Ammunition Names and Terms Explained

Ammunition Names and Terms Explained

What’s going on with the names of ammunition? What is up with these numbers like .223 or 7.62? Why does this ammunition have Remington in the name when it’s made by Federal? What is the deal with shotguns being measured in gages? What’s the difference in all of these names?

All will be revealed! (OK, not all, but a lot will be explained)

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.380 ACP
.38 Special
.40 S&W
.40 S&W
.44 Magnum
.45 ACP
.45 GAP
.45 Colt
.45-70 Govt
.50 AE
.50 BMG
10mm Auto
Shotgun Shell Comparison
S&W Model 29
Tom Selleck photo by Alan Light
Keanu Reeves (cropped) photo by Gordon Correll

-Screenshots from the following Wikipedia Pages


  1. RadiationNeon on November 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for the guide!

  2. Jarrett Morgan on November 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Nice video 🙂