The Definition of Bolt Action
A type of firearm action in which the guns's bolt is operated manually by the opening and closing of the breech (barrel) with a small handle.
As the handle is operated, the bolt is unlocked, the breech is opened, the spent shell casing is withdrawn and ejected,
the firing pin is cocked, and finally a new round/shell (if available) is placed into the breech and the bolt closed.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A small piece of leather or cloth. A patch can refer to the wadding used in loading a muzzle loading firearms or the piece of cloth used to clean a firearm bore.
Fouling of a firearm bore by metal particles from bullets adhering to the metal surface caused by heat or friction.
A type of internal safety that prevents the firing pin from moving forward for any reason unless the trigger is pulled.
A two-barreled, side-by-side, shoulder-fired gun having one
smoothbore shotgun barrel and one rifled barrel.
Usually a telescopic firearm sight.
"V" shaped rear leaf sights mounted to a rifle barrel on a block or on a quarter-rib, sometimes solid standing, sometimes folding,
and often mounted in a row of similar leaves, each of a slightly different height, marked with the range for which each is regulated
The stock is the wooden, polymer, or metal handle of a long gun that extends from the trigger back to where the gun is braced against the shoulder.
An adjustable stock is one that can be easily lengthened or shortened to fit shooters of different sizes.
There are a lot of different competitions and other games which involve firearms. These are all referred to collectively as the shooting sports.
The cut-away, concave portions of the rifling inside the barrel of a firearm discharging a single projectile.In other words, the lower portion of rifling.
An inclined, polished area on a repeating firearm, just behind the chamber, that helps guide a cartridge into the chamber when pushed forward by the closing bolt or slide.
A magnifying tube through which the shooter may see the target and aim the firearm. Scopes contain a reticle, commonly in the shape of a cross, which must be properly centered upon the target for accurate aim.
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.
The process of carving out recesses in wooden stocks with precision, using gouges, chisels and scrapers to accept the steel components of a firearm.
A flashbang holster is a type of holster for women that allows the firearm to sit horizontally tucked under the bra band.
As the gun is pulled straight down, the clamshell opens up and permits the wearer to draw.
It is named a flashbang because the wearer hash to pull up their shirt (flash) to draw the gun out of the holster, then shoot (bang).
These holsters have become very popular with women that conceal carry since the firearms is neatly hidden under the breast line in clothing
and does not require the wearer to stay latched onto a purse or have to deal with the inconviences that come with inside the waist band carry
The part of a revolver that holds cartridges in
separate chambers radially around a central hingepin. The cylinder revolves as
the handgun is cocked, , either to the left or to the right depending on the gun maker's design,
bringing each successive cartridge into position, and
locked into alignment with the barrel for firing.
A round of ammunition that does not fire.
The mechanical sighting system which usually comes with the firearm made of metal with no optics.
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