A firearm is one of the weapons that may be used when hunting. A firearm utilizes pressure produced from the burning of gunpowder to create gas. The pressure produced from the burning powder propels a projectile out of the barrel at a target. In rifles and most handguns the barrel has rifling on the inside of the barrel to make the projectile spin to travel better in the air. Rifling are groove that spin as they go through the inside of the barrel. Shotgun barrels are smooth and can fire “slugs”, a single projectile, or “shot”,
Pros:High-capacity magazines should be banned because they too often turn murder into mass murder. A Mother Jones investigation found that high-capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012.  When high-capacity magazines were used in mass shootings, the death rate rose 63% and the injury rate rose 156%. David H. Chipman, Senior Vice President of Public Safety for Shot-spotter and former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent, stated that a high-capacity magazine "turns a killer into a killing machine."Some gang members use high-capacity magazines, such as 30 rounds or even 90 rounds, to compensate for lack of accuracy and maximize
In wars prior to the Civil War, soldiers wielded weapons such as the musket which shot only one bullet at a time. Though these types of weaponry could shoot as far as 250 yards, they were inconvenient and wasted time. To even aim at the target accurately one had to be 80 yards away. Similarly to muskets, rifles were inconvenient because they took a while to reload because the bullet was almost the same size of the barrel and again, wasted time. Bullets with a pointed tip were created in 1848 by Claude Minie. Because the diameter of the bullets were smaller than the barrel, soldiers could put them into the gun quicker and more effectively. With Minie’s bullets, rifles were simpler to reload but still had to be reloaded with one bullet at a time. That unprotected gap of time made soldiers more vulnerable so in 1849 a repeating rifle called the Volitional Repeater was patented by Walter Hunt. They were popularized in 1863 during the Civil War. By this time many models were being sold but the most common one was the Spencer Carbine which could shoot seven bullets in just 30 seconds. These, like most Civil War era weapons, were produced and used by the North, but not
This design lead to greater and more powerful weapons to be used in the First and Second World War. The weapons used in the World Wars were by far the most advanced of their time. The new weapons produced three times the amount of firepower either sides of the Civil War could produce at any given time. These weapons were feared by the citizens of the time. These new weapons consisted of the Thompson, a submachine gun, which fired a .45 caliber bullet at high velocities. This rifle became the standard fully automatic rifle for the United States Armed Forces. Though this weapon had a very important role in winning the war, it was also used in various crimes throughout the United States in the early nineteenth century. Does this make this rifle a bad thing to own? While some would argue that the weapon was a threat to the public’s safety, and while the others would say it was not, it still fired at a high velocity which makes the possibility of multiple deaths more possible. This caused a large concern to erupt among the public in large cities where mobs were becoming popular. It was obvious that these new found guns would be great for protecting the public, however, it would also come to harm them since they were falling into the hands of criminals. These weapons would never stop evolving with years to come weapons would become more deadly and even more common than the thompson would ever be.
Nutter explains in a recent article, that since the federal assault weapon ban expired in 2004; we have seen numerous tragedies where deranged killers murdered dozens of innocent people by having the ability to shoot many bullets without actually having to reload. He also gives several examples of shootings in which the killers all had weapons with large-capacity magazines. One example would be the shooting in Tucson Arizona, where a 9-year-old girl and federal judge were among six people killed along with 13 others injured. The gunman happened to have used a 33-round magazine (Nutter, 2011).
