The Definition of Picatinny Rail
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.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A small hole in the barrel of a gas-operated firearm through which expanding gases escape to power the autoloading system.
A barrel without rifling. Smooth bore barrels are commonly used in shotguns and in large bore artillery that fire fin stabilized projectiles.
On a semi-automatic pistol, or any other firearm in which the trigger is at some distance from the sear, this is an intermediate piece connecting the two parts.
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.
A type of small arms ammunition that eliminates the cartridge case that typically holds the primer, propellant, and projectile together as a unit.
A specialized facility designed for firearms practice.
A mechanical device that protrudes from the gun when a round is in position ready to be fired, giving a visual and tactile indication that the gun is loaded.
A description of a bullet whose forward diameter has expanded after penetration.
A firearm is said to be on safe when its safety is engaged and off safe when it is ready to fire.
German for "short." Seen as part of a cartridge designation. On some German manufactured guns that use .380 ACP, the designated caliber is 9mm Kurtz (9mm Short), which is also the same as the Italian 9mm Corto
A trigger that breaks from an extremely light touch.
Damage that is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome.
The forward portion of a bottlenecked cartridge case. Also the portion of a rifle chamber in which the neck of the cartridge case rests.
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.
Is that combination of caliber, barrel length, bullet weight, and case volume which does not
allow the complete burning of the charge of ballistically correct powder within the volume of case and barrel.
A shotgun pattern with a hole in the middle generally caused by the interference of the top wad.
A type of internal safety that prevents the firing pin from moving forward for any reason unless the trigger is pulled.
The mechanical sighting system which usually comes with the firearm made of metal with no optics.
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