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At Hinterland Outfitters, we live and breathe firearms. If you’re looking to buy firearms online to use during your next hunting trip, your upcoming competition circuit, or simply for self defense or target shooting, the Hinterland gun store is your one-stop shop for firearms specials. Short range or long range, no matter the occasion, we carry the brands to fit your firearm needs including Glock, Browning, Winchester, Mossberg, and many more! Shop everything from semi-automatic handguns, revolvers, over/under shotguns, lever-action rifles, AR-15s, precision rifles and custom 1911s.. Don’t forget we also stock ammo, optics, and gear to maximize your shooting experience. Read More...


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Hinterland Outfitters knows firearms. Our online gun store’s extensive selection of all major brands of handguns, shotguns, and rifles for sale is second to none. Whether you’re an experienced gun owner, a collector, or a beginner interested in purchasing your first firearm, here’s some useful information to help you make the right decisions to buy guns online.

We carry firearms for hunting, personal protection, concealed carry, competitive shooting, firearm collecting, target shooting and much more from all major brands of firearms for sale on the market today, such as:

  • Remington
  • Browning
  • Berretta
  • Colt
  • Ruger
  • Sig Sauer
  • Winchester
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Springfield Armory
  • Walther
  • Daniel Defense
  • Heckler & Koch
  • CZ-USA
  • Armalite
  • DPMS
  • Sako
  • Wilson Combat
  • Weatherby
  • Mossberg
  • Savage Arms
  • FN Herstal
  • Taurus
  • And many more

A Short History of Firearms

Firearms originated in China around 1250 A.D. Known as “fire lances”, these handheld bamboo or metal tubes were charged with gunpowder, which when ignited, propelled scrap metal, ceramic shards, small darts, or even pebbles. 
The earliest known firearm was uncovered at the site of a late 13th century major battle in China. It had a bronze barrel slightly less than 7 inches, a one-inch diameter bore, and a 2.6-inch gunpowder chamber. The gun was just under 14 inches long, and weighed approximately 8 pounds without its wooden handle, which had long since deteriorated. 

By the mid-14th century, firearms were being used throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. During the 19th and 20th centuries, breech loading became the standard method for reloading most firearms, which is still true today. During this same period, magazines holding multiple rounds and automatic and semi-automatic firing mechanisms became widely used. These innovations gave a soldier the means of firing more rounds in a couple of minutes than earlier, primitive weapons were capable of firing throughout an entire battle.

Firearms have evolved dramatically over the years, from crude 13th century Chinese weapons to today’s precision-made handguns and long guns. Despite the technological advances, however, the basic operating principles behind all firearms for sale available via Hinterland Outfitters’ online gun store are the same today as their centuries-old predecessors.

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Anatomy of a Firearm

Since their infancy, firearms have been used offensively, defensively, and tactically by the military and law enforcement. Civilians use firearms for hunting, competitive shooting, target shooting, concealed carry personal protection and home defense.
The two basic firearm categories are long guns and handguns. Long guns include rifles, shotguns and hand-held tactical firearms. Handgun types are single-shots, revolvers and autoloaders. There are several subcategories of both long guns and handguns, each of which we’ll briefly cover here.

Firearm Parts

Whether long guns or handguns, virtually all firearms contain six basic components:

  • Breech: The rear portion of the firearm’s barrel where ammunition is loaded into the chamber
  • Chamber: The part of the barrel or revolver cylinder where ammunition is inserted
  • Trigger: The mechanism that releases the hammer
  • Hammer: The portion of the firing mechanism that hits the firing pin, which in turn strikes the cartridge’s primer, igniting the propellant and launching the projectile.
  • Barrel: The cylindrical metal tube through which the projectile travels after the propellant in the cartridge is ignited
  • Muzzle: The end of the barrel where the projectile exits

Depending upon the type or model, other firearm parts may include wooden, fiberglass, Kevlar or carbon fiber long gun stocks, handgun grips, firearm sights, permanent or detachable magazines and receivers & chassis systems for adding or changing tactical firearms accessories, such as barrels, optics and magazines.

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As firearms have evolved over time, so has the ammunition. The early round projectiles launched from black powder muzzleloaders have been replaced by self-contained shotshells, precision-engineered bullets and smokeless gunpowder. Called cartridges or shells, shotgun ammunition casings are made from paper or plastic. The cartridges have a metallic base with an embedded primer that ignites the gunpowder, which launches multiple small projectiles within the casing called “shot.” A few exceptions are special use shotgun shells that fire only a single projectile, including lead rifled slugs used for hunting large game, signal flares and non-lethal beanbag or rubber bullets used for crowd control.

Shotgun ammunition comes in sizes, referred to as gauges, that match the bore diameter of the gun in which it will be used. Shotgun gauges are expressed in terms of the number of lead balls of equal diameter needed to make exactly one pound. As an example, the internal bore of a 12-gauge shotgun would be the diameter of a lead sphere weighing 1/12th of a pound. An exception is the .410 bore shotgun, which is actually a caliber rather than a gauge.

