When using a gun, especially an older one, it's extremely important to make sure you are using the right kind of ammunition.

"Some people come into the shop and they're like, 'Hey man I want to shoot my old 1900's whatever gun and it's a .38. I need a .38 special.' And of course we say, no, it's not a .38 special, it's a .38  Smith and Wesson, or something like that," said Glenn Fleming from Acadiana Gunworks in Scott.

Using the wrong kind of ammunition could have disastrous consequences, Fleming said.

Also discussed on Firearms Friday:

  • Is there a way to check yourself to see if you can clear the ATF background check before you go in to fill out the paperwork? Technically no, but if you're a felon, you won't pass the background check. And if you were convicted of domestic abuse, you won't pass, either. The same thing applies to judge's orders.
  • How effective is a .380 pistol with a hollow point round?
  • What if you already own a gun, but when you purchase a new gun, you're denied? What happens to your old gun?
  • What are the laws of firearms possession in your vehicle?
  • Is Louisiana an open carry state?

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