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3 Methods of Barrel Rifling: Pros vs. Cons

Each barrel-rifling method has benefits and disadvantages. Here's what they are.

Gun Barrels: How Do They Work?

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

Gun Barrels: How Does Rifling Work?

Rifling is one of the most important innovations in firearms technology.

Guns 101: Rifles, Shotguns and Pistols

Everything you wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask.

3 Warning Signs of Possible Gun-Safety Problems

Here's what to keep an eye (and ear) out for on the public range.

How to Shoot Shotgun Slugs Accurately

Here's how to get the best performance from your slug gun.

Real Imitations

To most casual viewers, the above pistol, part of the NRA's National Firearms Museum, appears...

Ballistics Made Simple

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

Gun Safety: Squib Loads

Well, THAT just didn't sound right...what to do now?

Throwback Thursday: Guns of 1861

One hundred fifty years ago, the United States was a country rapidly splitting in two,...

Ammunition Science: Bullet Construction

And yes, we do mean bullets (not cartridges)!

How to Use a Slug Gun to Hunt

In population-dense areas, this might be the only way to hunt with a gun.

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

Today: bullet tumbling, rotational velocity and wound tracks.

How Guns Work: the Firing Sequence

What happens inside the gun determines what happens outside of it.

The 10 Types of Bullets (& 5 Bases)

If you can name more than three of these off the top of your head,...

How to Break In a Gun Barrel

Yes, even the best rifled barrels need a break-in.

What Is the Best Barrel Material?

Because not all metals are created equal...

How to Clean Your Gun

Can your firearm pass the white-glove test? Here's how to keep your gun clean and...
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