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19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Sometimes also known as a
slide release or
On a semi-autmatic gun, the lever or catch that holds the slide open (after the last round is fired or when racking an empty gun).
Typically they are located on the left side of the frame about mide barrel. Some of the newer semi-automatic pistols have an
internal slide lock. Even though on pistols with an external slide catch, you can push down on the lever to release the slide,
it should never be used in such a manner. The proper way to release the slide is to rack the slide.
The rear end of the barrel into which the cartridge is inserted
A chemical phosphate process developed during the second world war to provide an economical, durable and non-reflective surface finish to military firearms.
More commonly known as WRF, it is a family of rimfire cartridges designed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company
A floppy, limp wrist while shooting.
A line, either imaginary or marked, from which people shoot their firearms down range.
A term used in artillery to indicate a projectile impact beyond the designated target.
Assault Rifles and Assault Weapons do not exist. The terms Assault Rifle and Assault Weapon are made up terms by the anti-gun lobby to describe
black rifles with forward grips that you might see in the movies like an AR-15 or an AK-47.
Assault Rifles do not exist because a gun cannot assault anything, they are machines that need to be operated by a person.
A groove or indention around the circumference of a bullet. Its purpose is to permit the cartridge casing to be
crimped tightly against the bullet shank to hold it firmly to the casing. A groove or indention around the
circumference of a bullet. Its purpose is to permit the cartridge casing to be crimped tightly against the
bullet shank to hold it firmly to the casing.
A device on a firearm which, when operated, results in the hammer or striker being cocked or moved to the ready position.
A process of filling gaps between the action and the stock of a rifle with an epoxy based material.
An artillery piece used to fire shells over short ranges at very high trajectories.
An air gun that shoots a skirted pellet.
Also called black powder, gunpowder is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. It burns rapidly,
producing a volume of hot gas made up of carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen, and a solid residue of potassium sulfide.
Because of its burning properties and the amount of heat and gas volume that it generates, gunpowder has been widely used as a propellant
in firearms and as a pyrotechnic composition in fireworks. The term gunpowder also refers broadly to any propellant powder.
Modern firearms do not use the traditional gunpowder (black powder) described here, but instead use smokeless powder.
A safety lever or button found on the outer surfaces of the firearm and is accessible to the user. Enabling the external safety should prevent accidental pulling of the trigger. However, the best safety is always you.
A long gun stock that may be doubled over for conveniently compact storage.
The entire process of moving the trigger from its forward-most position to its rearward-most position, causing the hammer to fall and the shot to fire.