Historical photo of Christopher Miner Spencer with one of his shotguns

The Surprising Story of the Humble Pump-Action Shotgun

Some of what you think you know just isn't so!

Ammunition Science: All About Primers

No, it's not "See Spot Run." It's the part that your firing pin is actually igniting.

Ammunition Science: Blackpowder vs. Modern Cartridges

Much of the technological development in firearms history has actually been devoted to ammo!

5 Muzzleloader Mistakes to Avoid

Hunting with a thunderstick is a classically American pastime. Just avoid these blunders!

Cowboy Mounted Shooting...What Fun!

It's as close as most of us can get to being a real cowboy.

What is Rifling Twist Rate?

You hear a lot about it...so what does it mean?

Throwback Thursday: Lewis and Clark’s Air Rifle

A lone air-powered gun served as a Potemkin village in motion for the explorers.

Why Muzzleloading Still Rules

This "blast from the past" way to hunt is anything but primitive.

The Secrets of Gunpowder

Because not all propellants are created equally...

Throwback Thursday: Nonhelema's Tale

A warrior woman of the Shawnee who left her mark on history.

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