Trigger Lede

Pressed into Action: 4 Types of Handgun Triggers

Understanding handgun trigger lingo will help you to find the best fit for your needs.

What Is Self-Defense, Really?

We’ve got news for you: You can’t just say, “It was self-defense,” and make everything OK.

Understanding Firearms: Charging Handle vs. Bolt Handle

Get in on the action and learn the difference between these important rifle parts.

Let’s Do the Twist!

Here’s what that “1:10” means in the gun reviews you read … and why it matters.

The Different Types of Firearm Safeties

Familiarize yourself with these common safety types so you’re prepared to properly handle a variety of firearms, including your own.

The Semi-Automatic Shotgun Dilemma: Inertia vs. Gas

If you’re in the middle of an inertia vs. gas semi-auto shotgun debate, here are the facts.

Rimfire Roster: Smallest Calibers, By the Numbers

What’s the difference between all those kinds of .22 ammo? Some critical facts … and some history you didn’t know!

Ammo Basics: Common Bullet Types

Different bullet types accomplish different goals. Make sure you’re using the right ammo!

Power Grab: Understanding Riflescope Basics

You can't shoot what you can't see! Knowing the terminology is the first step in selecting the proper riflescope for your situation.

Berms, Backstops, Baffles—and Other Gun Range Terminology

Beyond range commands, knowing the correct terminology and names of the different areas of the gun range is crucial to having a fun day at the range.

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