Recoil was recently named the number one new magazine launch of 2012, despite the shit-storm that surrounded it last fall. Not just among gun magazines either, that's out of all new magazines.
I'm not too surprised, the last couple years have seen a massive growth in the firearms community, especially among younger Americans. Recoil is defenitely geared towards readers closer to 20 years old, with a much more graphic driven layout (in my opinion.) I am a bit surprised that it beat out all other genres though. That really puts in perspective just how much the gun community actually is growing to me.
I'm glad they managed to pull their collective heads out and get their crap together after their little dust-up. As KitUp puts it-
"Recoil is a Gun Culture magazine and despite the Great Recoil Debacle of 2012, it is has always been pro-2A at its core…it’s just been sadly schizophrenic as it did so. Disagree? Go back and read – the same issue that had then-editor-Jerry Tsai’s now infamous misstatement you had articles about NFA stamps, silencers, automatic weapons and the best ways to get them. That’s not anti-Second Amendment. That’s some sort of disorganized multiple personality."
Now that they've put that behind them, and put Mr. Harrison in charge, I think it's going to be heading back up to one of the premier print magazines in the gun community. Now if they'd just do print subscriptions for those of us that don't want to own an iPad.........................................
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