered – nearly 600 pages of data about nearly every commercially produced gun known to man (it seems that way at least!). Details about the gun, features, and MSRP for every model. From rifles to shotguns to handguns and airguns. Muzzleloaders, too. There is lots of good stuff on Optics and Ammunition as well. There’s a reference section with information about Ballistics and another section on Manufacturers & Suppliers. Although much of the book is in (high quality) black and white print, there is an extensive color section on new products in the front of the book. Sure, this book can be used as a comprehensive reference guide but it is also flat-out fun to read.

This would make a great gift for the hunter or shooter in your life. For 30 bucks or less you really can’t go wrong.

About the Author of the Shooter’s Bible:

Jay Cassell, editorial director at Skyhorse Publishing and the editor of this compendium, has hunted all over North America. He has written for Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Time, and many other publications, and has published numerous books. He lives in Katonah, New York.

A quick web search showed the book to be available at WalMart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retail outlets.