Writer’s Guide & Glossary

The Writer's Guide to Firearms and Ammunition

The “Writer’s Guide to Firearms and Ammunition” provides plain-language reference material about firearms and ammunition, firearms laws, common inaccuracies, a glossary of terms, programs of NSSF and helpful websites.

Writers and their readers prize accuracy and fairness. To help ensure these qualities are part of your firearms-related stories, NSSF, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, has developed the “Writer’s Guide to Firearms and Ammunition.”

In our experience working with members of the media, we believe the majority make a good effort to report accurately on our issues. Despite having good reporting skills, however, many writers lack knowledge of and experience with firearms and the shooting sports, and that sometimes is reflected in their stories. This booklet can help.