The Definition of Stopping Power
A popular but imprecise term used to refer to the ability of a small arms cartridge to cause a human assailant or an animal to be immediately incapacitated when shot with it. A more precise term is be Wound Trauma Incapacitation (WTI).
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A highly sensitive explosive used as a primer compound.
A two-barreled, side-by-side, shoulder-fired gun having one
smoothbore shotgun barrel and one rifled barrel.
A firearm is a portable gun (pistol or rifle), being a barreled weapon that launches one or more projectiles often driven by the action of an explosive force.
Crude adjustments made to an optical firearm sight, or iron sights, to align the firearm barrel and sights.
This method is usually used to pre-align the sights, which makes zeroing (zero drop at XX distance) much faster.
A shotgun with two barrels which are situated next to each other. Somtimes also abreviated as SxS.
A type of aperture rear sight with a large opening and a thin rim that seems to fade out when the shooter looks through it.
Sometimes installed on rifles and shotguns intended for home defense or police use.
A small orifice at the breech end of the barrel of a muzzle-loading firearm through which the exploding priming charge is conducted from the flash pan to the main charge.
The measurement from one side of the bore to the other. In a rifled barrel this means measurement of the bore before the rifling grooves are cut.
The hinged cover over the opening through which cartridges are inserted into the magazine.
The use of an electric current to fire a cartridge, instead of a percussion cap. In an electronic-fired firearm an electric current
is used instead to ignite the propellant, which fires the cartridge as soon as the trigger is pulled.
A tip for a cleaning rod, a jag, with spirally-radial wires for vigorously scrubbing a gun's bore.
A trigger that breaks (to release the hammer) easy.
Abbreviation for Concealed Firearms Permit.
The mechanical sighting system which usually comes with the firearm made of metal with no optics.
A semi-automatic firearm malfunction in which the slide passes entirely over the fresh round, failing to pick it up to insert into the chamber as the slide returns to battery.
More commonly known as WCF, it is a family of centerfire cartridges designed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company
A trigger that can be easily adjusted by the user. Adjustable triggers are common on specialized target-shooting firearms.
An early firearm mechanism in which a wheel with serrated edges is wound against the tension of a strong spring and spins against a piece of iron pyrite, sending a shower of sparks into the pan to ignite the charge.
Two shots fired in rapid succession. Generally without getting a new sight picture on the target. If the second shot is fired after a second sight picture is captured it may instead be called a controlled pair.
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