Friday, April 22, 2016

Everyman's Evening Eyeful



All the best,
Glenn B

Who Would Have Thunk It - A Helpful Guide From ATF (BATFE)

It is not often that firearms owners think of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives as being helpful to gun owners, they often can be whether they meant to be or not. I have found them helpful when requesting information about C&R firearms and how to obtain a C&R license. Truth be told though, we should not ever be required to obtain such a license for any reason and thus ATF can be seen as a hindrance to our rights and liberties. After all, what are regulations but restrictions of liberties and rights. All that aside, the ATF does sometimes provide the firearms enthusiast with some helpful information. For example, they have a decent illustrated PDF publication that should be very helpful to someone not particularly familiar with firearms nomenclature.

It is not as complete on the subject as it could, or probably should, be and even contains at least one mistake (or somewhat less than fully accurate description of a part as it showed a magazine floor plate and indexed it as a magazine) that I caught at first glance but nonetheless, I think it should be helpful to inexperienced and experienced shooters alike who are seeking knowledge of firearms related terminology. See it here:

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/firearms-imporation-verification-guidebook-terminology-nomenclaturepdf/download

All the best,
Glenn B
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