The Definition of Trap Gun
A shotgun, often with only a single relatively-long barrel, with relatively tight choke boring and a relatively high-combed stock used for shooting clay pigeons in the game of Trap,
where the birds are launched at least 16 yards ahead, usually rising and going away from the shooter at relatively low angular velocity.
To better absorb recoil, a trap gun is normally heavier than a field gun because one shoots a lot but walks only a little.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The part of a revolver's frame connecting the recoil shield to the barrel-mounting recess; adding considerable strength compared to that
of early black powder Colt revolvers, and providing a base for a rear sight.
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 larger class of machine gun..
A gun with more than one barrel, the most common being the double-barreled shotgun.
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.
The charge used to ignite the propelling charge.
Typically used in the .22 caliber cartridge designation .22 Long Rifle, which is abbreviated .22LR.
Same as Follower. A plate, mounted to the top of a spring, inside a magazine, over which cartridges may slide smoothly as they are guided into the chamber of a repeating firearm.
If the trigger is able to continue moving to the rear after the shot has fired, the trigger is said to over-travel.
A bullet or shot in flight after discharge from a firearm.
Two shots fired very quickly with the use of the sights.
A mechanism that prevents the gun from being able to fire when the magazine is removed from the gun, even if there is still a round in the chamber.
The heading of a bullet, used in external ballistics that refers to how the Magnus effect causes bullets to move out of a straight line based on their spin.
A bore snake is a tool used to clean the inside (bore) of the barrel of a gun. It resembles a short section of rope with a smaller,
weighted cord attached to one end to help feed the bore snake through the barrel. A bore snake often has one or more integrated brushes to help clean the barrel,
and may also be used to apply lubricant. It is an alternative to using a cleaning rod and patches to clean the barrel of a gun.
Bore snakes are made in different sizes for different calibers and gauges of guns.
Usually only found on black powder muzzle loading rifles and pistols,
pulling the rear (set) trigger converts the front (main) trigger to a light, hair trigger
(too light and sensitive to be carried safely in the field). While the front trigger is always at the ready,
if one has the time, using the set trigger feature may allow for a more accurate long-distance shot.
Operates using its own miniature firing mechanism (sear, spring and hammer) when cocked,
to multiply the force of a pull on the main trigger.
An inert ammunition-shaped object, used in practice to simulate misfeeds and other malfunctions. Some folks also use them during dry fire practice to cushion the firing pin as it strikes.
A heat-treating process that incorporates carbon into the surface molecular
structure of the steel, providing a hard-wearing surface without making the entire
receiver brittle. The parts to be casehardened are packed in a crucible with
carbon-rich media such as bone meal and charcoal, heated to bright orange, about
1800°F, then quenched in bubbling oil. Also
Expanding the neck of an existing cartridge to make it use a bullet of a different caliber. A typical process used in the creation of wildcat cartridges.
Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986. It is a United States federal law that revised many provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
It bans civilian ownership of machine guns manufactured after May 19, 1986. Firearms made and registered before that date are not affected.
The law limits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
from inspecting gun dealers more than once a year, with follow-up inspections allowed only
The law also specifically forbids the government from creating a national registry of gun ownership.
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