Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Universal” Background Checks Ripped Apart

http://www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2013/4/information-about-the-public-safety-and-second-amendment-rights-protection-act There’s some interesting stuff here. Anyone who advertises a gun online will have to do a background check. If someone puts the gun in the local Ad Bulletin or classified section of the newspaper, no background check is required. … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 6

Ok, I’m running out of material, so here’s a few links to more resources. Some of you (assuming I have more than 1 reader…) http://girlsguidetoguns.com/ That’s an intro-level gun website meant for women. I don’t really know how good the … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 5

A beginning shooter should strongly consider buying an “airgun”, a gun that uses compressed air to push a small projectile. The most classic example is a child’s BB gun. This is a basic introduction. Airguns have a lot of advantages. … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 4

My friend mentioned that she’s interested in revolvers. There are 2 basic types: single-action and double-action. Single-action revolvers are based on the old Colt “wild west” era. They’re much slower to shoot, load, & unload. Double-action revolvers are much more … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 3

The main advantage of a handgun is it’s small size and light weight, both important things for a gun that you’ll be carrying every day. If you’re not carrying a gun, then a rifle or shotgun (aka “long gun”) is … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 2

Last time, we talked about handguns, rifles, and shotguns. There are many sub-sections within each category. For example, shotguns are usually single-shot, double-barreled, pump-action, or semi-auto. Rifles are usually be single shot, pump-action, lever-action, bolt-action, or semi-auto. Most modern rifle … Continue reading

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Intro to Firearms 1

There are 3 general categories of firearms: handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Many other firearms defy classifcation into these 3 basic categories, but we can worry about those special guns later. (There are special categories for most of those other guns, … Continue reading

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