The Definition of Trap
A game of competitive clay pigeon shooting on a formally designed layout. In plan view, one launching machine is located 16 yards in front of a straight line,
firing rising targets perpendicular to and away from that line. Five competitors shoot five individual targets at each of five stations along that line.
Although each target is presented at slightly randomized vectors, trap emphasizes generally a single type of shot, outgoing and rising,
and targets are broken at generally longer ranges than Skeet.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A type rimfire rifle cartridge developed by the ammunition company Hornady.
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (4.5×27mmR), commonly known as the .17 HMR, was developed in 2002.
It descended from the .22 Magnum by necking down the .22 Magnum case to take a .17 caliber (4.5 mm) bullet.
A mark within a border, typically
stamped into the wood, especially of an American military rifle. It shows the
initials of the name of the accepting inspector and often, the date he accepted
the firearm into service.
A small hinged or sliding door covering the ejection port of a firearm to prevent detritus from clogging the works.
A small lever mounted to the cocking piece of a Mauser 98 action (and its copies such as the Springfield 1903),
rotating on a longitudinal axis from left (Fire), up to the top (Safe, but allowing bolt movement), and over to
the right (Bolt and firing pin locked Safe). While commendable for locking the firing pin instead of just the trigger,
its up-and-over arc of operation requires a scope to be mounted awkwardly high.
Paul Mauser is not to be blamed; when his safety was developed, telescopic sights were in such infancy as not to be worthy of mainstream consideration.
The part of the trigger mechanism which holds the hammer or striker back. Pressure on the trigger causes the sear to release the hammer or striker, allowing it to strike the firing pin and discharge the weapon.
A device used to load magazines or revolver cylinders quicker than by hand.
Any type of accessory that can be attached to a firearm's rail.
The mechanism of some firearms that holds the cartridge in place during the firing process.
It must be moved out of the way to load and unload the gun; this action may be manually performed
by the shooter pulling back on an exterior knob called the bolt handle and then sending it forward again, or the action may be performed
by other moving parts within the firearm. When the user must move the bolt manually, the firearm is called a bolt-action firearm.
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 mandates background checks of gun buyers in order to prevent sales to people prohibited under the Gun Control Act of 1968 legislation.
Requires checks to be performed through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Records of who has been checked are not preserved because federal law prohibits the creation of a national registry of gun ownership.
Sales by unlicensed private sellers who are not engaged in gun dealing as a business are not subject to the checks under federal law, though they are required by some states.
The top of a gun's stock, where a shooter rests his cheek when mounting a gun.
As it is the top of the stock that determines the position of
one's eye, and one's eye is the rear sight on a shotgun, the position of the comb
is very important in determining the proper fit of a shotgun.
A firing mode enabling the shooter to fire a predetermined number of rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
A swing-out arm on a revolver, to which the cylinder is
mounted when opened facilitates loading and cleaning.
An imaginary straight line through the centre of the bore of a firearm extending to infinity.
A metal surface which contains a pattern of ridges or beads.
The unalienable right of all of the people, stated in the Second Article of The Bill of Rights, to possess and use personally owned firearms for sport, recreation, personal protection, and the defense of the nation.
The speed at which a projectile travels. Velocity is usually measured in feet per second or metres per second.
More commonly known as WRF, it is a family of rimfire cartridges designed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company
A trigger system designed by Remington Arms Company.
An opening. The ejection port is the opening in the side of a semi-auto from which spent cases are ejected.