The Definition of Semi-Wadcutter
A bullet design featuring a conical extended nose, with a flat point, and a sharp edged shoulder that serves to cut a full diameter hole in the target.
This design also may be found with a hollow point to facilitate expansion. A modified wadcutter bullet design with slightly sloping edges, designed to load smoothly in a semi-automatic pistol.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Also spelled "+P" or "P+".
Is small arms ammunition that has been loaded to a higher internal pressure than standard for it's caliber.
Many calibers are available in both standard and +p or +p+ variants. Ammunition marked +p produces more power
and higher pressures than the standard ammunition. Not all firearms are designed to handle the increased
pressure consult your owner's manual or gun manufacturer before using +P ammunition.
A line, either imaginary or marked, from which people shoot their firearms down range.
A small lever mounted to the cocking piece of a Winchester Model 70 rifle, rotating on a vertical axis from front (Fire),
halfway back (Safe, but allowing bolt movement), and fully back (Bolt and firing pin locked Safe).
While, like the Mauser, commendable for locking the firing pin instead of just the trigger,
its fore and aft movement is both easier to operate and it allows lower mounting of telescopic sights,
reducing parallax between the line of sight and the line of the bore and increasing the range of
distances for which the scope may be reliably sighted-in.
An artillery piece used to fire shells over short ranges at very high trajectories.
Oregon Firearms Federation. OFF is a Pro-Gun rights group based in Oregon and was founded in 1998.
A metal surface which contains a pattern of ridges or beads.
Smith & Wesson term for a revolver grip design introduced in the 1930s where the top of the grip extends higher than it had in earlier configurations, to provide a more comfortable hold.
More correctly a "rifled slug" or "shotgun slug." An individual cylindrical projectile designed to be discharged from a shotgun. The term is often incorrectly used to mean a Bullet.
The entire process of making the trigger complete its journey past the trigger break.
A type of firearm in which the action is in the open position and the chamber empty prior to firing.
When the trigger is pressed the bolt moves forward, chambering a cartridge and firing it and returning
to the open position. When firing is stopped the bolt remains open and the chamber empty.
A short, lightweight rifle. Some are small enough for a young child to easily handle, while others are large enough to perfectly suit teenagers, average-sized adult women, and small-statured adult males.
An extra-deep magazine typical of large calibre rifles for dangerous game. The line of the underside of the wrist does not carry straight forward as with ordinary rifles.
Rather the rear of the magazine aligns more towards the center of the forward edge of the triggerguard,
typically allowing at least one extra cartridge to be carried.
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 piece of tooling used to form a sequence of uniform parts through the use of heat and/or pressure; especially, in firearms terminology used to form brass cartridge cases accurately to their correct size for reloading.
The top of the butt-end of a gun stock.
A shooting sport that combines both skiing and rifle shooting. It is the only shooting activity in the Winter Olympics.
There is also a summer biathlon which involves running and shooting but it is not yet an Olympic event.
A felt, paper, cardboard or plastic disk that is used in a shotshell. Also in muzzle loading, a piece of cloth used to seal the bullet in the barrel. It's purpose and function is the same as a shotgun wad.
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