DVD: Firearms Multimedia Guide

If you’re shopping for a new turkey blaster—or just want to ogle all the cool guns on the market—pick up a copy of the Firearms Multimedia Guide (Impressum Media, $30) and prepare to spend several hours in a desirous daze. Over 40,000 entries cover rifles, pistols, shotguns, air guns, and ammunition from 345 manufacturers worldwide—and with high-resolution photos of each one, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more obsession-inducing inventory anywhere. Wondering how much a new Colt 1911 costs? Want to compare different AR-15 makes and models? Curious about the ballistics of the various cartridges for your .300 magnum? It’s all a few mouse-clicks away. There’s also a section of printable targets and a comprehensive caliber chart. The only thing this DVD lacks is a comprehensive historical database—for example, I couldn’t find the discontinued Marlin Super Goose.10-gauge I so desperately craved as a kid. Sure would’ve been nice to gawk at that cannon again. Compatible with Windows only.

This guide is now offered through various subscription plans. For more information visit firearmsguide.com.