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Unread 08-01-2022, 02:22 PM   #1
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Received a notice in the mail today stating they will not continue publishing the Journal. Those who still have money in their account can choose to purchase products listed on the letter.
An Index & Reader Vol III is planned for Christmas 2023.
"After this we plan to publish more unique books on firearms."

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Unread 08-01-2022, 03:02 PM   #2
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If that’s not a freaking bummer I don’t know what is.
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Sad indeed...and I just renewed!
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I spoke with the DGJ folks and thanked them for a job well done for >3 decades. Spring 2022 was the final issue.
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I just finished over the course of the last month building up a complete set of the magazines. I had about 60-70 of them and had worked hard with DGJ, eBay and Amazon to complete the set. The last two are supposedly in the mail. One from eBay is due tomorrow. The last shipment from DGJ arrived a week ago and one of them was the wrong issue. They were supposed to ship the replacement but said it might be a few weeks due to shipping it a lower rate. It ticked me off, but I guess this explains it.

It surprises me, after their long run, but you wonder where information and research will be shared among collectors. Not being negative about the individual clubs and associations, but their formats are not really adequate to dissiminate detailed research and reports. I don't know of any US journals that will provide the service they did. In my mind, they jumped started the collector arena's growth and were the leading source of information on a wide scale. Hopefully something will replace them.

As an aside, they have a pretty complete supply of back issues available. All of them but the first few years are priced at $10, I believe. I presume that they will still be selling back issues.
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I knew it was coming, but the letter from Dan and Joanna was still a surprise and a disappointment. The third edition of the reader should make the New York Times best seller list. It is supposed to be 500 pages. My set is complete and will be here until I am not.
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I was a charter subscriber, and will miss the publication sorely. I especially appreciated the quality of the publication (and the fact that the owner had a Gordon Setter)
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"The day the music died

They were singing bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin'......"


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As a regular contributor to DGJ, I'm simply heartbroken. I only hope the genre survives somehow, in some medium.
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I received the announcement today as well. Sad times for our passion!
If there is any positive spin to this it is that I no longer have to find new bookshelf space for my DGJ Full Collection.
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