A trigger that breaks (to release the hammer) easy.
The device that aids the eye in aiming the barrel of a firearm in the proper direction to hit a target.They can be a mechanical, optical, or electronic device. Iron sights or sometimes as open sights, consist of specially-shaped pieces of metal placed at each end of the barrel. The sight closest to the muzzle end of the gun is called the front sight, while the one farthest from the muzzle (and nearest to the shooter) is called the rear sight.
A type of firearm in which the action is closed, with a cartridge in the chamber prior to firing. When the trigger is pressed the cartridge is fired, and the action cycles loading another cartridge into chamber and when firing is stopped the bolt remains closed and the chamber remains loaded.
A cartridge in which the base diameter is the same as the body diameter. The casing will normally have an extraction groove machined around it near the base, creating a "rim" at the base that is the same diameter as the body diameter.
A compartment built into the buttstock of a long gun, usually with a hinged cover, in which are drilled holes deep enough to hold several spare cartridges of the type suitable for use in the specific gun.
The edge on the base of a cartridge case which stops the progress of the case into the chamber.
Italian for "short." Seen as part of a cartridge designation. On some Italian manufactured guns that use .380 ACP, the designated caliber is 9mm Corto (9mm Short), which is also the same as the German 9mm Kurtz
Oregon Firearms Federation. OFF is a Pro-Gun rights group based in Oregon and was founded in 1998.
a non-magnifying gun sight that allows the user to look through a glass optical window and see a cross hair reticle image superimposed at a distance on the field of view. The hologram of the reticle is built into the window and is illuminated by a laser diode.
A handgun-style fully automatic or burst-mode firearm.
A machine pistol is not the same thing as a Submachine Gun
To pull the trigger and release the hammer of a firearm without having a cartridge in the chamber.
Abbreviation for Double Action
An offset of a gun stock to the left, so
that the line of sight aligns comfortably with the left eye while the butt of the stock
rests comfortably on the left shoulder. Almost all left-handed shooters benefit from a
little caston and most custom built guns are made this way. The only question is how
much. The caston of a gun is about right when, with the gun comfortably mounted, the
front bead lines up with the center of the standing breech.
Sometimes also known as cover-up hold. A sight picture of when the center of the target is completely covered by the front sight when the sights are properly aligned.
Also see center hold and six o'clock hold.
A stock offset to the right, for shooting from the right shoulder is said to be
Sometimes also known as cover-up hold. A sight picture of when the center of the target is completely covered by the front sight when the sights are properly aligned. Also see center hold and six o'clock hold.
Synonymous with "handgun." A gun that is generally held in one hand. It may be of the single-shot, multi-barrel, repeating or semi-automatic variety and includes revolvers.
Abbreviation for Light Double Action
Abbreviation for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
A round of ammunition that does not fire.
Abbreviation for Side-By-Side.