The Definition of Six O'Clock Hold
Six O'Clock Hold
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Usually a circular or oval band of metal, horn or plastic that goes around the trigger to provide both protection and safety in shooting circumstances. The shooter's finger should never be within the trigger guard unless the sights are on target and the shooter has made the decision to fire.
An uncomfortable sensation caused by the trigger springing back into the shooter's trigger finger while firing.
A short stock, often ideally sized for teenagers, average-sized adult women, and small-statured adult males.
The tunnel down the barrel of a firearm through which the projectiles travel.
Also known as a Flash Hider. A muzzle attachment intended to reduce visible muzzle flash caused by the burning propellant. Flash reducers lessen glare as seen by the shooter, but do not hide the flash from other observers to the front or side of the firearm.
The Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991 replacing the Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver. Designed by Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it is a blowback operated semiautomatic pistol which fires the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge, and holds 8 rounds in the magazine.
Slang term for a firearm sound suppressor.
Abbreviation for Hornady Magnum Rimfire.
A semi-automatic firearm malfunction in which the extractor fails to move the empty case out of the way as the slide travels back. A failure to extract often causes double-feed malfunction.
A secure storage place for ammunition or explosives.
On a firearm, it is the container, either fixed to a firearms's frame or detachable, which holds cartridges waiting to be fed into the gun's chamber.
Pulling the slide back to its rearmost position, and then letting it go forward under its own spring tension. Racking the slide loads the chamber and prepares the gun to fire in a semi-automatic handgun.
The size of the pellets in a shotgun shell.
A name for any palm sized handgun which fires a small caliber.
A bullet not covered by a metal jacket or patch.
The power of a projectile or a load of shot at the point that it exits the muzzle of a firearm, normally expressed in foot-pounds.
A device used to reduce the time and/or effort needed to reload a firearm's magazine.
The speed of a projectile or a load of shot at the point that it exits the muzzle of a firearm, normally expressed feet per second.
A firearm with a coil-spring-actuated firing pin, or with its hammer enclosed inside the action body; i.e.. no externally visible hammer.
The opening in the bottom of the gun into which a box magazine is fed. On a semi-auto handgun, the magazine well is at the base of the grip; on a rifle, it is usually placed in front of the trigger guard.
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