Shot comes in various sizes for different applications. Although there are a few rare exceptions on either end of the scale, the most commonly used pellet sizes range from tiny #9 1/2 .075 inch Birdshot used for bird hunting and clay shooting to #000 “Triple Ought” .36 inch Buckshot for hunting deer and other large game.

Rifle and handgun calibers are also based upon the bore size of the firearm and the projectile it fires, which is called a bullet. Calibers are measured in either millimeters or hundredths or thousandths of an inch, and with very few exceptions range from .17 (4mm) caliber to .50 (12.7mm) caliber.

The two types of rifle and handgun ammunition are rimfire and centerfire, which refers to the location of the cartridge’s primer. Rimfire primers are embedded in the circular edge of the cartridge’s base, which when struck by the firearm’s hammer ignites the propellant that launches the bullet. Centerfire ammunition primers are embedded in the middle of the cartridge’s base. Using a reloading tool, centerfire ammunition casings can be reloaded after removing and replacing the spent primer. Rimfire casings cannot be reloaded, since the rim is permanently deformed when struck by the hammer.

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Handgun calibers range from the relatively small .22 Long Rifle to the massive .500 S&W Magnum. The five basic handgun types are semi-automatics, revolvers, single-shots, derringers and lever actions.
Learn more about handguns on our handguns page.

Semi-Automatic Pistol

A “pistol” is a type of handgun that loads rounds into the barrel through a removable or fixed magazine. Magazines are typically located in the grip of the handgun and come as a single stack or double stack design. Some people get semi-auto and automatic confused and think they mean the same thing. The term “automatic” means that the firearm will repeatedly fire when you pull the trigger until you release it or run out of ammunition.

The definition of a “semi-automatic” is that every time the shooter pulls the trigger, the firearm fires once, then reloads itself and resets the trigger. The trigger must be pulled every time in order for the pistol to fire. Pulling back and releasing the slide mechanism of a semi-automatic pistol opens the breech, cocks the hammer and chambers the first round. After the first shot is fired, the energy released by the expended round cycles the action, ejects the empty casing and chambers the next live round each time the trigger is pulled until the removable spring-fed magazine within the grip is empty.

Handguns are classified by their actions. These include single action, double/single action, double action only and striker-fired. No action is better than the other and it often comes down to the application you will be using the firearm for, model/type of firearm and personal preference.

  • Single Action Pistols (SAO): The single action pistol is one of the most revered and oldest action types in the shooting world. Like the single action revolver, the firearm’s hammer must be pulled back every time the pistol is fired. As the pistol is fired the slide is force backwards and then back forward, pushing the hammer back down and keeping it cocked. When the hammer is at rest, the pistol will not fire until the hammer is manually cocked. The famous 1911 model is the most prevalent and popular semi-automatic single action pistol on the market.
  • Double Action/Single Action (DA/SA): The double/single action pistol is the most prevalent among semi-automatic handguns. Pulling the trigger accomplishes two tasks: First, the double action mode draws the hammer back and then releases it, striking the priming compound and firing the pistol. From there, the hammer stays cocked and in a single action mode. Double action mode will have a much heavier trigger pull and a single action will have a nice light, crisp pull. Single action modes make for a much more accurate and precise trigger pull.
  • Double Action Only (DAO): Operationally, the double action only pistol functions similarly to the double/single action semi-automatic. The principle difference is that the hammer does not stay cocked. As the slide moves forward, the hammer follows the slide to its “rest” position against the slide. The double action only pistol will have the same consistent longer trigger pull every time the trigger is pulled. Many shooters find the predictability of the exact same trigger pull, for every shot in the magazine, to be easier to learn than the traditional “long pull/short pull” in a double/single action. Many law enforcement and people looking for a personal defense pistol like the double action handgun because they’re no external safeties or different trigger pulls that can distract a shooter in a high stress situation.
  • Striker Fired (SF): The striker fired action is essentially a double action only pistol action but doesn’t rely on a falling hammer to drive the pin into the primer. A striker fired handgun draws back the firing pin (under spring tension) and releases it to drive forward to strike the primer. The feel of the trigger is very consistent through the whole stroke. Striker fired pistols are also extremely popular with law enforcement and people looking for a personal protection firearm. Glock, Springfield Armory, CZ-USA, Sig and H&K all make excellent striker fired handguns.

