Guide for Advertisers & Contributing Writers


A word from one of our advertisers: “Of the several publications that I run ads in The Single Shot Exchange provides the most responses. Your advertising pulls in the most contacts, and your content is entertaining and informative. What more could anyone want!” Peter Nagel, Restorative Welding, Oregon, Illinois.


After evaluating your product, book or service for ourselves, if we would like to recommend you to our readership, we will publish a review, where applicable with photo(s). Then, listen for your phone to “ring off the hook” and your email inbox to load up! This amounts to one month of FREE Advertising and we are happy to offer this service to you.


Our in-house designer will create and digitally layout your ad for FREE. Contact us with your ad idea, the information and photo(s) you want to include and we will create the ad and email it to you for review, changes and approval. Any changes you need in upcoming issues, we will be glad to make gratis.


All subscribers receive a Free 50-word ad with their subscription. Every time you renew, you also receive a Free 50-word ad. This is a $15.00 value per 50-word ad. Pricing for additional classified ads are $0.30/per word with a $5 minimum.


Our closing date for advertising is the first of the preceding month. We can accommodate most every size and shape of ad. Regarding position for your insertions, our readers tell us repeatedly that they read the The Single Shot Exchange from cover to cover and every page in between.

For a guide to advertising rates and mechanical specifications for your ad, please click here.

Contributing Writers:

This most talented and knowledgeable cadre of contributing writers — a number of them notable authorities in black powder guns and vintage arms with multiple decades of experience — have so generously shared their experience with our readers, both in the form of articles for the magazine and in exchanges for our “Letters & Queries” pages.
But we also love to hear from those less seasoned shooters who write of the thrill of the sport and sometimes the frustration.
Our subscribers are kind, helpful individuals always ready to share their tips and ideas with one another.

Jot down your thoughts on hunting, shooting, collecting or the “ins and outs” of working on a project: we’ll “wordsmith” your piece to let the writer in you shine through! Subject matter must pertain to guns and/or accessories made or designed prior to 1920.

Submit your story digitally (Microsoft Word text and jpeg images) to or send us your legibly-printed document with photos/illustrations to The Single Shot Exchange, P.O. Box 391, Lamar, Missouri 64759. A CD with story and photos along with hard copy printout is always welcome in our postal box as well.