The Definition of Double Feed
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.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A larger class of machine gun..
A name for any palm sized handgun which fires a small caliber.
A gun holder that may be strapped to a human body, or affixed to the inside of a pack or bag, or dropped into a pocket.
A holster serves to protect the gun's mechanisms and finish, to provide security by covering the trigger so it cannot be pulled inadvertently,
and to present the grip of the gun at a constant angle for easy access. Some holsters also serve to obscure the outline of the
gun so it may be more easily concealed. Typically made from leather or in plastic.
Small caliber bullets being used in large cases. E.g. .22 bullet in a .45 acp case.
The device that aids the eye in aiming the barrel of a firearm in the proper direction to hit a target.They can be a mechanical, optical,
or electronic device. Iron sights or sometimes as open sights, consist of specially-shaped pieces of metal placed at each end of the barrel.
The sight closest to the muzzle end of the gun is called the front sight,
while the one farthest from the muzzle (and nearest to the shooter) is called the rear sight.
A firearm that can be separated into (at least) two subassemblies in order to make a shorter package than when put together, without tools.
There is no specific requirement regarding how this disassembly must be accomplished; the mechanical design is up to the creativity of the maker.
This arrangement allows for more convenient transportation of a firearm, but with rifles, where the action normally separates from the barrel, usually at a small sacrifice in accuracy.
Takedown firearms can also be called take-apart firearms.
Good examples of a takedown guns are the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown or the TNW Aero.
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."
Also known as collimating sight or occluded eye gunsight, a Collimator Sight is
a type of optical "blind" sight that allows the user looking into it to see an illuminated aiming point aligned
with the device the sight is attached to regardless of eye position (parallax free).
The user can not see through the sight so it is used with both eyes open while one looks into the sight,
with one eye open and moving the head to alternately see the sight and then at the target, or using one
eye to partially see the sight and target at the same time.
Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986. It is a United States federal law that revised many provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
It bans civilian ownership of machine guns manufactured after May 19, 1986. Firearms made and registered before that date are not affected.
The law limits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
from inspecting gun dealers more than once a year, with follow-up inspections allowed only
The law also specifically forbids the government from creating a national registry of gun ownership.
Firearms which are of special interest to collectors by reason of some quality
other than is associated with firearms intended for sporting use or as offensive or
defensive weapons. To be recognized as curios or relics, firearms must fall within one of
the following categories:
A special Curios or Relics license is available from the BATF, which allows collectors to buy eligible firearms in interstate commerce.
- Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not
including replicas thereof;
- Firearms which are certified by the curator of a municipal, State, or Federal museum
which exhibits firearms to be curios or relics of museum interest; and
- Any other firearms which derive a substantial part of their monetary value from the fact
that they are novel, rare, bizarre, or because of their association with some historical
figure, period, or event. Proof of qualification of a particular firearm under this
category may be established by evidence of present value and evidence that like firearms
are not available except as collector's items, or that the value of like firearms
available in ordinary channels is substantially less.
Generally refers to a .32 calibre or smaller firearm.
A clip IS NOT a magazine. A clip is used to load a magazine.
A clip is a simple, disposable narrow spring-lined channel-rail
that is used to store multiple rounds of ammunition together as a unit, ready for insertion into the magazine of a repeating firearm.
This speeds up the process of loading and reloading the firearm as several rounds can be loaded at once, rather than one round being loaded at a time.
The term clip commonly refers to a firearm magazine, though this usage is absolutely completely totaly 100% incorrect.
In the correct usage, a clip is used to feed a magazine or revolving cylinder,
while a magazine or a belt is used to load cartridges into the chamber of a firearm.
in which cartridges are supplied for military weapons. The shooter positions the clip
vertically above the firearm's magazine, then pressing down with the thumb,
slides the cartridges from the clip and down into the magazine.
Single shot pistols, of a design originating in England, in vogue circa 1770 - 1850, built necessarily in pairs, either of flintlock or percussion ignition,
usually finely made and cased together with loading accessories. Dueling pistols tended to be lighter and sleeker than their contemporary service pistols.
They tended to have smoothbore (or sometimes secret, scratch-rifling), octagon (or octagon-to-round) barrels around nine or ten inches long of some form of damascus steel,
bores just over a half-inch, ramrods, rudimentary sights front and rear, single-set triggers, roller-bearing frizzens and curved grips integral with full or half-stocks.
They were usually of high quality construction, sometimes with silver furniture, but normally of relatively plain decoration.
Hearing protection that fits inside the ear canal.
The locking lugs on a break-action firearm that extend from the bottom of the barrels under the chamber(s) and connect into the receiver bottom.
Fouling of a firearm bore by metal particles from bullets adhering to the metal surface caused by heat or friction.
An inert ammunition-shaped object, used in practice to simulate misfeeds and other malfunctions and also used in dry fire practice.
Unlike a blank, a dummy round contains no charge at all.
A snap-cap is a type of dummy round.
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