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    1. Semi Automatic Handguns

      A favorite among many, the autoloading pistol combines maximum round capacity with quick reloading. With a caliber range to please most anyone, this sidearm is difficult to argue against.
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    2. Revolvers

      The reputation of the revolver, or wheelgun, is well deserved. With ease and reliability as its middle name, there is no wonder why this popular choice has withstood the test of time.
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      Latest: Black Powder Revolvers 64MarcoV, Feb 8, 2017
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    3. Rifles

      Sacrificing portability comes with great benefits, as the long gun has far more accuracy and power. Used for sport, defense and hunting - these weapons get the job done in a big way.
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    4. Shotguns

      Whether defense, close combat or sport, the shotgun is effective. It fires super-sized bullets called slugs and “shot” - a serious mass of smaller pellets.
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      Latest: "Punt Gun" SeanC, Jan 2, 2017
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    5. Additional Gun Talk and Lounge

      The firearm industry has blown up and there is too much out there to give everything its own section. This catch-all is for anything without a better spot.
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      Latest: Useful Pinterest site On An Island, Aug 13, 2017
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    6. Accessories

      With every gun comes the need to accessorize. From holsters to belts and safes to carrying bags, there are several things to think about with your new purchase.
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      Latest: Another new holster olbriar, Jul 16, 2017
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    7. Ammunition and Caliber Talk

      Ammo comes in more shapes, sizes, loads and brands then most people will ever know. As such.. comes choice. Your strength, desire and purpose can all play into what's best for your needs.
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    1. Cleaning and Maintenance

      The maintenance for most guns is generally no more than keeping it clean and oiled to manufacturer specifications. But that's not always the case and when it is, it's not always so simple.
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    2. Gunsmithing and Repair

      Sometimes required.. sometimes desired, gunsmithing and armorers are two very important parts of the firearm industry. From repairing a gun to engraving a slide, it all has to be done!
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      Latest: New sights on my Glock 20. Sayrah, Nov 11, 2016
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    3. Reloading / Handloading / Bulletcasting

      There are several benefits provided by making your own ammunition, like cost, availability, and performance. Perhaps not least of all – relaxation time.
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    4. DIY Projects

      When it comes to firearms DIY projects can be a lot of fun. Plinking structures, bullet catchers, and rough ballistic/caliber comparisons for example.
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      Latest: An awesome AR15! Phases, Nov 11, 2015
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    1. Open and Concealed Carry

      Responsible carry is one of the best things about gun ownership. You inevitably feel nearly as secure as you do in your home, and the publics safety increases.
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    2. Firearm Related Classes and Training

      Training classes are a part of many firearm owners lives.. and it's not just about getting a permit. Safety, accuracy, and developing instinct is key!
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    3. Home Safety Plan and Defense

      Analyze your home, identify likely entry points and plan accordingly. It may never happen, but your families safety is the most important part of gun ownership.
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      Latest: My Plan Phases, Jan 26, 2014
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    4. Politics and Law, Current News

      It's an ever changing world out there and our rights seem to continually fluctuate. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse – but always debatable.
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      Latest: Life is Precious... On An Island, Jul 5, 2017
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    1. Range Talk

      The city dwellers go-to for getting some practice in. Usually membership based or rentable, they provide some basic rules, and often times targets and ammo.
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      Latest: Range reports olbriar, Jul 30, 2017
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    2. Plinking

      Plinking is a popular part of gun ownership. Often in free, open space with no rules, shooters hone their skills using whatever they can find as targets.
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    3. Hunting

      Whether for sport or necessity.. hunting is a big part of our firearm ecosystem. Choosing the right gun and learning how to stalk your game is all part of it.
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      Latest: Spring Turkey Success! Sayrah, Apr 23, 2014
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    4. Competitions

      Quite the hobby to have - competitions are fun, challenging, and rewarding. So is sharing your experiences and offering advice to those new to this arena!
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      Latest: Instant 3 Gun Rifle SeanC, Dec 16, 2016
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    1. Front Page Articles

      Firearm news and tidbits from around the web, as well as other noteworthy write-ups provided by our forum members. Want to suggest something? Contact us!
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    2. Resources Discussion

      These threads are automatically made by the system when new content is added to the Resources section.
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      Latest: Beginner's Guide to Ammo EarlyMon, Dec 17, 2013
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    1. New Member Introductions

      Introduce yourself to the Ballistically Speaking community. Feel free to share as little or much about yourself as you like, either way we're glad to have you!
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      Latest: How do you root an AR-15? On An Island, Jul 31, 2016
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    2. Anything Goes Lounge

      Ballistically Speaking's off topic lounge. Anything goes!
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    3. Feedback and Suggestions

      Offer feedback and suggestions for the improvement of the site, or ask questions to clarify your understanding of the site, its content, or usage.
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      Latest: [Resolved] Site performance Phases, May 20, 2016
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    4. Announcements, Etc

      Ballistically Speaking announcements and messages to members will be posted in this section.
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