The Definition of Express Sights
"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
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Front, metal, part of a handgun's grip, which together with the backstrap, provides a mounting frame for the grip panels.
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.
The manner in which the sights are lined up properly in front of the shooter's eye, to form a straight path to the target.
On an outdoor shooting range, a large pile of dirt that functions as a backstop.
A quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
Short, interchangeable cylinders, of
subtly different internal tapers, that screw into a threaded recess at the muzzle of a
shotgun. By inserting different choke tubes, one can alter the shot pattern thrown by the
A type rimfire rifle cartridge developed by the ammunition company Hornady.
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (4.5×27mmR), commonly known as the .17 HMR, was developed in 2002.
It descended from the .22 Magnum by necking down the .22 Magnum case to take a .17 caliber (4.5 mm) bullet.
A trigger system designed by Remington Arms Company.
A second, folding or pop-up front sight bead of larger than usual size, perhaps not as accurate as a normal fine bead, but easier to see in the gloaming (twilight) or dawn.
A method of building a pair of barrels where the entire breech end of both barrels and the lumps together are machined
from one solid piece of steel. The barrel tubes are then fitted separately into this monoblock and the ribs attached.
Often identifiable by a distinctive ring around the barrels about three inches in front of the breech end.
The favored jointing method of the Beretta company. An incorrect euphemism for sleeved barrels.
Refers to a visible dark ring created by the primers in centerfire ammunition around the firing pin hole in the frame after much use.
The departure of a bullet or shot charge from the normal line of flight. This can be caused by wind or the unbalanced spinning of the bullet.
A plate which covers the butt. Some steel buttplates have trap doors covering a recess for storage of cleaning equipment.
A metal bar, available in a variety of lengths, with a continuous row of Weaver-like scope mount base slots, which when attached to a firearm,
allow convenient attachment of a variety of sights, lights, slings, bipods and other accessories designed to fit this standard system.
A shoulder-fired long gun which has a rifled barrel.
Abbreviation for Concealed Firearms License.
A double-action semi-automatic firearm which is designed to have a much lighter trigger pull than is usual for a double action.
A machine gun that is designed to be carried and opperated by a single person.
A device used to load magazines or revolver cylinders quicker than by hand.
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