From Gunsopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Like this site?
Anything you could want to know about guns or related subjects (It's like Wikipedia for your boomstick)
- 5,543 pages as of Thursday, April 17, 2014.
If it's about guns, gun rights, gun grabbers or any other related subject, sooner or later it's going to be here. Whether it's sniper rifles, shotguns, WWII arms, ammunition or anything else, we're out there scrounging up anything and everything that we can find. Yes, this is something of an ambitious (some would say impossible) project but we're not quitting until we have it all in one place. Have a look around and see some of what our contributors have put together so far.
Featured Article

Well, this is embarrassing.

We don't seem to have an article of the day for this date. Maybe you could help us out and make or suggest one.
(It's fun! trust us.)

history page missing
Newest articles
Most popular this month
  1. Main Page‏‎ (44,901 views)
  2. Outdoor Survival Guide/Fire‏‎ (4,342 views)
  3. Cooey model 39‏‎ (3,200 views)
  4. Cooey model 60‏‎ (3,034 views)
  5. H. W. Cooey Machine & Arms Company‏‎ (2,878 views)
  6. Sabatti .22LR Sporter‏‎ (2,849 views)
  7. Table of Cooey firearms‏‎ (2,811 views)
  8. Cooey model 82‏‎ (2,135 views)
  9. Cooey model 84‏‎ (2,056 views)
  10. Firearm‏‎ (1,933 views)
Recently updated articles
Food for thought
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
- General Douglas MacArthur
Today's Pic
Not with everyone, it isn't.
Did you know?
  • Tikka (and Sako) are now owned by Beretta.
  • Tikka (and Sako) are now owned by Beretta.
Latest duscussions
Article Of The Moment
Brisance is a measure of the rapidity with which an explosive develops its maximum pressure.

In addition to strength, explosive materials display a second characteristic, which is their shattering effect or brisance (from the French briser, to break), which is distinguished from their total work capacity. This characteristic is of practical importance in determining the effectiveness of an explosion in fragmenting shells, bomb casings, grenades, structures, and the like. A brisant explosive is one in which the maximum pressure is attained so rapidly that a shock wave is formed, and the net effect is to shatter (by shock resonance) the material surrounding or in contact with the supersonic detonation wave created by this explosive. Thus brisance is a measure of the shattering ability of an explosive.

The sand crush test is commonly employed to determine the relative brisance in comparison to TNT. No single test is capable of directly comparing the explosive properties of two or more compounds; it is important to examine the data from several such tests (sand crush, trauzl, and so forth) in order to gauge relative brisance. True values for comparison will require field experiments.

One of the most brisant of the conventional explosives is cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (also known as RDX).[1]


  1. TM 9-1300-214, US Army
  • Initial version taken from now-unavailable U.S. Military public domain resource here

See also

please bear with us while we redesign the main page. Thank you

Personal tools