4 Things to remember when handling a Gun

1. Eye and Ear Protection is your companion

Protective shooting glasses or any forms of hearing protectors are strongly recommended for all shooters. Your hearing can be damaged after exposure to shooting noises and your vision might get harmed by clay target chips, falling shot or twigs so the protection is essential. Wearing shooting glasses can protect you from the rare firearm malfunction or ruptured case, as well as solvents, spring tension parts, or other agents during cleaning and disassembling any gun. It would be a disaster to have those contacting to your eyes.

Before the sake of protection is aimed for others around you, it’s meant for your own safety. Moreover, you will shoot more easily and improve your joy with eyes and hearing protected. A best gun safe 2016 can also ensure your safety


2. Make Sure The Barrel Is free of Obstructions

Before you shoot, check the action to make sure that in the magazine or the chamber, there is no ammunition. The barrel must be clear of obstruction which includes snow, mud, grease left in the bore or excess lubricating oil. Just a small bit of them can cause dangerous pressure which makes the barrel bulge and burst on firing. Not only the shooter but the bystanders might get injury. Do check for obstruction by cleaning the bore before you shoot by using a cleaning rod. If the noise on firing sounds ‘weird’ and weak, there might be possible that projectile or obstruction is lodged in the barrel. Thus you have to cease firing at once and check for obstruction.

Place a or caliber cartridge or smaller gauge in a gun (for example, 20-gauge shell for 12-gauge shotgun) and you will end up dropping the smaller cartridge to the barrel, which can be considered as a bore obstruction. When the cartridge of correct size is fired, it would burst barrel. Such disaster can be avoided easily by an extra attention to every cartridges inserted into the firearm.

3. Do not Modify or Alter Your Gun, as well as having regular Guns Service

Unless you are also an experts in guns and experienced enough to understand complicated mechanism of firearms, you should not ever modify or alter your gun. The original condition of a firearm is so well-designed to properly function that any amateur change or alteration made to it after might lead to danger and void factory warranties.

Some guns are very expensive but can be ruined with a simple action: altering or letting the unqualified persons alter or modify the trigger, safety or other mechanism of your firearm or. You are jeopardizing your safety and others lives with just that!

Regard of gun service, regular check such as periodic inspection or adjustment is required since your guns are also a mechanical device that cannot last forever. The manufacturer will recommend you what needs maintain and servicing


4. Learn the characteristics Of the Firearm

The more you learn about the Mechanical Characteristic of your firearms the safer you get when joining this sport. So better get started with the instruction manual and gun knowledge.

Before the government changes any laws on gun issue, you have to learn to own this dangerous property the best you can.

Famous guns in history in and after World War II

The World War II marked the blossoming of the gun industry. During and after this war, many types of guns (24) have been introduced and become extremely popular not only in the military section but also in the pop culture.

Uzi, 1948

 Uzi, 1948
The Uzi, which was invented in 1948, is a range of submachine guns designed in the late 1940s by Major Uziel Gal. It is first adopted by the Israel Defense Forces in 1954 and generally used two years after that. It was used as both a gun for personal defense as well as a weapon at the frontline. The Uzi was exported worldwide, to nearly 100 countries, and its sold quantity was the biggest among all types of submachine guns.


The AK-47 is the star of the show. It is, without a doubt, the most popular and well-known gun – regardless of types and designs – in the world.
Also known as the Kalashnikov, or the AK, this riffle gun can be semi-automatic or automatic and is. Its name (AK stands for the Russian words: Avtomat Kalashnikova) is taken from its inventor’s: Mikhail Kalashnikov, who served in the Soviet Union military force.
In the last year of World War II (1945), the Soviet Union military force started to develop an assault rifle. After one year, they presented it in 1946 to official military trials. One year more, in 1948, the official version was used in some certain units of the Soviet Union Army. Then the gun was widely accepted in the Soviet Armed Forces and most of the member states of the Soviet Union used it in the Warsaw Pact.
Nearly eight decades have passed since its introduction, the AK-47 – together with its variants – still remain as the most popular assault rifles worldwide because it is reliable despite any harsh conditions. Not to mention that the cost for production of AK-47 is reasonable compared to the current weapons of the Western countries. AK-47 is also easy to use and has been used by armed forces and irregular forces everywhere in the world. The Kalashnikov family occupies one fifth of the firearms used in the world, in which three fourth are AK-47s.

Glock 17

Glock 17


The Glock pistol, also known as Glock “Safe Action” Pistol, is a family of semi-automatic pistols designed and produced in Austria by Glock Ges.m.b.H.. It has been used by the Austrian military force and police since 1982 and has always considered as the top firearm in terms of reliability and safety.
It was then popular used in numerous national military and police forces worldwide as well as in home or personal defense.


