By using retail surveys, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®) estimates records were surpassed when nearly 14 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in the two years of 2020 and 2021, when a total of about 40 million firearms were sold. Gallup research suggests 44% of US adults—114 million people—report living in a gun household.
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With so many first-time gun owners needing to learn the basics of responsible firearm ownership, Winchester®—the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world—has created “Introduction to Ammunition-Ammo 101” easy-to-understand infographics illustrating the ammunition categories of
- centerfire, and
- ammunition construction,
- calibers, and
- common usage
Click each image below to enlarge it on your screen. Also, click here to download the pdf document of the following images.
[ Read the SemperVerus article, Checklist: Matters to Consider When Deciding on a Handgun which includes links to web articles that are glossaries of gun terms ]
Winchester also has a section for new shooters on its website that provides more ammunition tips and advice for first-time gun owners.
The more than 150-year-old Winchester brand is committed to safe, legal, and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the NSSF on programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.
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