First off, I'll note that you can like Wikipedia or no, but you can't deny that millions upon millions of people turn to it for information. So far as firearms go, just for example here's the monthly view-count for some popular firearms: AK-47: nearly 2 million views per month AR-15: 120,000 Glock: 60,000 M16: 30,000 M1 Garand: 30,000 But what about obscure firearms? Heck, "Mossberg Brownie" gets over 1000 hits a month. The "Mauser C96" gets 30,000 per month. Even the "Chamelot Delvigne French 1873" service revolver gets over 1000 views a month. So the issue isn't whether Wikipedia gun articles get read. The fact is: they do. But what can we do to ensure that Wikipedia gun info is accurate, well-referenced, and comprehensive? Enter WikiProject:Firearms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GUNS This is an ongoing project with only a few dozen regular members, which screens, edits, references, photographs, and just generally improves Wikipedia firearms coverage. If you scroll down the project page you'll see some generally agreed guidelines for how to format, what to include, etc. Again, these are all consensus agreements, not binding law. Further still is a "To Do" list of pages that need copyediting, pages that need photographs, and pages that have not yet been created but would be educational for readers. If you're interested in Wikipedia in general, or in sharing firearms knowledge, I suggest you take a look at WP:GUNS and see if there's some way you can help out. I've written a good number of articles just based on info from online books and texts in my library (properly footnoted and attributed). I've also taken digital photos of guns I own, so now they're the entire world's example of what Ruger Speed Six looks like. How can you start? First off, take a look at the page, and especially the checklist. Think of articles that haven't been written yet, or note articles that don't have proper footnotes, or articles missing photos. Do you have a rare gun and a digital camera? Do you have access to some good books that can give a clear citation for a claimed fact on Wikipedia? If you're a little uncomfortable starting out, don't be worried. On every page there's a tab towards the top labeled "Discussion". If you have ideas that you're not quite sure of how to execute, just hit that button and make a suggestion. The main project page is a great place to do that since it gets plenty of traffic, and if you, say, have a .256 Winchester cartidge you can photograph but aren't quite sure of how to add it, someone at WP:GUNS can help you out. In the meantime, I'd also be happy to field any questions here as to how to format info, how to provide footnotes, how to add photos, etc. Just throw out any questions and I'll answer as best I can. With the help of even a handful more of well-educated firearms enthusiasts the Wikipedia gun coverage can be made even more accurate and complete, providing literally millions of people with the best info on firearms and firearm issues.