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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.

Short Shots: Defensive Awareness in Living Color

Cooper’s Color Code can’t help you if you’re colorblind.

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.

Gas-Operated vs. Inertia-Driven Shotguns Explained

What’s the difference between a gas and an inertia shotgun, and which type is right for you?

Gun Lingo 101

Gun people have their own language, it seems. If you’re new to the gun scene and struggling to learn the lingo, here are a few terms you’ll hear.

Short Shots: The Guns I Need

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

Points of Impact: April 3, 2021

In Case You Missed It: April Fool's Funnies, Gov. Kristi Noem Speaks ...

What’s In a Shotshell?

We break down the components of a shotgun shell, so you know exactly what goes into what you’re shooting.

Rifle Sight Systems: A Closer Look

Confused about which optic is best for you? Learn the differences between the most common types of rifle sights to help you decide which unit is best for your shooting situation. 

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