The Definition of Monte Carlo Comb
Monte Carlo Comb
The Monte Carlo comb came to rifles via shotgun stocks. It
rises well above the ordinary comb line of the stock at the
butt and tapers downward toward the point of the comb. This
raised portion of the stock lifts the face of the shooter and his
or her line of sight well above the standard elevation provided
by the classic style. However, the same amount of drop is
maintained at the buttstock. A shooter with a long neck who
often has trouble getting his or her face down far enough on
the comb of the regular stock benefits from the Monte Carlo
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A screw with about half of its threading removed in longitudinal sections. Often used at the breech end of a
takedown firearm's barrel. When the barrel's interrupted female threads are inserted into the receiver's
complementary interrupted male threads, only a partial rotation is necessary for assembly rather than many full turns.
Also known as peep sights, range from the ghost ring sight, whose thin ring blurs to near invisibility (hence ghost), to target aperture sights that use large disks or other occluders with pinhole-sized apertures. In general, the thicker the ring, the more precise the sight, and the thinner the ring, the faster the sight.
The rearmost surface of the grip on a handgun. the term originated with old pistols. The grips surrounded the frame, making the rearmost of the frame appear as a strap.
Two shots fired in rapid succession. Generally without getting a new sight picture on the target. If the second shot is fired after a second sight picture is captured it may instead be called a controlled pair.
The entire process of making the trigger complete its journey past the trigger break.
Synonymous with "handgun." A gun that is generally held in one hand. It may be of the single-shot, multi-barrel, repeating or semi-automatic variety and includes revolvers.
Abbreviation for Cartridge Overall Length.
A semi-automatic pistol in which the barrel and breechblock are locked together for the full distance of rearward recoil travel,
after which the barrel returns forward, while the breechblock is held back. After the barrel has fully returned,
the breechblock is released to fly forward, chambering a fresh round in the process.
Abbreviation for Concealed Carry Permit.
Generally refers to a .32 calibre or smaller firearm.
Oregon Firearms Federation. OFF is a Pro-Gun rights group based in Oregon and was founded in 1998.
The size of the pellets in a shotgun shell.
A trigger that can be easily adjusted by the user. Adjustable triggers are common on specialized target-shooting firearms.
A hinged plate covering the bottom of a rifle magazine and extending rearward on either side of the triggerguard.
This design allows it to be more securely fastened for one more imperceptible step towards total reliability.
A bullet designed to expand on impact, increasing in diameter to limit penetration and/or produce a larger diameter wound.
The two typical designs are the hollow point bullet and the soft point bullet. Expanding bullets were given the name Dum-dum, or dumdum,
after an early British example produced in the Dum Dum Arsenal, near Calcutta, India by Captain Neville Bertie-Clay in the the mid-1870s.
Modern sef-defensive, JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point), ammunition are based on the original dum-dum ammunition design and principles.
A type of curve represented by the curved section of a bullet between its bearing surface and its tip.