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Short Shots: The Guns I Need

The language of necessity should never be used to discuss rights.

GUNSMARTS: What Are Night Sights, Exactly?

In this video from Smith & Wesson's GUNSMARTS series, you'll learn the what (and why) of night sights.

Firearm Basics | Types of Bullets

What does the actual "bullet" part of the cartridge look like?

Firearm Basics | Cartridge Case Material

The case of the cartridge is the part that holds all of the other components together.

Firearm Basics | Center-fire vs. Rimfire Ammunition

In this video we explain the difference between center-fire and rimfire cartridges, and how they function.

Firearm Basics | Understanding Information on an Ammo Box

In this video we take you through the information listed on a box of ammunition, like bullet type, grain weight and velocity.

Firearm Basics | Selecting the Correct Type of Ammunition for Your Firearm

In this video, we cover how to tell what type of ammunition your firearm is chambered for, and how to select the correct type of ammunition for your firearm.

Firearm Basics | Parts of a Firearm

Learn the basic parts of a firearm.

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. 

Firearm Basics | Parts of a Cartridge

Do you ever hear the term "bullet," when it really should be "cartridge"?

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