iPad Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is it? Where can I download the NRA MAGAZINES app?
The NRA MAGAZINES app allows you to view a specially designed tablet version of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN or AMERICAN HUNTER based on your current magazine choice as your NRA membership benefit.
You can download the NRA MAGAZINES app from the Apple App Store for FREE.
On your iPad, go to the App Store and search for the NRA MAGAZINES application. Then tap the NRA MAGAZINES app from the list to see the app info screen with the basic information.
The NRA MAGAZINES app is FREE to download but you must have a valid NRA membership to view your magazine in tablet format. Currently, ONLY AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER are available as tablet editions for iPad.
How do I get an issue of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN or AMERICAN HUNTER in the NRA MAGAZINES app?
Once you have successfully downloaded the NRA MAGAZINES app to your iPad, tap the app to bring up the public login screen.
Enter your NRA membership number (up to 12 digits) and your last name. IMPORTANT — do not enter any zeros that precede your member number (no leading zeros).
Once we verify your account, the most current issue will be displayed for download.
Tap Download on the issue of your choice and the content will be downloaded directly to your iPad.
Can I purchase a digital magazine subscription to AMERICAN RIFLEMAN or AMERICAN HUNTER via iTunes?
No. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER are Official Journals of the NRA and are a benefit of membership. You can join the NRA and select a digital magazine as part of your membership benefits. You will still need to download the NRA MAGAZINES app if you want to view your magazine on your iPad.
Will my issues expire?
No. Any downloaded issues are yours to keep as long as you keep the NRA MAGAZINES app on your iPad. Again, each issue must be downloaded. To keep receiving issues, you need to keep your NRA membership current.
Can I share the iPad edition issue with friends?
No. There are no sharing features available.
Why won't my AMERICAN RIFLEMAN or AMERICAN HUNTER iPad edition download?
Since the average iPad edition is 200 Mb, it can take up to 10 minutes or longer to download depending on your Wi-Fi Internet connection. We recommend not using a 3G/4G connection based on their download speed.
I get my magazine (AMERICAN RIFLEMAN/AMERICAN HUNTER) in print format. Can I get the iPad editions as part of my subscription?
Yes, for a limited time, NRA members who receive their magazine in print can get the iPad editions. Download the NRA MAGAZINES app and follow the login instructions.
I get my magazine (AMERICAN RIFLEMAN/AMERICAN HUNTER) as a digital edition. Can I get the iPad editions as well?
Yes, for members who have an iPad, these editions are now included.
Where can I find my NRA membership ID?
Your membership ID is located on your NRA membership card, below your name:
If your magazine comes in the mail, your membership ID is to the right on the label, and can be up to 12 digits. IMPORTANT — do not enter any zeros that precede your member number (no leading zeros).
I entered my membership ID and last name and nothing is happening. What should I do?
First, call NRA Member Services at 1-877-NRA-2000 to ensure your membership ID is valid and the last name on file is correct. Please have the membership representative confirm the exact spelling of the last name field including any suffix.
IMPORTANT — do not enter any zeros that precede your member number (no leading zeros). You can also email them at email@example.com.
If you are still having technical difficulty, you can email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
On what Apple devices can I use the NRA MAGAZINES app?
It is available only for the iPad at this time.
Is the tablet edition available on other devices?
No, it is available only for the iPad at this time.
How do I know when a new issue is available?
You can receive a notification when each new issue of your magazine becomes available. To do this, tap on your iPad settings, and then tap on Notifications. Tap on the app and set Alerts to On.
How do I get my new issue?
You will receive a notification (small red circle) that appears in the top right corner of your app icon on your iPad. When you open the app, be sure to go to the sign in button in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. Once you are signed in you will be able to download and view your new issue.
The New Interactive NRA Magazines for the Desktop
Our new digital magazines look and function on your desktop the same way they do on an iPad. Stories and departments line up side-by-side. Click horizontally to change articles. Page down vertically to read the text and view the interactive features within the stories. This combination of horizontal and vertical navigation allows you to horizontally scan the entire magazine and quickly select just what you want to read.
How do I navigation this new desktop format?
To horizontally change stories, click the left/right arrows at the bottom center
of the page.
To vertically change pages within a story, click the up/down arrows in the
lower right corner.
To “swipe” text or photos, hold your mouse button down and drag across the area indicated.
To “touch” buttons, simply click with the mouse.
To “scroll text,” click and drag.
I am seeing only part of a page. What do I need to do?
Reset your viewer to 100%.
In Firefox select “Reset” under the View menu.
In Safari choose “Actual Size” under the View menu.
In Internet Explorer reset “Screen Size” to 100%.
In Chrome “Actual Size” under the View menu.
What do I need to do for optimum viewing?
1) View in the full screen mode. Select Full Screen in then View menu.
Full Screen keyboard shortcuts:
For Internet Explorer on the PC, use your F11 key.
For Mac, use Control/Command/F (Safari and Chrome),
and Shift/Command (Firefox).
2) Upgrade your browser.
The new NRA desktop digital magazines function best in the most current version of your web browser.
What is the recommended browser?
We recommend Mozilla Firefox for the optimum user experience. To download Mozilla Firefox, go to: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
How do I know when a new issue is available?
You will receive an email notification with an embedded link when each new issue of your magazine becomes available.