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The revolver was invented by Samuel Colt in the mid 1800’s. Revolvers have rotating cylinders with multiple chambers for holding ammunition. A single-action revolver is cocked by pulling the hammer back, which causes the cylinder to rotate, aligning the next loaded chamber with the barrel. A single-action revolver can then be fired by pulling the trigger. A double-action revolver can be cocked and fired in the same manner, or optionally with just a single, steady pull of the trigger that cocks and releases the hammer, firing the round in one smooth motion. Both single and double-action revolvers are available in three cylinder types:

  • Fixed Cylinders: Cartridges are loaded one at a time through a loading gate in the frame at the rear of the cylinder. Fired casings are removed individually through the open loading gate by pressing the ejector rod beneath the barrel rearward. Most single-action revolvers have fixed cylinders.
  • Top Break Cylinders: Hinged at the bottom front of the frame, releasing the thumb latch and pushing the muzzle downward raises the cylinder, exposing the chambers for reloading. Most top break revolvers have ejector rods that simultaneously push all empty casings out of the cylinder when the barrel pivots downward. Because of their two-part construction, high pressure or magnum rounds are unsafe to use in top break revolvers. Classic examples of top break revolvers are the British Webly and Enfield military service pistols.
  • Swing Out Cylinders: Pushing the cylinder release latch on the left side of the frame causes the cylinder to swing out, exposing the chambers. Pressing the extractor rod beneath the barrel simultaneously pushes all fired rounds out of the cylinder, which can then be reloaded with fresh ammunition, making the pistol ready to fire when the cylinder is closed and latched. Most of today’s revolvers have swing out cylinders.

Single Shot Pistol

Just as the name implies, a single shot pistol holds only one round, and must be manually reloaded after each shot. Since single shot pistols are top breaking, pressing the release latch causes the muzzle to rotate downward on its hinge, which ejects the spent cartridge. After inserting a fresh round, lifting the muzzle upward locks the action in place and the pistol is ready to fire. Single shot pistols are popular among target shooters and handgun hunters.


Derringers are short-barreled, easily concealable pocket pistols capable of holding one or more rounds. Notoriously inaccurate for hitting targets beyond a few feet, derringers are primarily used for self-defense.
The derringer was named after its inventor Henry Deringer, but gained an extra R when Remington started manufacturing the pistol at the turn of the century. Over the years, interest has resurrected with the derringer with the popularity of cowboy shooting competitions and enthusiasts wanting to add the historic firearm to their collections. Companies such as Bond Arms and Cobra Pistols have led the way in manufacturing high quality, reliable derringers and are very popular among consumers. Derringers’ most common calibers include the .45 Colt, 22 Mag, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, and .45 ACP, with some models being capable of shooting the .410 shotgun shell.

Lever Action

Lever action pistols, which were introduced in the 19th century, are basically short barreled, lever action repeating rifles with cut-down stocks that can be carried in a holster and fired using one or both hands. Although somewhat uncommon today, lever action pistols are available in calibers from .22 Long Rifle to .44 Magnum.

Most lever action firearms will come as a rifle, but lever action pistols are getting more popular being used as a ranch gun or guide gun. Lever action pistols look like miniature rifles which make them easy to carry in the field, on horseback or on an ATV. They typically have a barrel length of 10-12 inches, feature open sights and have large loop levers. The Henry Mare’s Leg and Rossi Ranch Hand are two very popular models.

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Shotguns are long guns with one or two barrels that fire multiple projectiles called “shot” from paper or plastic-cased cartridges. When discharged, shotguns have an impact field, or “pattern,” that spreads the pellets over a wide area. Shot patterns are affected by both barrel length and interchangeable choke tubes that loosen or tighten the shot’s pattern. In civilian life, shotguns are used for hunting small game, competitive clay shooting and home defense.

Shotgun bore sizes range from the large 10-gauge, which are sometimes used for hunting geese and other high-flying waterfowl, to the much smaller 28-gauge used primarily for hunting upland game and clay target shooting. By far the most popular gauges are 12s, 16s and 20s, all of which are used for hunting, clay target shooting and personal defense. 12-gauge shotguns are also used by the military and SWAT teams for tactical operations and riot control.

Hinterland Outfitters offers all major brand shotguns for sale in 10, 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauges and .410 bore. We make it easy to shop online for Shotguns by Manufacturers or Shotguns by Gauges.

The various shotgun action types are semi-automatic, pump action, break action, bolt action and lever action.

Learn more about shotguns on our shotguns page.

Semi-Automatic Shotguns

Semi-automatic shotguns, which are sometimes called autoloaders, use the energy released by a discharged cartridge to extract and eject the empty round and chamber a new shell each time the trigger is pulled until the magazine is empty. Semi-automatic shotguns function in one of two ways: “gas operation” or “inertia operation.”

Gas Operation: Shotguns trap some of the escaping gases from the shot column, leaving the barrel to work the action (extract/eject the shell, move the bolt, place a round from the magazine on the carrier, lift the shell to the returning bolt and load it into the chamber). Most gas-operated shotguns have a regulation system, and more expensive models feature a self-regulating gas system. Modern day semi-automatic shotguns are mostly gas operated.

