Firearm Basics | Ammunition Nomenclature

Ammunition and its nomenclature can be a confusing subject, particularly for new shooters who are just learning the fundamentals of firearms.

posted on April 10, 2020

Ammunition and its nomenclature can be a confusing subject, particularly for new shooters who are just learning the fundamentals of firearms. Before you can properly feed it, you'll need to learn basic terminology for ammunition and its components. Watch the video above.

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