If an individual sells a gun to another individual, how would the seller do a background check? Is the NICS database available to private individuals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I'm going to be working as an armed guard and would like your recommendations for firearm and duty gear! [more inside]
posted by kavasa
on Aug 17, 2012 -
I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Aug 19, 2010 -
Where's the best place to legally buy rifles online? Specifically, I am looking to purchase a used .22 rifle.
posted by zzazazz
on May 12, 2010 -
GunFilter: What, if any, are the less-obvious ramifications of getting both a concealed-carry permit (WA state), and an alien firearms license (which is required in this case to get the permit)?
For example, I assume these licenses show up on police computers - might that change the way police interact with you under certain circumstances? Are there other aspects of life where these licenses, or the database entries created by them, might influence situations? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc
on Apr 22, 2010 -
Looking for the best, most comprehensive book on the history and science of firearms, preferably with illustrations, preferably available in the UK. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite
on Feb 21, 2010 -
What kind of service firearms would a female FBI agent carry (main and backup?) from approximately 2000-present.
(If the real answer isn't out there, what would be a reasonable approximation of a gun that would make sense for a story.)
posted by sperose
on Sep 19, 2008 -
PistolFilter. I know there are lots of gun related forums/resources on the web (and am looking at those also), but I'd like to query AskMe about Glocks. Specifically what are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the Glock safety trigger mechanism versus traditional safetys? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan
on Apr 15, 2008 -
How was the Civil War .58 Springfield rifle reloaded? I understand that it was a percussion-cap rifle rather than a flintlock, and that it fired a muzzle-loaded minie ball. But what was the reloading process? What did the ammunition look like? There was no metal cartridge involved? How long did it take to reload and fire one of those things? Thanks, from a firearms n00b!
posted by jackypaper
on Oct 22, 2007 -
Where can one find good statistics on the use of firearms by police officers in the line of duty for the States? [more inside]
posted by NotMyself
on Apr 17, 2007 -
If someone walks into my classroom (filled with students) wielding a gun, what should I do? I have recieved no training or input in this area, and while I cannot imagine it ever happening at my school, if it ever does happen, I'd like to make sure myself and my children see the event through safely.
posted by absalom
on Oct 9, 2006 -
What is the origin of the phrase "to shoot the shit?"
posted by jrb223
on Apr 28, 2006 -
What sort of guns (by model) were issued to United States soldiers in the first world war? Smaller guns in particular.
posted by dagnyscott
on Apr 26, 2005 -
The decision is made, and a Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag pistol I will buy. But, is the longer barrel better? [more inside]
posted by Wulfgar!
on Mar 17, 2005 -