C&G Sporting Goods has been Panama City’s gun and ammo headquarters for over 65 years. We carry long guns, handguns, muzzle loaders, and the largest selection of ammo.
We are a Browning Direct Dealer and also carry all other major lines of quality firearms, including but not limited to: Remington, Ruger, Kimber, Benelli, Colt, Glock, Kel-tec, Taurus and Sig. We have one of the largest selections of new and used handguns, shotguns and rifles in north Florida. As always, our prices can’t be beat!
If you need ammunition for self-defense, target shooting, or to add to your collection, you will find it at C&G. We have one of the largest supplies of guns and ammo you can find. In this time of ammunition shortage, we pride ourselves in keeping quantities in stock for our customers to purchase…If the ammunition is out there, we will have it.
We also buy, sell, and trade guns. Whether you have one gun or a collection of guns you would like to sell or trade, we can help. Our gun experts can help identify and price guns of all quality and calibers.
Here at C&G, we will be happy to receive guns from other dealers or from online purchases if needed by our customer. We will probable be able to help you with ammo and accessories for your new purchase as well! We want to help our customers needs in any way we can. So, if you are having any issues with a gun or ammo purchase, ask us for some help… We have probably heard about it before!
Nobody beats C&G when it comes to gun accessories. We carry magazines for most popular guns, along with bipods, holsters, cleaning equipment, reloading supplies, Caldwell lead sleds, and just about any other gun-related items. And if we don’t have it in stock, we will be happy to get it for you.
Here is a little information regarding “caliber” and “gauge” to help out some beginners:
“Caliber” is the term for size designations for bullets and the inside diameters of the gun barrels which fire the bullets.
“Gauge” is a term for the same purpose in relation to shotgun shells.
Caliber is expressed in units of inches or millimeters (mm).
INCH DESIGNATIONS FOR CALIBER
A caliber expressed like .22, .25, .308, .32, .357, .38, .380, .40, .44, .45, or .50 is an expression of the approximate “OD” (outside diameter), in inches, of the bullet part of the cartridge and of the inside diameter of the barrel. The designation typically has some word(s) or abbreviation associated with it.For example, “.22 short” refers to a .22 caliber cartridge with a short case which holds a light powder load. Others of such .22 caliber bullets include “.22 long, .22 long rifle (LR), and .22WMR (“magnum”). A .22 rifle chambered for .22LR is commonly able to shoot the short, rifle and long-rifle cartridges.
The case of the “magnum” is both longer than the others and has a diameter somewhat greater than the actual projectile diameter, so the magnum cartridges will not fit in a gun chambered for .22LR. Also, magnum bullets have a greater amount of powder behind the projectile creating a faster bullet.
The words “magnum” and “super” in caliber designations always mean more powder in a larger casing creating more velocity than for cartridges without the word. The “.357 magnum” is a caliber for a cartridge that is closely the same as the “.38 special” except for the fact that its case is longer and contains more gun powder. So, because there is more gun powder the bullet travels faster after leaving the barrel.The .38 special is the revolver caliber that has been the standard in police weoponry, as well as civilian protection. It and the .357 magnum are still used in this same manner.
A .357 magnum revolver can shoot .38 special cartridges in addition to the “mag” cartridges. This happens often in practice shooting because the bullets are cheaper and don’t “kick” as hard. A .38 cannot shoot a .357, however.
A cartridge with a very slightly smaller outside diameter than the .38 special is the .380 auto for automatic and semiautomatic handguns. The .380 cartridge case is shorter than that of the .38 special and holds less powder, so the cartridge does not produce as much energy as the .38 special.
Some of the inch calibers mentioned earlier generally refer only to cartridges for automatic or semiautomatic handguns. For example, the .25 and .380 are common calibers for such handguns but not for revolvers. Others calibers are common only for revolvers (like .38 special and .44 magnum). For some, however, there are cartridges for both types of guns. An example is “.45 Colt” for revolver and “.45 ACP” for automatic and semiautomatic.
There are also numerous rifle calibers that are identified with usually a two digit decimal number followed by a dash or a slash with another number. Examples: .22-250 Remington, .30-.30 Winchester, .25/06 Remington and .30-06. The meanings of these second numbers are not consistent…. For the “30-aught-six,” the 06 refers to the year of invention, 1906.
METRIC DESIGNATIONS FOR CALIBER
Handgun calibers are commonly identified as something like “9mm Luger” or 10mm. These both are cartridges for automatic and semiautomatic handguns.
Numbers like “7.62x33mm” are metric designations for rifle calibers. This one is a caliber equivalent to the “.30 caliber carbine” cartridge. The 7.62 is the diameter of the bullet in millimeters. The “33mm” is the length of the cartridge case.
SHOTGUN AND SHOT SHELL GAUGE DESIGNATIONS
One shotgun guage, the “.410,” is a decimal inch designation for inside barrel diameter (i.e., the “bore”). Other guage designations are different. There are 10 guage, 12 guage, 16 guage and 20 guage. The larger the number, the smaller the barrel inside diameter. The numbers are the numbers of spherical lead balls–of diameters equal to the inside diameter of the gun–that are required to total up to a pound of lead. The greater the barrel inside diameter, the fewer balls are required to make the pound.
This should clear up a lot of confusion for most folks that know little about firearms.
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