The Definition of Muzzle Flash
A muzzle flash is the visible light of a muzzle blast, which expels high temperature, high pressure gases from the muzzle of a firearm.
The blast and flash are caused by the combustion products of the gunpowder, and any remaining unburned powder,
mixing with the ambient air. The size and shape of the muzzle flash is dependent on the type of ammunition being
used and the individual characteristics of firearm and any devices attached to the muzzle (such as a muzzle brake or flash suppressor)
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The first shot from a rifle that has been cleaned, and not fired recently may go to a different point of impact, for the same point of aim than a rifle that has been fired recently.
This first shot is referred to as a shot from a cold, clean, bore.
A rifle stock, with a sculptured throughole at the wrist for the thumb, said to be more ergonometric to hold than a traditional stock.
Apart from being slower to mount, totally useless for a counter-dexterous person, it is so unmitigatedly graceless as to be beneath consideration.
A complete cartridge of several obsolete types and of today's rimfire and center-fire versions
A specialized firearm used underwater that is fired when in direct contact with the target.
Abbreviation for Double Action/Single Action. A type of firearm that is designed to operate in double action on the first shot, and in single action on the second and subsequent shots.
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.
In the Weaver stance,
the body is bladed partly sideways in relation to the target rather than squared towards it (think boxing or martial arts fighter stance).
The elbows are flexed and pointed downward. The strong-side arm is slightly straighter than the weak-side arm.
Even though the legs are not square to tharget, the hips should be square to the target. The feet should be pointed at the target.
The shooter pushes out with the gun hand, while the weak hand pulls back.
This produces a push-pull tension which is the chief defining characteristic of the Weaver stance.
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.
This means a shooter who is right-handed but left-eyed, or left-handed and right-eyed.
A popular but imprecise term used to refer to the ability of a small arms cartridge to cause a human assailant or an animal to be immediately incapacitated when shot with it. A more precise term is be Wound Trauma Incapacitation (WTI).
A small hinged or sliding door covering the ejection port of a firearm to prevent detritus from clogging the works.
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
It is an act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement that became law in 1994.
Of the sections of the bill, it included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
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.
The distance between the rear sight and the front sight. As a longer lever provides greater mechanical advantage, the greater the distance between the two sights, the more inherently accurate they will be.
The counter bore in the center of the base of a centerfire cartridge casing in which the primer assembly is seated.
A safety which the shooter must deliberately disengage in order to fire the gun. The most common form of safety mechanism is a
switch that, when set to the "safe" position, prevents a pull of the trigger from firing the firearm.
The speed at which a projectile travels. Velocity is usually measured in feet per second or metres per second.