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Semi-Auto and Pump-Action Long Gun Triggers

The latest in our "How Do Guns Work" series.

How Do Guns Work? Revolver Trigger Types

SA, DA/SA, DAO...we translate the acronyms into English.

How Do Guns Work? Slide/Pump-Actions

A uniquely American operating system.

How Do Guns Work? Bolt-Actions

Here's why bolt-action guns are here to stay.

How Do Guns Work? Lever-Actions

A classic American design, explained.

How Do Guns Work? Single-Shot Mechanisms

For many people, a single-shot gun is their first gun. Here's how they work.

What is Ballistics?

The simple version of a remarkably complex subject.

How Do Semi-Auto Pistol Triggers Work?

Everything you need to know (but were afraid to ask) about how self-loading pistol triggers function.

Optical Sights: Basic Principles

We answer the questions you were too embarrassed to ask.

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