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The Illustrated History of Firearms

It’s fitting that a spectacular new book from the NRA’s National Firearms Museum is entitled “The Illustrated History of Firearms” (rather than “An Illustrated History”) because of the way it so completely and skillfully spans all important firearm milestones within a single, practical volume.

Cowboy Action Gear

Interested in the awesome sport of Cowboy Action Shooting? Here's what you'll need to get started.

Gun Safety Tips: Bore Obstructions

An important but little-addressed gun-safety topic.

Gun Safety: Damascus-Barreled Shotguns

The history and safety concerns of Damascus-barreled shotguns.

Throwback Thursday: "Ghost Rider" Winchester 1887

"We're not going to have a meaningful conversation now, are we?"

Throwback Thursday: Old-Timey Barrel Manufacturing

The differences between early and modern barrel manufacture matter...even today.

How to Read a Box of Shotshells

Here’s all you need to know to maximize your time with a scattergun.

Shotshells: Interpreting the Numbers on the Box

The numbers printed on the top flap of shotgun shell boxes are a form of shorthand that states the specific purpose for the loads within

Weird (Ammunition) Science: Sabots, Buckshot & Blanks

Here are three less-common types of ammunition...and some very important things to know about them.

Gun Safety Tips: Bore Obstructions

An important but little-addressed gun-safety topic.

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