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The magazine is a storage device designed to hold cartridges prior to insertion into the firing chamber. It is important to know what type of magazine your gun has to ensure you properly load and unload prior to usage, storage or cleaning. The location of the magazine will vary depending upon the action, model, and make of the gun. Various types of magazines exist but the two most common are:  box magazines and tubular magazines. Here is a cutout of a box magazine for the Glock handgun: This is an example of a 'double-stacked' magazine due to the cartridges being...

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If you are considering buying your first firearm the first question you should ask is: "What is the purpose for this firearm?" If you can answer this question you will be able to narrow your choices. For example, if your first purchase is for conceal carry your obvious choice will be a handgun. If you're only going to be hunting with your first firearm a bolt-action rifle is appropriate. However, if the firearm will be used for home defense then your option will be more diverse. A handgun will certainly be a viable choice for home defense, as will a...

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The two broadest category of firearms are long guns, such as rifles or shotguns, and pistols. In order to be a competent gun owner you should know the basic types of guns and the function of each gun. You don't have to be a gunsmith to be a responsible gun owner but knowing how things works can help alleviate many headaches in the future. Plus, you don't want to look like a dumbass when it comes to your firearms. Here are some diagrams and pictures with words so you don't look like a dumbass.    

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In addition to safe gun handling skills and knowledge everyone must know, storage and safe keeping of firearms is another crucial aspect of gun ownership. There are too many accidents that could have been prevented if responsible owners stored their firearms safely and securely. This is often overlooked but it can lead to dire consequences. To avoid needless injury or death every responsible gun owner must secure their firearm against unauthorized persons. There are many safe storage options available to choose from. 1) Trigger and Cable Locks New guns from the manufacturer come with some type of lock. 2) Plastic...

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