The Definition of Ammunition
The "packaged" components that are needed in order to fire in a case or shell holding a primer,
(which produces the spark) a charge of propellant (gunpowder) and a projectile (bullets, slug or pellets.)
Sometimes called "fixed ammunition" to differentiate from the individual components placed separately in muzzleloaders.
A single unit of ammunition in modern firearms is called a cartridge. The units of measure for quantity of ammunition is rounds.
There are hundreds of sizes of ammunition, examples include .223 Remington, 9mm Luger, 30.06, .308 Winchester,
.300 Winchester Magnum, and .50 Browning Machine Gun (BMG). The ammunition used must match the firearm.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The second article in the United States Bill of Rights which states,
"A well regulated militia being necessary for a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Abbreviation for Double Action/Single Action. A type of firearm that is designed to operate in double action on the first shot, and in single action on the second and subsequent shots.
The locking lugs on a break-action firearm that extend from the bottom of the barrels under the chamber(s) and connect into the receiver bottom.
A type of expanding bullet with a concavity in its nose to increase expansion on penetration of a solid target.
Some hollow-point's are also designed to fragment as they expand. They are least likely to
over-penetrate the target and harm an innocent bystander. Commonly used for self-defense.
A needle like metal part of a modern firearm that gives a vigorous strike to the primer initiating the firing of the cartridge.
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
It is an act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement that became law in 1994.
Of the sections of the bill, it included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
This occurs in telescopic sights when the primary image of the objective lens does not coincide with the reticle.Telescopic sights often have parallax adjustments to minimize this effect.
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 firearm is said to be "zeroed in" when its sights have been adjusted so that the bullet will hit the center of the target
when the sights are properly aligned upon the center of the target. The farthest distance from a firearm at which the bullet's path and the point of aim coincide.
This term is also used to mean the process of insuring that the sights of a firearm are properly aligned so that where they
indicate the bullet will strike is in fact where it strikes.
The wearing away of a barrel's metal surface by a bullet or shot charge or by the heat of powder gases.
A firearm with a coil-spring-actuated firing pin, or with its hammer enclosed inside the action body; i.e.. no externally visible hammer.
A strong spring which activates the striker or hammer of a firearm.