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Author: Guy Sagi

Guy J. Sagi’s byline and photography have appeared in many major outdoor publications, from periodicals specializing in firearms, to hunting, off-roading, fishing and more. For a decade he served as editor-in-chief of Safari Club International’s monthly Safari Times. He later joined NRA Publications, where he started as executive editor for three of the organization’s publications before assuming the editor-in-chief role at Shooting Illustrated—then the NRA’s only newsstand publication. Sagi resigned the position after more than 10 years, due to family reasons, but his work continues to appear on a variety of outlets, both on the web and in print. For a look at more of his work visit his website.
Battle Of Mogadishu

Battle Of Mogadishu

By Guy J. Sagi The bloodiest single firefight involving U.S. troops since the Vietnam War is the Battle of Mogadishu. It began on October 3, 1993, and raged into the next day. Outnumbered, outgunned, and with reinforcing troops unable to reach them, 18 Armed Forces members died in this chaotic urban combat. The casualties also […]

Carbine VS Rifle

Carbine VS Rifle: What’s The Difference?

By Guy J. Sagi The border that determines whether a firearm is a carbine VS rifle is a fluid one. A 20″ barrel has been the informal boundary for years. Anything shorter than 20″ is a carbine, and anything longer is a rifle. Except for shotguns, which don’t qualify as either.   The 20” definition remains […]

direct impingement VS piston

Direct Impingement VS Piston Driven AR-15s

By Guy J. Sagi The variety of modern sporting rifles available today is staggering, ranging from basic and utilitarian to fully tricked-out race guns. Regardless of style, price or accessories, all harness a portion of the hot gas released with each shot to fuel their semi-automatic operation. There are two methods of putting that captured […]

6.5 Creedmoor VS 308

6.5 Creedmoor VS 308

By Guy J. Sagi Declaring a winner in a 6.5 Creedmoor VS 308 debate is a dubious venture. Both centerfires are tame in the recoil department, provide enviable performance at surprising distances and take big game with dexterity. They even run in the same magazines, but there are significant differences that can make one a […]

Federal HST VS Hydra-Shok

Federal HST VS Hydra-Shok

By Guy J. Sagi The physics, math, and metallurgy poured into modern bullet design is staggering. Advances are often cutting edge, particularly when it comes to self-defense projectiles. Federal Ammunition, one of the foremost in the field, understands no two situations or needs are identical. For that reason, it offers versions that bring different assets […]