A Tribute To
Mike "Duke" Venturino

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Longtime GUNS Magazine and American Handgunner contributor Mike Venturino passed away on June 9, 2024. In this special tribute episode, Roy Huntington and Brent T. Wheat share their memories of “Duke.”


Passing — Contributing Editor Mike “Duke” Venturino

Remembering Mike by Dave Workman

Montana Musings by Mike “Duke” Venturino

Shooting Iron by Mike “Duke” Venturino

Shooting Iron: Thumb Bustin’ Musings From Mike “Duke” Venturino

A complete collection of Mike “Duke” Venturino’s Shooting Iron column originally published in American Handgunner Magazine from 2005 through 2024.

Venturino’s extensive gun knowledge and easy-reading writing style entertained and informed a generation of readers.

His hometown, friendly style won the hearts of tens of thousands, and he always had a kind word or short note for everyone who reached out to him. In life, Duke was the same as he was in print — honest, capable, a friend to all, decent, quick to shake a hand — and even faster to grin at you. You always felt better after being with Mike.

Enjoy this collection and think about the kind man who wrote it all.

Order your copy now from the FMG Store or on Amazon.

Music: Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ via Incompetech

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