The Definition of Trapdoor
As in Trapdoor buttplate or Trapdoor Pistol Grip Cap, one of these articles of furniture including a hinged plate,
covering a small compartment below in which may be stored several extra cartridges, sight bits, extra springs or pins, cleaning rod, etc.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A craftsman's signature stamp, discretely placed to identify his work.
A repeating firearm in which the ammunition is held in a multi-chambered cylinder, which is rotated to bring each chamber in line with
the barrel. Most revolvers are handguns, although shoulder-fired arms have been made using this sort of mechanism.
A misfeed or other failure to fire which can be cleared on the spot and without tools.
A firing mode enabling the shooter to fire a predetermined number of rounds with a single pull of the trigger.
The tendency of a bullet to tip in flight and hit a target sideways, leaving a distinctly oblong hole.
This destabilization of the spinning bullet in flight is typically caused by a bullet weight inappropriate
for the rate of twist of the rifled barrel, an out-of-balance bullet or its having nicked an impediment such as a blade of grass, in flight.
A shotgun shooting sport in which the competitors attempt to break aerial targets directed toward them or crossing in front of them from different angles and elevations. It is an Olympic shooting sport.
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.
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.
A device used to determine the range to a target. Many range finders work by bouncing a laser beam off the target or
nearby object and measuring the time for the reflection to arrive back at the instrument.
It is also possible to use various passive optical devices such as a mil-dot telescopic sight.
The original small single-shot or multi-barreled pocket pistol designed and manufactured by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia.
Derringers (spelled with two Rs) are called that because of the original desinger and anmufactuturer of that
type of gun, Henry Deringer. To get around copyright infringment other designers and manufacturers spell the name with two Rs.
However guns designed and built by Deringer are spelled with only one R
A double-action semi-automatic firearm which is designed to have a much lighter trigger pull than is usual for a double action.
The bottom of the butt-end of a gun stock.
A firearm manufactured by someone who is not a regular maker of firearms.
A firearms manufacturer located in the city of Ramos Mejia in Argentina. The company was founded in the mid-1950s by Italian immigrants Benso Bonadimani, Ercole Montini and Savino Caselli,
all of them mechanical engineers with experience working for Beretta.
Bersa is most famous for their Bersa Thunder .380 pistols and the Thunder Ultra Compact Pro Pistols (available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 acp).
The full size Thunder combat (Thunder 9) pistol is the standard sidearm of the Argentina Armed Forces, Buenos Aires Provincial Police and several other law enforcement agencies in South America.
The company is well known among firearm enthusiasts for producing high quality guns at reasonable prices and it spends little money on advertisement.
Lifetime warranty coverage is provided to the original owners. They are strong and well built, nicely engineered, accurate, visually appealing and very reliable.
A hammerless single shot action type whereby a breech-block, hinged at the upper rear, operated by an underlever, tilts downward to expose the chamber.
The point of the trigger's return at which the gun's internal mechanisms are ready to fire another round.
A flat piece of rubber which holds revolver cartridges preparatory to loading them into the revolver's cylinder. Similar to a moon clip
A bullet or shot in flight after discharge from a firearm.