Shotguns

Overview


Shotguns have a long, rich history in the United States. They were used by both Union and Confederate cavalrymen during the Civil War, and helped defend the Alamo during the Mexican-American War. Soldiers during WWI preferred shotguns for trench warfare, and many heroes of the Wild West were rarely seen without their double-barrels. Today, shotguns are used by target sports enthusiasts, law enforcement, and armed forces. Discover the fascinating history of the shotgun in this wide-ranging new book. Shotguns ...
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Overview


Shotguns have a long, rich history in the United States. They were used by both Union and Confederate cavalrymen during the Civil War, and helped defend the Alamo during the Mexican-American War. Soldiers during WWI preferred shotguns for trench warfare, and many heroes of the Wild West were rarely seen without their double-barrels. Today, shotguns are used by target sports enthusiasts, law enforcement, and armed forces. Discover the fascinating history of the shotgun in this wide-ranging new book. Shotguns explores the exciting history and development of the shotgun with engaging text and more than 200 full-color photographs of guns, including iconic models by Winchester. Best used for hitting smaller targets at closer range, shotguns became the weapon of choice for soldiers, hunters, and sportsmen. Learn about key innovations, including double-barrels, interchangeable chokes, and subguage inserts. Learn about different shotgun mechanisms, including breech-loading, double-barrel, pump-action, bolt-action, semi-automatic, and fully automatic weapons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607100942
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 848,319
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 15.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Supica is the director of the National Rifle Association's National Firearms Museum, and is the founder and former president of Old Town Station, Ltd. He is the coauthor of Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, and his column "Ask the Gun Guy" appears monthly in Shotgun News. He has also served on the board of directors for the National Rifle Association and is the former president of both the Smith & Wesson Collectors Association and the Missouri Valley Arms Collectors Association. Philip Schreier is a senior curator of the National Firearms Museum, where he has worked for the past twenty years. He is a frequent contributor to numerous television series, including Tales of the Gun, Cowboys, and Modern Marvels. He serves as a field editor for American Rifleman.
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