The XM25, also known by its full name – XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System or its surname – Punisher and Individual Semiautomatic Air Burst System, is an airburst grenade launcher. It was provided to soldiers during the War in Afghanistan in 2010. Originally, the XM-25 is planned to be used by US national military forces in 2015, but due to some technical and financial problems have postponed the intention to 2017.

Famous guns in history before World War II

Year after year, war after war, among various types of guns that have been invented (24), there are several ones that have not just only served the military purposes but also become so popular in the modern culture.
Below are some of the most famous guns that were invented before the World War II:

Gatling Gun


The Gatling gun, first used in combat by the Union forces in the American Civil War, is one of the most famous early guns with rapid rate of firing. It is also considered the forerunner of modern machine guns. Later on, this gun was also used in the Anglo-Zulu War and the Spanish–American War.
The Gatling gun is operated basing on a firing-reloading sequence. On reaching a certain point, one barrel will fire a shot and then eject the used cartridge, loading a new round – this process allows the barrel to cool down to some extent. By this token, the gun can fire in rapid rates without overheating its barrel.

Colt Peacemaker

The Colt Peacemaker, also known as Colt .45 or SAA Model P is a revolver operating in single-action, having six cartridges. It was chosen as the standard revolver for military service in 1872.
The Colt Peacemaker has been offered in various barrel lengths (around over 30 lengths are recorded). This revolver is extremely popular; therefore its production is renewed twice after discontinued. The design is favored so much that it has influenced a lot of other models later on. Nowadays, the Colt Peacemaker is one of the most demanded items among gun collectors.
The Colt Peacemaker is also known as its surname: “The Gun That Won the West”.

Maxim Gun


The Maxim gun was invented in 1883, and was the gun most associated with the imperial conquest of the Britain.
The gun was used in numerous wars, including colonial warfare, Russo-Japanese War and World War I.

Colt M1911

The M1911 served as the standard sidearm of the United States Armed Forces during the period from 1911 to 1986. It was used in the Philippine–American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Even though the M1911 was officially replaced by the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol in 1986, it remained so popular among gun users that it is still used until the present.

M2 Browning

The M2 Browning, also known as Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine that can be effective against unarmored or lightly armored vehicles. Its production lasts longer than all the other types of machine guns.
It was used in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and even in the War in Afghanistan.

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is a semi-automatic rifle chambered which served as the official rifle of the United States forces in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It was also used by the American allies. Nowadays, its usage is limited to honor guards and military drill teams.

How to hold a handgun

This article is a basic guide on how to use handgun, focusing on gun holding techniques.:
 Hand holding a gun

1. Check the gun to see whether it is loaded

The first thing you do with a gun is to check if it is loaded or not. This is essential, this is vital. When you first buy it, check to see if it is loaded. When you use it for the first time, check this point. Whenever you use it after a long long time stored anywhere, check this point again. When you give it to someone just in some second and receive it back, still, check to see whether it is loaded or not. Always check it, never forget this. Just one time you forget to check this point, you can pay by your life.
If you use a revolver, this is how to check the loading status of the gun: release the cylinder, turn it to the side. Check each and every chamber, they should all be empty.
If you use a semi-automatic pistol: Take the magazine out of the gun. There is a slide on the magazine, pull it back and open the magazine. Look inside; make sure that there is no cartridge in the firing chamber. If there is one, or there are more than one, rack the slide to eject it. During your practice of gun holding, always let the slide in the back position and do not let any of your finger come into contact with it.

2. Pick up the gun

Pick up your gun with care and remember to keep your fingers off of the trigger. To avoid any possible accident, never point your handgun upward. Your handgun should point downward, always downward. And do not ever think of pointing the gun towards anyone. The gun is unloaded; you still should not point it at people. It is just a joke; you still should not point it at people. Just never do it.

3. Put the gun in ready position

Now, to put the gun in ready position, first open your dominant hand and spread your thumb out from your index finger. Using the other hand to hold the gun and put the handle of the gun into the web (the place between your thumb and your index finger) of your hand. Then put your thumb on one side of the handle and curl your middle, ring, pinky fingers around the other side.

4. Make the gun steady

Use your non-dominant hand to steady the gun by placing it under the gun and provide more support for it. When this is done, put your index finger in front of the trigger guard.
Do not let any of your fingers come into contact with the slide or the hammer.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and balance yourself firmly. Straighten your dominant hand’s elbow and your other elbow should have a rather obtuse angle.
If you are to hold the gun with only one hand, make your gun arm and your body to form a 90-degrees, and your dominant foot is faced toward the target. Grip the gun firmly because there is no other hand to support it now.

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