How Is Ammunition Named?

The names for certain types of ammunition are so common that they roll off our tongues without a second thought. We may think of 9mm or .223 instantly without even stopping to wonder how those names came to be. But on second look, it becomes clear that the many, many names we have for different types of ammo are all over the map. How did it get this way? What’s the standard? Learn more about the wonky history of ammo naming conventions by reading on.
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Gun Safety for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide | Ammunition Depot

With as many as 393 million guns in private hands in the US, it's inevitable that many families' children will take an interest in shooting. Learning to safely handle a gun is a great way for kids to pick up good habits and become more responsible, and it's important to teach kids right and to do so safely. Here are a few ways you can make sure your kids stay safe while handling guns.
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Which Guns Use .223 Ammo? | History of .223 Ammo | Ammunition Depot

You might have noticed there are a lot of options for purchasing .223 Remington ammunition. This is because the .223 Remington is a small-caliber, high-velocity round — it can travel far and still strike with enough velocity to do its job. Quite simply, the .223 Remington is a battle-proven, time-tested round that does exactly what it was designed to do, and that’s why it’s as popular as it is. There are a variety of rifle manufacturers producing guns chambered in this venerable cartridge, including everything from the AR platform to bolt-action rifles. Read on to learn more about them.
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Which Guns Use 9mm Ammo? | History of 9mm | Ammunition Depot

Without question, the 9mm is the single most popular handgun cartridge in the world. The 9mm round is used by everyone from first-time shooters to FBI agents — as such, there are a litany of guns that make use of this extremely versatile ammunition. Read on to discover just how many there are, as well as the practical applications for each.
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How Fast Does a 9mm Bullet Travel? | Ammunition Depot

The 9mm round is a top choice for everyone from law enforcement and military to professional security personnel and civilians. One of the bigger reasons for its popularity is its speed, which allows the 9mm much of its advantages with respect to concealability and capacity. Let’s take a look at why that is.
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Gun History: Origin Of The 21 Gun Salute

Today, the tradition of the 21 gun salute is still carried out for major American holidays and when the President leaves or returns home. But, what's the meaning of this salute? Read on for the origin of the 21 gun salute.
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Gun History: Who Invented Gunpowder?

A prime and necessary component of all things firearm, gunpowder is at the core of shooting. That being said, it's rarely something we as gun owners think about. Who invented it? And Why? Read on for the history of gunpowder!

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Gun History: When Was the First Gun Made?

Many people consider guns as a relatively modern invention but, in actuality, firearms date back about a thousand years. Read on to learn more about the history of the gun and follow its evolution into the modern era.

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