Shooting Times Reader's Choice: Top Stories of 2012

Shooting Times Reader's Choice: Top Stories of 2012

Another year spent, like a box of ammo after a good day at the range. With 2013 in sight, we can't help but look back at the year that was, and what better way than to round up your favorite stories from the past 12 months? From how-to stories to reviews to product announcements, we gave our readers the best shooting content out there.

Now, we've scoured our analytics to find what you, our trusted reader, read the most in 2012. We learned a lot from this exercise, so you can bet that we'll be even better next year.

3. \"9 Must-Have Accessories for Doomsday Survival\"

With doomsday preppers becoming more and more popular, readers were looking for the essential prepper gear in order to weather out the apocalypse — be it nuclear war, climate change or zombies — and we provided with "9 Must Have Accessories for Doomsday Survival."

4. \"Class Glass: The 12 Best Optics for 2012\"

For every rifle purchased this year, shooters of course needed a quality scope to put on top, and our readers deserve nothing but the best, so we rounded up the top glass for 2012 with "Class Glass: The 12 Best Optics for 2012."

7. \"Ruger American Rifle Review\"

Readers got an early look at the Ruger American during SHOT Show 2012, and just three months later, we delivered a full review. Reasonably priced and very, very accurate, the American proved to be one of the more popular bolt-actions of 2012.

2. \"New Rifles of 2012\"

Looking for the hottest new long guns, readers came to us. Our "New Rifles of 2012" article gave readers a roundup of the best new hunting and tactical rifles hitting the market. From rimfire plinkers to hardcore hunters, readers certainly enjoyed our smokepoles roundup.

5. \"How to Be a Good Hunting Client\"

Take it from us: If you act like a child with your guide, you're going to have a bad time. "How to Be a Good Hunting Client" provided our readers with a primer on how to be on your best behavior on a guided hunt in order to have the best hunt possible.

8. \"Shield Yourself: The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield\"

Just two days before it was announced to the public at the 2012 NRA Show in St. Louis, Shooting Times got the scoop on the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. Thin, lightweight and easily concealable, this new offering from S&W in 9mm and .40 S&W became one of the hottest new carry options for 2012.

1. \"New Handguns for 2012\"

Readers wanted the newest pistols and revolvers for 2012, and we didn't disappoint. "New Handguns for 2012" provided our readers with a quick roundup of carry and personal defense options, and became Shooting Times' most popular article in 2012.

9. \"Shooting Times' 2012 Holiday Gift Guide\"

It's the most wonderful time of the year, indeed. Our annual Holiday Gift Guide had the perfect gifts for the shooters in your family, serving as the perfect guide to aide in that stressful holiday shopping.

10. \"Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review\"

The little brother of the M&P line, our "Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review" proved to be just as popular as the rimfire pistol did. Joel Hutchcroft called it a useful tool for training and recreation, and we couldn't agree more.

6. \"Interchange with Ease: The Thompson/Center Dimension Rifle\"

Thompson/Center Arms made a big impact in 2012 with its switch-barrel Dimension, and in "Interchange with Ease: The Thompson/Center Dimension Rifle," our readers got a sneak peek of this great rifle handling most cartridges from .204 Ruger to monster Magnums.

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