Handloader magazine, founded in 1966, is the only magazine in the world dedicated to the sport of reloading. This semi-technical journal covers reloading information on handguns, rifles and shotguns. Issues cover pressure data as well as how bullets perform under a wide variety of circumstances. Our readership reloads for over 24 different calibers. They shoot thousands of rounds to dial in their loads for the best accuracy. As a result, they spend a lot of money on the sport they love. Our subscribers reload and shoot more than readers of any other related magazines on the market. The popularity of Handloader is reflected by its unprecedented growth in the last few years.
Nonte was born in Monticello, Illinois, United States. He was the son of George C. Nonte Sr. (b. Dec. 17, 1898 d. Oct. 6, 1959). George Jr. entered the U.S. Army late in World War II and retired 20 years later, in 1964, as an Ordnance Corps Major. He was stationed in Europe, the Middle East, and in the United States. Following his retirement from the Army, he sporadically did private contract consulting work for a US government agency, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, much of it overseas. Nonte authored more than a thousand magazine articles that were published in more than a dozen outdoor and gun magazines, including The American Rifleman, Guns & Ammo, The Handloader, American Handgunner, The Rifle, Guns, and Shooting Times.
The Major George C. Nonte Award for Excellence in Firearms Journalism is awarded annually, in Nonte's memory, by American Handgunner magazine. The first recipient of the award was Massad Ayoob. 781b155fdc