A slang term for slide catch.
The Definition of Slide Lock
A slang term for slide catch.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A spring-activated mechanism for the ejection of ammunition or and empty shell casing. On doubles, each barrel has a separate ejector.
A device used to load magazines or revolver cylinders quicker than by hand.
Abbreviation for soft point
The process of carving out recesses in wooden stocks with precision, using gouges, chisels and scrapers to accept the steel components of a firearm.
Abbreviation for Concealed Firearms Permit.
The bottom of the butt-end of a gun stock.
A pair of small dovetailed steel bases, screwed usually one to the barrel and one to the front receiver ring of a rifle, to accept mounts for target scopes such as the Unertl where the scope is allowed to move forward in the rings under the recoil of the rifle and which typically carry the windage and elevation adjustments in the mount.
The practice of modifying military-type firearms either to make them suitable for civilian sporting use. Common sporterizing includes changing the stock or sights.
The recurved top part of a semi-automatic handgun's grip at the point where it meets the slide. On long guns, the tang is the top strap used to screw the receiver to the stock.
This occurs in telescopic sights when the primary image of the objective lens does not coincide with the reticle.Telescopic sights often have parallax adjustments to minimize this effect.
A shotgun shooting sport that combines elements of skeet and trap, and that is designed to simulate field conditions.
A pair of slender and easily-carried wooden dowels or sticks, which when held, crossed, in the fingers of the left hand while also supporting the forend of a rifle, usually shooting offhand, provides somewhat enhanced stability for a more accurate shot.
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.
A type of expanding bullet with a concavity in its nose to increase expansion on penetration of a solid target. Some hollow-point's are also designed to fragment as they expand. They are least likely to over-penetrate the target and harm an innocent bystander. Commonly used for self-defense.
A complete cartridge of several obsolete types and of today's rimfire and center-fire versions
A sub-field of ballistics, is the study of the behavior of a projectile when it hits its target.
A quad stack box magazine.
Targets that do something when you hit them, such as fall over, burst, send up smoke, or make a noise.
A unit of weight widely used to express the weight of bullets and of powder charges. Equal to 1/7000 pound.
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