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Pinning Down Firing-Pin Types

It would seem that the mechanism that makes your gun go bang should be simple to understand and evaluate. But the various types of firing pins cause a lot of confusion among gun buyers. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

The Way It Was

Believe it or not, no one flinched later when I dragged a rifle down the sidewalks of West Hartford, flushed with pride at my latest find. When I view that journey through the prism of today's politically correct mindset, its amazing that no one seemed concerned about a child carrying a rifle and bayonet...