The Definition of Deringer
The original small single-shot or multi-barreled pocket pistol designed and manufactured by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia.
Derringers (spelled with two Rs) are called that because of the original desinger and anmufactuturer of that
type of gun, Henry Deringer. To get around copyright infringment other designers and manufacturers spell the name with two Rs.
However guns designed and built by Deringer are spelled with only one R
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A firearm, usually (but not always) a fully automatic rifle, that uses a ammunition on a belt rather than a magazine to store the rounds that will be loaded into the gun.
The point at which you are aiming the firearm at.
The term used for the casing on modern rifle and pistol ammunition. It is usually made out of brass but can also be aluminum or steel.
The casing on a shotgun shell is usually refered to as a hull
A locking device, usially a clable with a padlock that you put on a firearm to render it unable to be fired buy running it through the magazine well and out the ejection port.
Damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome.
A system of firearms ignition, in general use circa 1660 - 1825, whereby the pull of a trigger releases a sear from a notch in a spring-loaded hammer,
which holding a properly knapped piece of flint, strikes a vertical slab of steel (called a frizzen) scraping off tiny molten particles of the steel,
and pushing it forward causes an integral flashpan cover to open forward, exposing a bit of fine gunpowder below, which when contacted by the falling sparks,
ignites and sends a flash of fire through the touchhole, into the loaded breech setting off the main charge and firing the gun.
The Flintlock system was supplanted by the Percussion system around 1820.
The unalienable right of all of the people, stated in the Second Article of The Bill of Rights, to possess and use personally owned firearms for sport, recreation, personal protection, and the defense of the nation.
Abbreviation for Close Quarters Combat.
The portion of the stock (on a rifle) or frame (on a pistol) gripped by the trigger hand.
A rib extension on a break-open gun, ending in a circular or semi-circular shape in plan (resembling the head of a doll),
mating into a similarly-shaped recess in the top of the receiver, designed to resist the tendency of
the barrels to pull away from the standing breech when firing.
Because an action's centerpoint of flexing when firing is at the base of the standing breech, not at the hingepin, a passive doll's
head extension makes an effective extra fastener, even without additional mechanical locks operated by the opening lever.
The act of setting up a telescopic or other sighting system so that the point of impact of a bullet matches the sights at a specified distance.
The firing mechanism of a a muzzle-loading weapon. In breech-loading firearms, the lock is the firing mechanism and breech-sealing assembly.
Abbreviation for Concealed Firearms Permit.
The slang term for the procedure to clear a misfeed. To clear a misfeed, tap the base of the magazine firmly to be sure it is properly seated,
rack the slide to eject an empty case or feed a new round, and assess to
be sure your target still needs shooting. If it does, pull the trigger to create the bang.
Slang for a gun or the action of carrying a gun concealed, e.g "The Bersa Thunder .380 is a fantastic gun for carrying" or "Do you carry?".
The person who supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions.
A feature on some guns which allows various aftermarket accessories to be attached the firearm such as flashlights or lasers.
On pistols, if equipped, the rail is on the underside of the frame below the barrel.
On rifles, a rain can be found above or below the barrel, with AR type rifles, the forestock can be made of rails allowing all kinds of attachments in various positions.
A type of mechanism for removing a spent shell casing from the chamber of a firearm and inserting a fresh cartridge into the chamber.
This type of mechanism is most commonly used in shotguns and rimfire rifles.