Inertia Operation: Shotguns use the force of the recoil (or inertia) to cycle the action. Since they do not rely on gas to operate the action, virtually all shells will cycle without any modification. Inertia operated shotguns are typically more expensive than gas operated ones.
Because some of the energy released when an autoloader is fired is absorbed by the recycling process, the recoil of semi-automatic shotguns is less than that of other action types. They are, however, somewhat less dependable than other shotguns, since autoloaders are sensitive to the quality and type of ammunition used, and must be thoroughly cleaned after each use to help keep them from jamming. Semi-automatic shotgun uses include waterfowl and upland game hunting, clay target shooting and home defense. Hinterland Outfitters carries a huge inventory of semi-automatic shotguns, including the Beretta A400, Remington 1100, Browning Maxus and Mossberg 590A1.

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Pump Action Shotguns

Pump action shotguns, sometimes called slide-actions, are the most popular shotgun type sold today. Cartridges are loaded into a tube magazine beneath the barrel through a metal flap in front of the trigger guard. When the tube is full, a final round is inserted into the breech through the ejection port on the gun’s right side. Sliding the fore end forward seats, the cartridge in the chamber and closes the port, making it ready to fire.  After firing, pulling the fore end back ejects the spent cartridge, cocks the firing mechanism, and a fresh round is spring-fed into the breech from the magazine. Sliding the fore end forward chambers the new round, closes the breech and the shotgun is once again ready to fire.

Pump action shotguns are relatively inexpensive, highly reliable and simply constructed, making them less apt to jam and easy to disassemble for cleaning. Remington 870, Mossberg 500 and Winchester SXP are among the many makes and models of pump shotguns we carry.

Over/Under Shotguns

Over/under shotguns have two fixed barrels stacked one on top of the other. They are the most popular break action shotgun type, which is a category that also includes single shot and double-barreled side-by-side shotguns. 
Break actions are the simplest and safest of all shotgun types. Over/unders, as with all break action guns, are opened by pushing the release lever located at the rear of the receiver, which causes the barrels to rotate downward on the hinged mechanism.

Once the breech is open, cartridges are manually inserted into the chambers of both barrels. Lifting the forend cocks the hammer and closes the breech, leaving the gun ready to fire after the safety mechanism is disengaged. Reloading an over/under after firing begins by reopening the breech, ejecting the spent rounds, replacing them with live cartridges and closing the breech. Double barreled side-by-side shotguns and single shot shotguns are loaded and reloaded in the same manner.

A double-barreled shotgun enables a shooter to quickly fire a second shot without dismounting the gun or removing his or her hands from the forend or stock grip. Over/under shotguns are favored by competition clay shooters, as well as many waterfowl and upland game hunters. Both double barreled and side-by-side shotguns range in price from a few hundred dollars for a basic field grade model to several thousands of dollars for handmade, engraved skeet, trap or sporting clay shotguns.

Some popular models from Hinterland Outfitters’ inventory of break action shotguns include the Browning Citori and Beretta 686 Over/Unders and the Winchester 101 Pigeon Grade Side by Side.

Lever Action Shotgun

One of the earliest but less common shotgun types still in use today is the Lever action shotgun. Similar to a lever action rifle, manually lowering the lever ejects the empty round, cocks the hammer and allows a round to be spring-fed from the magazine into the breech. Raising the lever and returning it to its original position chambers the round, and the gun is ready to fire.

Bolt Action Shotguns

Bolt action shotguns became popular following World War II as a “one size fits all” shotgun. Lifting the bolt handle up and pulling it to the rear ejects the spent cartridge, cocks the hammer and strips a new round from the magazine and into the breech. Pushing the bolt forward and pulling it downward chambers the round and locks the bolt to complete the cycle. Although still in use, bolt action shotguns are increasingly being replaced by autoloaders, pumps and double-barrels.

Whether you’re interested in a semi-automatic, pump action, over/under, side by side, lever action or bolt action shotgun, Hinterland Outfitters has these firearms for sale at competitive prices.


Rifles are shoulder-mounted firearms that can hit long-distance targets with a single projectile. The term “rifle” comes from the spiral grooves machine-cut into the barrel’s interior called rifling. Rifling causes the bullet to spin as it leaves the muzzle, which improves its range, stability and accuracy.

Rifles can trace their lineage back over 500 years to the first brass and iron tube “hand cannons” that were produced in Europe. Beretta, one of the oldest manufacturers, has been making firearms since 1526. Rifles come in all shapes and sizes with numerous variations, types and calibers. No matter the type, all rifles include an action, chassis or stock, barrel, trigger, magazine and muzzle. The five basic rifle types are semi-automatics, bolt actions, single shots, pump actions and lower receivers.

Learn more about rifles on our rifles page.

Semi-Automatic Rifles

Semi-automatic rifles, as with autoloading shotguns and handguns, use energy released when a cartridge is fired to push back the bolt, cock the trigger, remove the spent casing and chamber a fresh round each time the trigger is pulled. Autoloaders, although slightly less accurate than bolt action rifles, have less recoil than other action types, since some of the energy released when a round is fired is absorbed by the recycling process.

Semi-automatic rifles are used for hunting, tactical target shooting and home defense, as well as police and military uses. Autoloaders, however, need to be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned after each use to prevent jamming, which, because of the time lost between shots, can be a concern in defensive situations or when hunting.

