The Definition of Bipod
Sometimes spelled Bi-Pod.
A support device that is similar to a tripod or monopod, but with two legs. On firearms, bipods are commonly used on rifles to provide a forward rest and reduce motion.
The bipod permits the operator to rest the weapon on the ground, a low wall, or other object, reducing operator fatigue and permitting increased accuracy.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The distance travelled by a projectile from the point where it strikes the target to the point where it stops.
Slang word abreviation for Ammunition.
In the Modern Isosceles
the feet are roughly shoulder width apart, with the gun-side foot closer to the target than the off-side foot.
The knees are flexed, and the entire body leans slightly toward the target. The shoulders are closer to the target than the hips, and the hips are more forward than the knees.
The shoulders are rotated forward and the head, rather than being upright, is vultured down behind the sights.
The entire body thus has an aggressively forward appearance, and is poised to move quickly if necessary.
A shotgun, generally stocked to shoot where it is pointed and of relatively light weight because one often carries it a great distance for upland birds,
the consequent recoil not being an important factor because one actually shoots it very little.
The face of the action of a break-open firearm which houses the firing pins and receives the direct recoil of the fired round.
The interval of time between trigger release and the detonation of the primer. Generally, the faster the lock time the better, because this makes it easier to shoot accurately.
A mechanical device that protrudes from the gun when a round is in position ready to be fired, giving a visual and tactile indication that the gun is loaded.
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."
An established place where firearms and ammunition are stored, repaired, or manufactured.
The term is misused by the media to mean more than one firearm or any quantity of ammunition, as in "they found an arsenal."
Abbreviation for Double Action Only. Is a type of firearm in which the firing mechanism cannot be cocked in a single-action stage. Firing always occurs as a double-action sequence where pulling the trigger both cocks and then fires the gun.
A semi-automatic pistol in which the barrel and breechblock are locked together for only a short distance of rearward recoil travel,
at which point the two are uncoupled, the barrel is stopped and the breechblock continues rearward, extracting the spent casing from the chamber.
Upon returning forward, the breechblock chambers a fresh round and forces the barrel back into its forward position.
Most modern recoil operated semi-automatic pistols use short recoil.
A tip for a cleaning rod, a jag, with spirally-radial wires for vigorously scrubbing a gun's bore.
In the rifling of a bore, the uncut portions of the barrel's inner surface left after the rifling grooves have been cut into the metal. In other words, the raised portion of rifling.
A type of internal safety that prevents the firing pin from moving forward for any reason unless the trigger is pulled.
Term used for a firearm that a person uses as their usual daily carry gun.
It is also used to describe a gun that is good for carrying concealed on a regular basis.
Factors for determining an EDC may include caliber, physical size, number of rounds, accuracy and/or other factors.
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.
A malfunction in which the spent case fails to eject from a semi-automatic firearm and blocks the chamber.
As the fresh round is brought forward it cannot enter the chamber. It is cleared by
stripping the magazine from the gun, racking the slide several times to eject the spent case, and then reloading.
The small dished container located on the side or top of a matchlock, wheel-lock or flintlock forearm used to hold the priming powder charge.
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