Is a rifle a type of gun?
Most modern long guns are either rifles or shotguns. Both are the successors of the musket, diverging from their parent weapon in distinct ways. A rifle is so named for the spiral fluting (rifling) machined into the inner surface of its barrel, which imparts a self-stabilizing spin to the single bullets it fires.
What is the difference between a shotgun and a rifle?
The speed at which a rifle shoots a bullet is much faster than a shotgun. This is because a rifle shoots only one pellet, which is small. While a rifle comes with a single projectile, a shotgun has multiple projectile features. When rifles are useful for a long range, shotguns help in short range.
What is considered a rifle?
A weapon made from a rifle is a rifle type weapon that has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length.