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AR-15 Rifle

The most popular semi-automatic rifle and general firearm on the market is the Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR), which many know as the AR-15 (.223/5.56) and AR-10 (.308/7.62). The AR was first issued by the U.S. Army late in 1964 as the M-16 and served longer than any other weapon as our standard infantry rifle. It was a game changer and a truly radical firearm with its modular design, soft recoil, reliable parts and construction and its small bore high velocity cartridges it used.

Despite military success, the AR was slow to gain popularity with civilian shooters, but around the turn of the 21st century, people started to take note of the unique firearm and its capabilities. The civilian version would be called the AR-15, and has seen many advancements overs the years in accuracy, functionality and reliability. The AR-15 is now used for many different applications and shooters, including law enforcement, hunters, competitive shooters, personal protection and target shooters.

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AK-47 Rifle

Developed in 1947 by Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 has a rich history expanding over seven decades. The AK-47 model and variations remains the most popular and widely used semi-automatic rifle in the world being manufactured in many different countries and has seen service worldwide by armed forces and irregular forces across the globe. Known for its reliability under harsh conditions, low production cost and effective stopping power, there is an estimated 500 million AK-47s that have been produced since its infancy.

Like the AR-15, the AK-47 semi-automatic rifle is tremendously popular with the civilian market used by target shooters, collectors and competitive shooters.

Hinterland Outfitters carries a huge selection of popular brand semi-automatic rifles for sale, including, Barrett, Browning, Bushmaster, Century Arms, Colt, Falkor Defense, H&K, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Sig Sauer and lots more. 

Bolt Action Rifles

The bolt-action rifle was the mainstay of most of the world’s armies from the turn of the 20th century until World War II. The bolt action dates back to the beginning of the cartridge era.

Because of their interlocking lug bolt-to-chamber construction, bolt action rifles provide a stable firing platform, making them the most accurate of all rifle action types. Many hunters, professional target shooters and military and police agency snipers prefer them to other action types.

A bolt action repeating rifle’s firing cycle is a four-step process consisting of:

  • Lifting the bolt handle upward
  • Pulling the bolt back, which cocks the hammer, ejects the spent cartridge and makes room for a fresh round to be spring-fed into the breech from either a tube or box magazine
  • Sliding the bolt forward to chamber the live round
  • Pushing the bolt downward interlocks the bolt with the chamber, making the rifle ready to fire once the safety mechanism is disengaged.

Single shot bolt action rifles are the simplest and safest of all action types, and are an excellent choice for training entry-level shooters. The procedure for loading or reloading a single shot bolt action rifle is the same as a repeater, but because there is no magazine, a new round must be manually inserted into the chamber after each shot. Reloading a single shot can be slow and cumbersome, since unlike other action types, a shooter must dismount the rifle and take his or her eyes off the target to chamber a new round between shots.

Short Action vs. Long Action Bolt Action Rifles

Long action and short action describe the type of cartridges that the bolt action rifle is designed to shoot. Many cartridges serve as a basis for other cartridges to be made from their brass, modifying different parts of the cartridge (neck width, overall length, etc.). Cartridges based off a longer bullet such as a 30-06 or 300 Win Mag are considered “long action” because the bolt on the rifle must be pulled back farther in order to eject the shell and clear the chamber. Cartridges based off a smaller bullet such as .223 Win or .308 Win would be considered a “short action” because the bolt on the rifle has a shorter distance to travel in order to eject the round.

Lever Action Rifles

The first lever action was develop back in 1860 by Tyler Henry, and was later improved by Oliver Winchester when he purchased the rights to develop and perfect the model in 1866, which would come to be known as the “1866 Winchester”.
A lever action rifle utilizes a fixed tubular magazine that is slung under the barrel (to hold rounds) and a lever mechanism to load the rounds into the chamber. As the shooter moves the lever down, a “lifter” opens the magazine, permitting a single cartridge to enter. At this point, the rifle’s bolt is drawn to the rear and the hammer is cocked. If a round is in the chamber, the “extractor” pulls the round or spent brass from the chamber and throws it clear of the firearm. Pulling back the lever to closed position then repeats the cycle.

Popular lever action manufacturers include Winchester, Marlin, Rossi, Henry, Taylors and many more.

Pump Action Rifles

Pump action rifles, sometimes referred to as slide actions, are reliable and simple to operate. Pumps hold multiple rounds in either tube magazines located beneath the barrel or within the stock, or in fixed or removable box magazines.

Sliding the forearm to the rear after firing a shot extracts the empty casing, cocks the trigger and allows a new round to be spring-fed from the magazine. Pushing the forearm forward closes the breech and seats the cartridge in the chamber. The recycling procedure is the same for pump action rifles with either box or tubular magazines. Popular with shooters since they were first introduced in the 19th century, pump action rifles continue to be used today by hunters, varmint shooters and recreational "plinkers.”

