Firearms

December 27, 2017

Rifles & Shotguns

Most modern long guns are either rifles or shotguns. Both are the successors of the musket, diverging from their parent weapon in distinct ways. A rifle is so named for the spiral fluting (rifling) machined into the inner surface of its barrel, which imparts a self-stabilizing […]
November 15, 2017

Carbines

A carbine is a firearm similar to a rifle in form and intended usage, but generally shorter or smaller than the typical “full-size” hunting or battle rifle of a similar time period, and sometimes using a smaller or less-powerful cartridge. Carbines were and are typically used […]
October 23, 2017

Long Guns

A long gun is generally any firearm that is larger than a handgun and is designed to be held and fired with both hands, either from the hip or the shoulder. Long guns typically have a barrel between 10 and 30 inches (there are restrictions on […]
October 23, 2017

Handguns

The smallest of all firearms is the handgun. There are two common types of handguns: revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Revolvers have a number of firing chambers or “charge holes” in a revolving cylinder; each chamber in the cylinder is loaded with a single cartridge or charge. […]
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