Journalists Guide to Firearm Identification

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I made a couple of additions and one alteration to Joe’s Journalists Guide to Firearm Identification.

Guides like this should be regularly updated with the latest terminology. When they are not updated you get journalists writing nonsense, like we saw yesterday on The Firearm Blog.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Al Al on Oct 18, 2010

    Any pictures of firearms in UK papers just has the caption "Deadly" or "Evil" usually...

  • Will Will on Sep 02, 2011

    Great guide, reminds me of the ufo/swamp gas chart.

    Minor nitpick though, journalists without fail always refer to the AK as a Kalashnikov. Not that this is innacurate, but it's only journalists who adhere to this strange convention.