Misused gun terms are extremely common, but words do have specific meanings, and it’s especially important to say what you mean when it comes to guns. Misinformation about firearms can lead to miscommunication and even inappropriate fear. Read on to learn about nine commonly misused gun terms below.
Guns and the United States are practically synonymous throughout the world. From the necessity of hunting for food in the days of early settlers to reliance on militias for national defense in formative years, gun ownership is woven into the fabric of American history. And the statistics reflect that reality: there are millions upon millions of guns in the United States. We break down the statistics in this article to get a better sense for just how many there are and what the ownership demographics look like.
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.
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.
Subsonic ammunition is ammunition specifically manufactured so the round doesn't break the sound barrier, and, despite existing as long as firearms have, it’s currently experiencing a bit of a renaissance. But why the sudden resurgence? Should you need or want it? While it isn't an overly complicated subject, there is plenty to discuss regarding subsonic ammo. Let’s take the time to delve into its specs and its uses.