Abbreviation for 'Back Up Gun'
The Definition of BUG
Abbreviation for 'Back Up Gun'
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Front sight hood. A hollow cylinder fitted to a rifle's front sight ramp, both to protect the delicate front sight bead from impact, and to shade it from oblique sunlight which could have the effect of altering the sight's apparent position.
Hearing protection that fits inside the ear canal.
Abbreviation for Accidental Discharge
A shooting sport that simulates the use of a small arm in its intended role either as a tool for hunting or personal defense. True practical shooting limits the small arms, ammunition, and accessories used to those items that would actually be used in the role simulated.
The wearing away of a barrel's metal surface by a bullet or shot charge or by the heat of powder gases.
A firearm configuration where the magazine and action are behind the trigger.
A bullet or shot in flight after discharge from a firearm.
The abbreviation for Automatic Colt Pistol. It is commonly used to designate specific calibers, particularly those which were originally designed by John Moses Browning for the Colt Firearms Company which are a type of rimless pistol cartridge designed mainly for use in semi-automatic pistols. The most common ACP calibers are .25 ACP, .32 ACP, .380 ACP and .45 ACP.
The departure of a bullet or shot charge from the normal line of flight. This can be caused by wind or the unbalanced spinning of the bullet.
A two-barreled, side-by-side, shoulder-fired gun having one smoothbore shotgun barrel and one rifled barrel.
That part of the stock on a rifle or shotgun into which the barrel fits.
A mounting point on a small arm that allows a bayonet or other accessory to be attached.
Abbreviation for feet per second. A term used in expressing the velocity of a bullet.
A process that increases the diameter of a workpiece by compressing its length.
A secure storage place for ammunition or explosives.
On a firearm, it is the container, either fixed to a firearms's frame or detachable, which holds cartridges waiting to be fed into the gun's chamber.
On a revolver, a spring activated device housed in the bottom of the frame beneath the cylinder that engages alignment notches in the cylinder. It stops the cylinder's rotation and holds it in place each time a chamber in the cylinder is in alignment with the barrel.
The common part of a handgun to which the action, barrel and grip are connected.
A short stock, often ideally sized for teenagers, average-sized adult women, and small-statured adult males.
A Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license in the United States that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has been a legal requirement within the United States since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
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