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Lower Receiver

The lower receiver (LR) is that portion of an AR-15 and other tactical rifles that houses the following components, which are needed for the firearm to operate properly:

  • Fire Control Group: The trigger, disconnector, firing pin and hammer assembly
  • Selector Switch: Shifts the firearm between “safe” and “fire” positions
  • Bolt Catch: Stops the bolt from traveling when the magazine is empty
  • Magazine Release: Releases or locks the magazine in place
  • Magazine Well: The portion of the lower receiver where a magazine is inserted
  • Takedown Pins: Enables the user to remove the upper receiver for maintenance or repair, or to replace it with a receiver that supports different calibers
  • Handgrips: Just as it sounds, this is where the forward hand is placed when firing
  • Lower Receiver Extension: Also called a buffer assembly, this is a tube that houses the recoil spring and buffer, and where the stock is attached to the frame

Lower receivers are typically offered in two different variations: stripped lower receivers and complete lower receivers. Lower receivers are typically made from aluminum and manufactured in 3 different ways, which include forged receivers, billet receivers and cast receivers. Even known lower receivers do not include some of the major components that make up a rifle—they’re still serialized and considered a firearm, and require the same standard FBI background check.

Stripped Lower Receivers: These are lowers that come with no components, such as the fire control group, bolt catch, butt stock, selector switches, handgrips, etc. A stripped lower is only the aluminum or steel housing that holds the components. These receivers allow you to customize and choose what components you want to add to the lower, and are great for someone wanting to build an AR-15 rifle from the ground up.

Complete Lower Receivers: These are lowers that include all the major components, such as the trigger group, selector switches, butt stock, handgrip, etc. Complete lowers can immediately be married to a upper receiver, and you would have a complete rifle without further modification or add-ons. These are great receivers for people who are wanting to plug in and play, and not worry about adding the intricate parts to the receiver.
Hinterland Outfitters’ online gun store carries a full selection of lower receivers, upper receivers, barrels and conversion kits for customizing tactical rifles.

Hunting Firearms

Handguns, rifles and shotguns can all be used for hunting.

Hunting Handguns

Hunting handguns are typically used for varmint hunting and medium sized game. Popular handgun calibers used for hunting include the 10mm, .44 Magnum, .460 S&W, .454 Casull, and .500 S&W, just to name a few. Hunting handguns are typically single shots or revolvers because of their capability of being able to accept and fire the larger magnum handgun calibers.

Hunting handguns typically have longer barrels for improved accuracy, and feature grooved mounts on the receiver for telescopic sights. Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Taurus are just a few manufacturers whose hunting handguns are available at Hinterland Outfitters’ online gun store. Some hunting handguns come in a smaller package, which are designed and used for protection against bears and other dangerous game when hiking, fishing or hunting in the backcountry.

Hunting Shotguns

Next to the bolt action rifle, hunting shotguns are the most popular type of hunting firearm. Hunting shotguns are available in gauges 10 through 28 and .410 caliber. Larger gauges, such as 10 or 12 gauges, are generally used for hunting waterfowl, wild turkey or large game. Although 16 and 20 gauges can also be used for hunting duck and deer, they are better suited for small game, such as rabbits or squirrels, and upland game, including pheasant, quail and grouse. 28-gauge and .410 bore shotguns can also be used for hunting small game and upland birds.

Autoloading shotguns (semi-automatics) typically are the most popular with hunters, but pump action, over/unders and side by sides are also prevalent. Hunting shotguns come in all shapes, sizes, stock types, barrel lengths and finishes.

Hunting Rifles

Hunting rifles, as with hunting shotguns, depend upon the intended game. Small caliber .22s are fine for rabbits, squirrels and small varmints, while larger caliber rifles, such as 30-’06 or .270 Winchester, are needed to humanely bring down deer, elk or the large game. The most popular and traditional type of hunting platform is the bolt action rifle.

Bolt action rifles are simplistic, accurate, have a limited ammo capacity and are capable of accepting rifle scopes which are a necessity for most types of hunting. Hunting rifles come with many different types of barrels and lengths which usually range between 22 to 26 inches in length. They usually come in two different types of stock, which include some grade of wood (usually walnut) or in a synthetic (composite). The stock type, trigger, action, barrel type and grade can have a huge effect on the overall performance, quality and price of a hunting rifle.

Some popular bolt action hunting rifles include the Browning X-Bolt, Weatherby Accumark, Winchester Model 70, Remington 700 and many more.

Over the last couple of years, the AR-15/AR-10 have become increasingly popular hunting platforms with their recent improvements in accuracy, reliability and assortment of new (larger) calibers being offered with them. Popular AR-15 hunting rifle brands include Falkor Defense, Nemo Arms, POF, Daniel Defense, LWRC and many more.

Among the brand name hunting rifles we carry in assortment of calibers are Browning, Remington, Savage, Mossberg, Weatherby and more.

