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Types of Guns

Learn about the different types of guns from Police Officer Keith Charley in this Howcast gun video.


Today we're going to talk about different types of guns on the market today. What I like to do is we like to categorize guns. There are two different kinds. Basically, you have handguns and long guns. Once you have that, you can categorize them into different subcategories. With handguns, for example, you have automatics such as this Desert Eagle here. Automatics, they're magazine fed and they're automatic, which means every time you fire the weapon, the gas propels the slide back and forth, which ejects the old round and automatically puts a new round in. So you don't have to do anything but pull the trigger, pull the trigger, pull the trigger. The gun does all the work.

Revolvers, on the other hand, they have a cylinder. This is a .357 magnum and you can put six bullets in. Put your six bullets in, and now, you have to pull the trigger each time. Every time you pull the trigger, this cylinder will move and put the next bullet in line for you to shoot. Pull the trigger each time, the cylinder moves. It's all done manually. These are very reliable and less likely to jam and give you problems than an automatic, but they also hold less rounds.

When you're talking about long guns, you have rifles and shotguns. You also have what's called sub-machine guns. They're kind of in the middle between pistols and rifles. This is an Uzi 9mm sub-machine gun. It's very small and compact. It shoots 9mm, so it's decently powerful. The stock can be extended for longer, more accurate shooting. It's a very good gun and very fun to shoot.

Shotguns and rifles, you have shotguns. This is a Mossberg 12-gauge Pump Action shotgun. It's very good for certain kinds of hunting and excellent for home defense. This is a pistol grip. I have added a fold-out stock, so from pistol grip, you can make it a full-size shotgun. A little more support, it's a little easier to shoot this way. You also have several, several types of rifles on the market. You have hunting and sniper rifles which are usually bolt action, which you can see behind me.

Also, you have several, several types of assault rifles on the market. There are a few examples behind as well. Those are higher capacity, very powerful and very long-range weapons. This is a basic overview of different types of guns on the market today.

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