The Definition of Action
The working mechanism of a firearm involved with presenting the cartridge for firing, and in removing the spent casing and introducing a fresh cartridge.
For example some of the most common types of Actions are single, double, bolt, lever and pump.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
There are a lot of different competitions and other games which involve firearms. These are all referred to collectively as the shooting sports.
Contrary to some people's belief, AR does NOT stand for Assault Rifle. The designation AR stands for the original designing company ArmaLite.
An AR is a firearm platform originally designed by ArmaLite and built by Colt,
an AR is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle with a rotating lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation.
It has been produced in many different versions, including numerous semi-automatic and selective fire variants.
It is manufactured with extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials.
Types of ARs include AR-15, AR-10 and AR-7.
The term referring to the action of manually drawing the hammer back against its spring until it becomes latched against the sear,
or sometimes the trigger itself, arming the hammer to be released by a subsequent pull of the trigger. Some external hammers, and all internal hammers,
may be cocked simply by pulling the trigger
A sub-field of ballistics, is the study of the behavior of a projectile when it hits its target.
A box of ammunition roughly equal in size and weight to a brick. Most often used to describe a 500-round container of .22 Long Rifle ammunition.
A type of firearms magazine that is cylindrical in shape, similar to a drum.
Probably the most recognizable drum magazine is the magazine for a Thompson carbine rifle, also known as the Tommy Gun.
A semi-automatic firearm malfunction in which the extractor fails to move the empty case out of the way as the slide travels back. A failure to extract often causes double-feed malfunction.
A gun, typically artillery, with four barrels, such as the ZPU
A musket shortened for cavalry use.
The hinged cover over the opening through which cartridges are inserted into the magazine.
Co-Witness Sighting is the use of any iron sight mounted onto a rifle that is fitted with an optical sight as a primary sighting system.
They come in two basic configurations, fixed or flip-up. The idea is that if you align your red dot and your iron
sights you have a backup aiming system on the gun.
A firing mode enabling the shooter to fire a predetermined number of rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
A felt, paper, cardboard or plastic disk that is used in a shotshell. Also in muzzle loading, a piece of cloth used to seal the bullet in the barrel. It's purpose and function is the same as a shotgun wad.
The farthest distance that a target of a given size can be hit without holding over or under with the sights.
The exact range is determined by the performance of the cartridge used, the ZERO range, and the accepted size of the target area.
This term is not to be confused with point blank shooting.
a type of fighting in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range,
potentially to the point of hand-to-hand combat or fighting with hand weapons such as swords or knives.