Whether it’s a pistol, shotgun or rifle, you’ll find a full selection of hunting guns for sale at Hinterland Outfitter’s online gun store.

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Tactical Firearms

Tactical handguns, shotguns and rifles are a category of versatile yet rugged firearms that are readily adaptable to different situations, conditions and settings.

Tactical Handguns

Tactical handguns are autoloaders and revolvers carried and used by law enforcement agencies, SWAT and military personnel worldwide for both offensive and defensive purposes. Tactical handguns are also used by civilians for home defense. Tactical handguns come on all shapes and sizes. The polymer frame, double action only or striker fired handgun is a very popular handgun for tactical applications. They’re simplistic, reliable, accurate and have less moving parts making them easier to maintain and use.

The most popular tactical handgun calibers include the 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Other prevalent features of the tactical handgun include night sights, accessory rails for lights and lasers, external decockers and modular handgrips.

Available in a large selection of calibers, tactical handguns include the Glock 17 9mm with a 17-round magazine, Beretta 92 FS 9mm with a 15-round capacity and the Sig Sauer P320 .45 ACP which holds 10 rounds. Other popular models include the HK VP9, Springfield XDM, CZ USA 75B and many others.

Tactical Shotguns

Tactical shotguns are pump action or autoloading (Semi-auto) and are typically 12- or 20-gauge firearms with 18- to 20-inch barrels that can hold up to eight rounds. Tactical shotgun stocks are typically synthetic (composite) and often feature a pistol grip or adjustable butt stock. Most will come with extended magazine tubes designed to hold as many rounds as possible. Tactical shotguns are somewhat modular with many different types of accessories being offered for them, such as tactical lights, lasers, ghost ring sights, saddle shot shell holders, heat shields and many more.

Pump action shotguns are typically more reliable, less picky with the type of shotgun shells you can use, simplistic and cheaper to purchase. Semi-auto tactical shotguns are more lethal, and can put more lead down range at a faster pace. They usually have less felt recoil but some models are picky on what type of ammunition they will feed and are more expensive than pump actions.

Some favorites are the Remington 870, Remington 1100, Winchester SXP Defender and Mossberg 500, all of which are available online through Hinterland Outfitters.

Tactical Rifles

Tactical rifles are used by the military, law enforcement and SWAT teams. Civilian uses include hunting, target shooting, home defense and survival situations.

The majority of tactical rifles are semi-auto, are rugged, reliable and rigid platforms that can support a heavy work load. Tactical rifles are modular in design with many accessories, including telescopic sights, night vision optics and bipods being available for them. Semi-automatic AR-15s and AK-47s, both of which come in a variety of calibers and configurations, are among Hinterland Outfitters’ most popular guns for sale online.

The Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) is currently the most popular firearm on the market with millions being sold every year. It’s fften called the” Barbie Doll for Men,” because it allows for endless customization, assortment of accessories, upgrades and personalization.

Tactical rifles may also include long range precision/sniper rifles which shoot large calibers such as the 6.5 Creedmoor, .338 Lapua, and the.50 BMG, and are capable of engaging targets over 1,600 meters away. Such popular precision/sniper brands include Accuracy International, Barrett, McMillian, Surgeon, Cadex Defense, Christensen Arms and many more.

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Concealable Personal Protection Firearms

Concealed carry is more popular than ever with more than 16 million people in the US holding CHL permits, and continues to grow every year. Concealed firearms are hidden from view on one’s person. In most states, it is illegal to carry a concealed firearm, except for law enforcement personnel or individuals who have been issued a valid carry permit.

Concealed Carry Handguns

Concealed carry handguns are small, lightweight, short-barreled pistols that can easily be hidden in a pocket, purse or holster covered by a shirt or jacket. Subcompact revolvers or autoloaders with 2 to 3-inch barrels are easy to conceal, but are inaccurate for hitting anything beyond a few feet. Compact handguns typically have 3 to 4-inch barrels, which improves the accuracy, but makes them heavier and somewhat more difficult to conceal.

Among the most popular subcompact handguns are the Smith & Wesson Shield, Ruger LCP, Springfield XD’s, Walther PPK, Glock 26 and Sig Sauer P238. Best-selling compact pistols include the Sig 226, Glock 19 and CZ275.the most popular calibers for both compact and subcompact calibers are .38 ACP, 9mm and .38 Special. Check out our extensive selections of handguns for sale online.

Concealed Carry Shotguns

Concealed carry shotguns usually handgun revolvers capable of shooting the small 410 shotgun shell. These include the Taurus Defender, which is a five-shot revolver that has a 2-inch barrel and weighs less than two pounds. The Defender is less than 8 inches long, and is capable of firing both .45 ACP cartridges and .410 bore shotgun shells. The Smith & Wesson Governor is a similar but slightly longer revolver that will also fire .45 ACP rounds and .410 bore shotgun cartridges.

