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How to Use a Field Shotgun For Home Defense

Can Grandpa's old Skeet gun be used for self-defense? Yes, and here's how!

Gun Barrels: How Do They Work?

It's a little more complex than "magnets"...

Long-Range Shooting Tips

When it comes to taking a long shot, how long is too long?

What You Need to Know About .300 Blackout

From the original design history, to the differences between subsonic and supersonic bullets, Steve Johnson...

What is "Point Blank Range"?

As with many phrases related to marksmanship, everybody uses it...not everybody knows what it really...

4 Things to Know About the Basics of Reloading

Save money and have fun with this do-it-yourself hobby that lets you be in charge...

Beginning Firearm Accuracy: Groups & What They Mean

You'll read in gun reviews and advice articles about "groups." But what do they mean...

Ballistics Made Simple

Here's what the sweet science of ballistics means to you...explained in plain English.

Ammunition Safety: Mysterious Detonation Phenomenon

What we do (and don't) know about this ammunition safety question.

Fun Friday: Back To the Pliocene Epoch

Wooly mammoths, saber-toothed cats and giant predatory birds.

Handguns Chambered in Rifle Cartridges: Ballistically Effective?

When it comes to hunting and survival, rifles beat handguns every time...or do they?

Throwback Thursday: Slingers, History's First Snipers

Make no mistake, the ancient sling was no slingshot...and it was definitely not a toy.

What is an Ogive Profile?

Here's what that means, and why you should care.

Why a Hunting Bullet is a Compromise

There's no such thing as a "perfect" bullet...just one that's perfect for you.

Shot Pellets: How Do They Work?

Here's what happens when pellets hit your target.

Which Ammunition For Which Game Animal?

Going hunting? Here's how to pick the ammo you need.

Terminal Ballistics & Choosing Self-Defense Ammunition

In this installment of our series, we cover handgun ammunition and its effects.

Terminal Ballistics & Stopping Power

What is stopping power, and what can the science of terminal ballistics teach us about...

Terminal Ballistics & How to Choose the Right Ammunition (Pt. 3)

Today: bullet tumbling, rotational velocity and wound tracks.
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