A firearm loaded through the breech.
The Definition of Breechloader
A firearm loaded through the breech.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Abbreviation for feet per second. A term used in expressing the velocity of a bullet.
A round of ammunition that does not fire.
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.
A type of ammunition that utilizes a projectile or projectiles that contain a compound in its base that burns during its flight to provide a visual reference of the projectile's trajectory.
An early form of muzzle-loading revolver wherein, instead of the current practice of having one barrel mated to a multi-chambered rotating cylinder, multiple joined barrels revolve together around a central axis.
A small metal explosive-filled cup which is placed over the nipple of a percussion firearm. As the cap is struck by the hammer, it explodes and sends a flame through the flashhole in the nipple to the main powder charge.
Damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome.
Any piece that projects from a firearm for the purpose of attaching something to it. For example barrel lugs are used to attach a break-action shotgun barrel to the action itself. If the firearm is a revolver, the term may also refer to a protrusion under the barrel that adds weight, thereby stabilizing the gun during aiming, mitigating recoil, and reducing muzzle flip. A full lug extends all the way to the muzzle, while a half lug extends only partially down the barrel. On a swing-out-cylinder revolver, the lug is slotted to accommodate the ejector rod.
A short stock, often ideally sized for teenagers, average-sized adult women, and small-statured adult males.
Abbreviation for Winchester Centerfire.
A middle position for an external hammer that effectively provides a safety function. With a firearm with non-rebounding hammers, when on half-cock, the firing pin will not rest on the firing-pin.
A complete cartridge of several obsolete types and of today's rimfire and center-fire versions
Abbreviation for Open Tip Match.
A military person designated as a special marksman who is used to shoot designated targets of opportunity at long range.
The farthest distance that a target of a given size can be hit without holding over or under with the sights. The exact range is determined by the performance of the cartridge used, the ZERO range, and the accepted size of the target area. This term is not to be confused with point blank shooting.
Another term for Magazine Safety
An offset of a gun stock to the left, so
that the line of sight aligns comfortably with the left eye while the butt of the stock
rests comfortably on the left shoulder. Almost all left-handed shooters benefit from a
little caston and most custom built guns are made this way. The only question is how
much. The caston of a gun is about right when, with the gun comfortably mounted, the
front bead lines up with the center of the standing breech.
The recurved top part of a semi-automatic handgun's grip at the point where it meets the slide. On long guns, the tang is the top strap used to screw the receiver to the stock. On a semi-automatic pistol, or any other firearm in which the trigger is at some distance from the sear, this is an intermediate piece connecting the two parts.
The recurved top part of a semi-automatic handgun's grip at the point where it meets the slide. On long guns, the tang is the top strap used to screw the receiver to the stock.
On a semi-automatic pistol, or any other firearm in which the trigger is at some distance from the sear, this is an intermediate piece connecting the two parts.