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The Definition of Double Triggers

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Double Triggers

On guns (mainly shotguns) that have two barrels, there is a trigger for each barrel that work independently from each other.


19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know


Follower

A smooth, sometimes contoured plate, within a magazine, at the top of a spring, across which cartridges slide when being loaded into a chamber.

Bang Stick

A specialized firearm used underwater that is fired when in direct contact with the target.

Shell

An empty ammunition case.

Marksman

A person who can shoot up to the mechanical capability of their weapon.

Heel

The top of the butt-end of a gun stock.

Mauser Action

The premier bolt action, whose design by Paul Mauser coalesced in 1898, and from which were derived the Springfield 1903, the Winchester Model 70 and many others.

Quarter Master

The person who supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions.

Hair Trigger

A trigger that breaks from an extremely light touch.

Mortar

An artillery piece used to fire shells over short ranges at very high trajectories.

High Kneeling

A shooting position in which one or both knees are touching the ground, but the shooter is otherwise erect.

Compensator

Also call a Muzzle Brake. A device attached to or made as part of a firearms barrel designed to reduce recoil or muzzle movement on firing. They generally increase muzzle blast.

Muzzle Velocity

The speed of a projectile or a load of shot at the point that it exits the muzzle of a firearm, normally expressed feet per second.

Annulus

A tiny circular recess at the base of a cartridge case surrounding the primer pocket. Recoil from fired cartridges invariably impress a discernable ring on the breech or bolt face of a firearm, providing some evidence of the amount of use it has seen.

Oregunian

A person living in the State of Oregon that is a firm supporter of the Second Amendment (plus the other nine Bill of Rights amendments) and generally will also be a firearms enthusiast.

In other words "A Gun Loving Red Blooded American that Hails from The State of Oregon"

Extended Top Tang

A display of gunmaking skill with a possible benefit of strengthening the wrist of a heavily-recoiling rifle, whereby the top tang of the action is made extra long, shaped and inletted into the top of the buttstock, extending along the top of the wrist and up over the comb. Popularized by Holland & Holland and adopted by several of the finest contemporary riflemakers in the USA.

Iron Sights

The mechanical sighting system which usually comes with the firearm made of metal with no optics.

Slide Lever

A slang term for slide catch.

Ear Muffs

Hearing protection that completely covers both ears and is usually attached to a headband.

Brick

A box of ammunition roughly equal in size and weight to a brick. Most often used to describe a 500-round container of .22 Long Rifle ammunition.

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