When the constitution was written the most advanced gun only shot one bolt at a time, and took 30 seconds to reload (Murphy). Now in the 21th century guns have “high-capacity magazines were used in at least 50% of the 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012. When high-capacity magazines were used in mass shootings, the death rate rose 63% and the injury rate rose 156%. David H. Chipman...stated that a high-capacity magazine ‘turns a killer into a killing machine.’ Some gang members use high-capacity magazines, such as 30 rounds or even 90 rounds, to compensate for lack of accuracy and maximize the chance to harm” (“Background of the Issue - Gun
Active duty military personnel should be treated like everyone else. Keeping the concealed-carry laws the way it is now will cause no confusion later on. There already has been doubt on military personnel receiving a gun off duty. If active duty military personnel are not required to have a concealed carry handgun license it will add to the number of people who have guns that nobody knows about. Some states record statistics on how many people who have concealed handgun licenses.Considering what they do for a living with training or not they are trained to be suspicious and paranoid. Active duty military personnel should be required to have a mental health evaluation before even recieving a gun of any form. Instead, more restrictions should
The musket is a two-handed weapon which means that it can not be shot from a vehicle and unable to be concealed on a person. What this would prevent is people driving away from their opponents and taking their engines out and also unable to whip it out. Second, the musket only has a clip of 1 with a time in between shot 4.56 seconds. Compared to the revolver with a clip of 6 with a time in between shots of 1.833. This all means that its a more risk to using, you can be rushed when reloading causing you to get killed.
Since 1847 when Colt got its start, it has been with the american people up to today. In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the Board of Commissioners with the NYPD, ordered 4,500 Colt New Police revolvers to be the standard pistol for police officers.
Taming slug guns; this is a very interesting article to me as I have shot single barrel shotguns in my youth and know all too well how much they kick, however, I have never seen a shotgun with ported holes drilled in it to reduce the kick. This has truly opened my eyes to how there are so many ways to modify guns to fit the person using it. In my opinion, I would think that drilling holes in the top of the barrel would cause the gun to lose some power/distance of the projectile(s). By releasing gas out of the top of the barrel the pressure that is used to push the projectile down the barrel would lose velocity.
Switching from a 2 ¾ shells loaded No. 4 shot for those duck over deks to say 3-inch shells loaded with BB or BBB for a pass opportunity on some Canada honkers is now a reality. What was a missed chance or a mad scramble to empty and reload a shotgun with the appropriate ammo is now simply an exercise in trading one box magazine for another.
Each has specific characteristics that may affect the accuracy of loaded ammunition. Reloading methods vary from dumping fired cases into a hopper and letting the machine do all the work: manipulating them back into shape, priming, charging with powder, and finally seating and crimping a bullet into place. Automated reloading processes limit what can be done to monitor consistency which ultimately could affect long range accuracy. (Please keep in mind that I am referring to reloading ammunition and not to what ammunition manufacturers are capable of given their new components and their level of technology.) The automated reloading processes are more suited to small pistol cartridges intended for close range, where tiny differences in manufacturing will have little or no effect on the results. Ammunition for silhouette competitions had to be prepared more akin to ammunition used for long range rifle (bench rest) competitions. Everything that could possibly affect accuracy had to be precisely monitored and painstakingly held to the tightest tolerances. After all, the goal of a bench rest rifle shooter is to place all of his bullets into a single hole at inordinate distances. Even the tiniest differences from cartridge to cartridge may potentially move the point of impact, and in silhouette shooting that would be magnified by the relatively short sight radius which could result in missed targets, in other words
This week’s article over handloading the M1 Garand and producing good accuracy with the rifle means carefully crafted hand loads. You are not likely to produce the best results with foreign surplus loads or even our own generic ammunition. So, when loading the Garand, the first hurdle is getting a firm grasp on the differences between loading for a bolt gun and loading for a self-loader. You must have perfectly sized ammunition and you must load within the pressure limits of the system without battering the rifle.
The first time you go shopping for a handgun, you will probably be confused by an array of models, styles, capabilities and other attributes of a gun. There are, however, certain guns that have a good reputation that has lasted for decades, and it is a good idea to begin your search for your first handgun with those manufactures. One example is the Glock. There are several reasons that this pistol is a good choice for your first handgun. The following are three reasons for this.
and heavy bullets, there were three favorite choices. The first was a Winchester offering, WW296, a ball powder with a good burning rate and characteristics tailored for big revolver cartridges. The shape of the powder granules determines how well they pass through a given powder measure. The ball-shaped powders worked well through most powder measures, eliminating the need to weigh each and every charge, a time consuming step that anyone loading hundreds of rounds of ammunition per week would be glad to give up. Weighing charges could only be eliminated if it was proven that there was no variance from charge to charge, but the prudent loader would still measure one out of each 5 or 10 just to make sure that nothing “moved” out of adjustment