How Much Do Typical Guns Cost? (Rifle, handgun, shotgun)

How Much Do Typical Guns Cost? (Rifle, handgun, shotgun)

Most firearms sold today cost between $400 and $800. Many concealed carry pistols cost around $500. The most popular hunting rifles cost around $700, and the highest-selling shotguns cost around $600. Many AR-15 rifles are sold for around $750. Obviously, purchasers can spend as much as many thousands or as little as only a few…

Caliber to MM Conversion Chart for All Cartridges

Caliber to MM Conversion Chart for All Cartridges

Many shooters are confused because there are two different systems for measuring the bore diameter for a cartridge: (1) the caliber system measuring the diameter of the bore of the barrel in inches, and (2) the same measurement, but in millimeters. This page will explain the problem as clearly as possible. The manufacturers of ammunition…

Long vs Short Action: Chart of Rifle Cartridge Lengths

Long vs Short Action: Chart of Rifle Cartridge Lengths

Rifle actions come in different lengths to accommodate different lengths of bullets. Knowing the action length of a rifle is important to understand what length of bullet you can put in the rifle. In general, cartridges under 2.8″ in overall length are considered short action. Cartridges between 2.8″ and 3.6″ are long action, and cartridges…

10 Best Handgun Manufacturers: What brands are good?

10 Best Handgun Manufacturers: What brands are good?

The shooting public has never had it better when it comes to handgun selection. Here in the United States, we are able to choose from both domestically produced pistols and a wide variety of foreign-made models. This makes for a very competitive market that doesn’t tolerate a second-rate offering. While there are many good companies…

Rifle Recoil Table: Updated for 2022 with all popular cartridges

Rifle Recoil Table: Updated for 2022 with all popular cartridges

I have spent literally hundreds of hours collecting the information in this blog post. I created it because other recoil databases I found online are dated and do not have the depth of research to truly compare cartridges apples-to-apples. For those of you who are new to firearms, let’s discuss the basics of what recoil…