Who invented the fist gun?

Who invented the first gun? A brief history of firearms.

A Timeline of Gun & Firearm History Compiled and Researched by the American Firearms Institute, below is a historical timeline of modern weapons starting at 142 when Wei Boyang began his exploration into black gunpowder. If you want deep reading about firearms There are a few books that provide very detailed information about the origin, …

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The Best Gun Manufacturers, Companies, & Brands

What are the best gun brands & manufacturers? Below we have compiled a list of firearm manufacturers (both American and international). It is not all-encompassing, however, we’re covering major brands, categories (rifles, shotgun, handguns/pistols, etc.) and will be continually adding to this list. Click on the company name or logo and it will take you …

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FBI Handgun Wounding Factors

Below you will find a complete reproduction of the FBI’s “Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness” report. This is a useful document for any shooter as it details the FBI’s thinking and policy on the deployment of lethal force via handgun.  S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation  HANDGUN WOUNDING FACTORS AND EFFECTIVENESS  FBI ACADEMY …

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Firearms Reports and Opinions

Reports and Opinions Supreme Court decision on Heller v. D.C. 062608 “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.” “The Amendment’s prefatory clause [‘A well regulated militia being necessary…’ A.L.] announces …

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Gun Statistics

Firearms Statistics

Scroll down and you will find: Introduction American Firearm Institute’s Approach to  Statistical Research Societal problems and the misuse of firearms  – the real issue Firearm Research Firearms and Firearm Ownership Trends in Violent Crime Defensive Gun Use The source of guns seized in crimes in America Suicide and Firearms Suicide rates per 100,000 by …

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Firearms Glossary

A glossary of firearms terminology & terms References to firearm condition standards are those that have been established by the National Rifle Association regarding the physical status of antique weapons.   ACPAbbreviation for automatic colt pistol. ActionA firearm’s working mechanism (typically the receiver or frame and breech bolt) that facilitates its firing and loading/unloading. There …

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Firearm Training Resources

Where can you get quality firearm training? One of the most important things any gun owner can do is train how to use their weapon. We’ve compiled these resources to help locate quality resources for your firearms training needs.  American Firearms Defense National Rifle Association of Education & Training NRA Safety & Training …

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Firearm Safety

Basic rules for safe firearm handling ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. ALWAYS assume the gun is loaded even if someone tellsyou its not. Safety Rules for Using or Storing a Firearm When using or storing …

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