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!

Throwback Thursday: Lewis and Clark’s Air Rifle

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

The Secrets of Gunpowder

Because not all propellants are created equally...

Throwback Thursday: "Ghost Rider" Winchester 1887

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

Gun Safety: Damascus-Barreled Shotguns

The history and safety concerns of Damascus-barreled shotguns.

Gun Safety Tips: Bore Obstructions

An important but little-addressed gun-safety topic.

Weird (Ammunition) Science: Sabots, Buckshot & Blanks

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

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

The Secrets of Gunpowder

Because not all propellants are created equally...

Throwback Thursday: "Ghost Rider" Winchester 1887

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

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