Concealed Carry Rifles

Concealed carry rifles are short-barreled firearms with collapsible stocks that can, with some difficulty, be hidden under a suit coat or jacket. Used primarily by law enforcement and for protecting dignitaries and public figures. Large format pistols, which are miniature versions of the AR-15 and classified as pistols, typically have barrels between 8-12 inches, no stocks (just a buffer tube or brace) and are easily concealable in a back pack or under a car seat.

Competition and Sporting Firearms

Competitive handgun, shotgun and rifle shooting continue to grow in popularity, and include competitions sanctioned by the International Olympics Committee (IOC). the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPCA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). The IPSC, primarily a “pistol sport,” is the most popular and recognized of all competition sports, and is enjoyed worldwide in countries around the world. Joining a competitive shooting sport reinforces good shooting habits. Going to matches also puts you in touch with other people that enjoy the same hobbies as you, and can also help instruct and teach you the fundamentals of shooting.

One of the fastest growing shooting sports is the 3-gun competition, which consists of courses where the competitor shoots a rifle, pistol and shotgun at different stages, distances and firing positions. The shooter scoring the most hits in the least time is the winner.

Competition Handguns

Competition handguns can be autoloaders, revolvers or single shot pistols, and, depending upon the event, range in caliber from.22 LR to .45 ACP. Handguns designed for target shooting typically full-size variants and have longer and heavier barrels than standard pistols. Examples of handguns designed specifically for competitive target shooting include the.22 Ruger Mark III and .45 ACP Colt Gold Cup. 3- gun competition handguns are designed for pure speed and accuracy with many models being manufactured strictly for the sport. Popular 3-gun models include the CZ 75 Shadow SP-01 Target and EAA Tanfoglio.

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Competition Shotguns

Most shotgun sports mimic hunting or strive to improve the participant’s hunting skills. This makes shotgun sports extremely popular with hunters and non-hunters who enjoy the challenge of hitting fast-moving aerial clay targets. The three most popular shotgun sports are trap, skeet and sporting clays. These sports have been popular since the early 1700s and an Olympic sport since 1968.
Competition shotguns are used for the following clay target shooting events:

  • Trap: Trap is one of the oldest shotgun sports and can be traced back to the 1700s. In the early days, it was known as a sport for gentlemen. Instead of using clay targets, they would use real birds as targets. Trap shooting consist of targets that are launched from a single station away from the shooter, who shoots five shots from five stations. Trap gun barrels are usually 30 inches or longer in length. Most trap shooters prefer 12-gauge shotguns.
  • Skeet: Skeet is an exciting sport that epitomizes hand-eye coordination. The game was developed in the mid 1920s as a fun way to practice “wing shooting.” Skeet shooting consist of targets that are are launched from a High House and Low House to simulate birds in flight. The shooter fires 25 cartridges from eight stations. Skeet gun barrels are generally 26 to 28 inches long. 12-, 20- and 28-gauge shotguns are used to shoot skeet.
  • Sporting Clays: Sometimes called “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays are shot on a course of up to 15 stations on natural terrain to simulate hunting upland game. most popular. Just as a golfer must avoid obstacles such as sand traps and water hazards, sporting clay shooters must be mindful of trees blocking their shots. Clay can be thrown in all sorts of directions, making it challenging for the shooter to adapt on the fly.

Shooters use all kinds of different types of shotguns for sport and competitions with the autoloader and break action being the most popular. The over/under is by far the most prevalent and favorite type of shotgun used by professionals and enthusiasts participating in these sporting events. Over/under shotguns typically come with walnut stocks, barrel selectors, shell ejectors, choke tubes, and engraved receivers, and have barrel lengths between 26 to 32 inches. Most target shooters typically like to use the more powerful 12 gauge shell, but the 20 gauge and 410 bore are also popular.

Popular sporting shotguns include the Browning Citori 725, CZ Redhead, Beretta 686, Winchester 101 and Remington 1100 Competition.

Competition Rifle

Competition rifle events range from firing small caliber firearms at close-range fixed targets to medium and long-range multi-station competitions using bolt- action and semi-automatic Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) based upon the Colt AR-15 design. Bolt action rifles are the most common type of rifle used for competition because of their accuracy and capability of being able to shoot an assortment of different calibers. Most competition bolt action rifles will be larger with full size chassis and long heavy barrels ranging from 22-30 inches in length. Rifle competition types include the biathlon, benchrest shooting, precision rifle competitions, 3- gun, F-Class, high power rifle and many more.

Guns for Sale via Hinterland Outfitters

Whether it’s a handgun, shotgun or rifle that interests you, Hinterland Outfitters makes it simple to buy guns online. Our extensive inventory of guns for sale includes all major brand handguns and long guns, including Remington Arms, Sig Sauer, Glock, Winchester, Beretta and more. Hinterland Outfitters is the place to go see a full selection of firearms, optics, ammunition and accessories. Contact us by phone at 877-446-8370 or email at sales@hinterlandputfitters.com, where one of our knowledgeable and experienced team members will be happy to provide more information on any product that interests you or answer any questions that you may have.

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