The Definition of Point Blank Range
Point Blank Range
The farthest distance that a target of a given size can be hit without holding over or under with the sights.
The exact range is determined by the performance of the cartridge used, the ZERO range, and the accepted size of the target area.
This term is not to be confused with point blank shooting.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A needle like metal part of a modern firearm that gives a vigorous strike to the primer initiating the firing of the cartridge.
A rear barrel sight base, more articulated than having the sight simply dovetailed into the barrel, but not requiring as much gunsmithing as having it mounted onto a proper quarter-rib.
Helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis.
This spin serves to gyroscopically stabilize the projectile, improving its aerodynamic stability and accuracy.
A spring-loaded hinged front trigger on a dual trigger side by side or over under shotgun, built to cushion its impact on one's trigger finger as the gun recoils when the rear trigger is pulled.
Racking the slide incorrectly by allowing your hand to rest upon the slide as it moves forward during the loading procedure. Riding the slide is a common cause of misfeeds and other malfunctions.
A firearm loaded through the breech.
The locking lugs on a break-action firearm that extend from the bottom of the barrels under the chamber(s) and connect into the receiver bottom.
Any exercise in which a realistic scenario for the use of specific equipment is simulated.
In the popular lexicon this is applied primarily to tests of weapons or weapon systems that are associated with
the various branches of a nation's armed forces, although the term can be applied to the civilian arena as well.
Two shots fired in rapid succession. It is different from a double tap because in a controlled pair,
the second shot will be fired after the shooter has obtained a second sight picture,
whereas in a double tap both shots are fired based upon the initial sight picture alone.
Spiral grooves formed into the bore of a gun barrel, which cause the bullet to spin upon firing, thus stabilizing it much like a thrown football.
Rifling may be cut, swaged, or forged into the barrel.
Any gun that can be used in a sport.
The part of a flintlock action that receives the blow of the flint-tipped hammer, which then yields tiny molten fragments of steel
,sparks, which fall into the flashpan, igniting the priming charge and thence, through the touchhole, the main charge.
A bolt-action designed by Browning firearms.
The x-bolt action features a short 60° bolt lift. So it is fast cycling and allows working the bolt quicker without the scope getting in the way.
A condition on a shooting range that is completely safe. Any firearms at the range are on the benches, unloaded with open actions and all people have stepped away from the firing line.
On an outdoor shooting range, a large pile of dirt that functions as a backstop.
Slang term for a firearm sound suppressor.