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What gauge is a .410 shotgun?
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When sighting in a rifle, there are two zeros?
What are the four variables to a bullet wound?
There are viable alternatives to “Concealed Carry”?
What military rifle was derisively referred to as a “Matty Mattel”?
How far does a sniper bullet drop at 1½ miles?
The intent of the military “Battlesight Zero” is not to necessarily hit dead center on the target?
Pepper spray was proven effective repelling Zimbabwe free ranging elephants?
How many bullets were kept in the old cowboy’s six shooter?
The current U.S./NATO 9mm pistol round, lost to the .45 ACP, in the U.S. Government’s 1906 pistol testing?
How many rounds does it currently take, to neutralize one enemy combatant?
What are some of the Media Misnomers about firearms?

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This book is conveniently divided into distinct chapters, allowing you to garner essential information on a topic without having to read through the entire book.

Part I
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Intended as a quick and easy initial reference, this book can familiarize you with the fundamentals of firearms, offering the specific information needed to safely learn how to shoot a pistol and other firearms.

Part I can also be used as an initial stage for formal training of a beginner's introduction to firearms (such as a two to four hour familiarization course). Training can include both classroom and range or field exercises. This book is NOT a tactical or defensive course. To gain proper knowledge and experience in this discipline, seek qualified one-on-one training.

Part II
An introduction to Concealed Carry, the things you need to consider if you plan to carry a firearm.

Part III
This section provides a more detailed purview, expanding into rifles, shotguns, sighting methods and much, much more.

A comprehensive reference filled with nearly 600 interesting and useful terms! Packed with relevant and sometimes little known information, you'll want to keep this Glossary close at hand, as an easy-to-use source for answers to most common shooting questions.

Quick Reference Guide can be found on the very last page.