How Much Does a Shotgun Weigh?

How Much Does a Shotgun Weigh?

So you’re thinking about getting a shotgun? A lot of thought and consideration goes into choosing the perfect firearm. One of the more pressing issues is how much does a shotgun weigh? This post gives real-world shotgun weight examples and factors that influence that number. So, how much does a shotgun weigh? Unloaded shotguns weigh…

Are Shotguns Semi Automatic?

Are Shotguns Semi Automatic?

When it comes to modern shotguns, it can seem like it’s anyone’s guess just by looking at the gun from a distance to know if it is a semi-automatic. Not to mention, it can get kind of confusing when talking about the different firearms being automatic, semi-automatic, or manual. Thankfully, we did all the legwork…

How to Unload a Shotgun

How to Unload a Shotgun

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to unload a shotgun, but have been afraid to take on the task on your own, you’re not alone. Remember: firearms can be deadly if you don’t know what you’re doing! The seemingly overwhelming complexity (it’s not complex, I promise) of the task may make you think twice…

How Does a Shotgun Work?

How Does a Shotgun Work?

Since the advent of the shotgun, the technology has improved immensely. Today, the most popular shotgun type is the semi-automatic shotgun, which fires one round per pull of the trigger. However, they aren’t the only option available: some models have twin hammers that fire both barrels simultaneously. Additionally, the pump action provides a unique firing…

Most Powerful Shotgun

Most Powerful Shotgun

Talk to me, Goose: what’s the most powerful shotgun? If you were to Google the most powerful shotguns, you are going to get a lot of op-eds. When it comes to guns, everyone has their own interests, likes, and needs out of the firearm. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with a more objective and barebones…

Rifle vs Carbine

Rifle vs Carbine

Don’t be embarrassed: many of the hardest gun owners couldn’t tell you the main rifle vs carbine differences. Carbines and rifles are both types of long guns, but there are very important differences between them… Rifle vs carbine, what’s the difference? The difference between a carbine and a rifle is primarily length. Carbines come in…

What is a Shotgun Used For?

What is a Shotgun Used For?

You probably have seen some variant of a shotgun before, no matter if you are a gun enthusiast or not. Don’t believe us? Keanu Reeves’ Neo, from The Matrix films. Bruce Campbell’s Ash in The Evil Dead. Arnold Schwarzenneger in the Terminator franchise. Ving Rhames as Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction. And a shotgun was…

Types of Shotguns

Types of Shotguns

When you hear the word “shotgun” what’s the first image that pops into your mind? For me, it’s a high-action shootout in a Western movie. Have you ever wondered just how many types of shotguns there are and what they’re used for? There are three main types of shotguns:  Break-action Semi-automatic Pump-action Different shotgun types…

Low Recoil 9MM Pistols

Low Recoil 9MM Pistols

When it comes to 9mm pistols, there are a variety of recoil to each gun. You may be wondering: what is recoil? Recoil is the amount of force or ‘kick’ the gun has after firing. If you have ever watched videos of people getting smacked in the face from a gun, recoil is the culprit…

Pistol vs Revolver

Pistol vs Revolver

Quite often, we hear the term “pistol” being used pretty loosely. Usually it’s used in reference to a handgun, which is technically incorrect. Which brings us to the ultimate pistol vs revolver question: are a pistol and a revolver the same thing? Technically, no. While both pistols and revolvers are considered handguns, a revolver fires…