The Definition of Trigger Safety
An external, passive safety which can be found on the face of some trigger designs (most notably found on Glock firearms).
It is intended to prevent the trigger from being pulled by objects which find their way into the trigger guard area.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Slang word abreviation for Ammunition.
The speed of a projectile or a load of shot at the point that it exits the muzzle of a firearm, normally expressed feet per second.
Abbreviation for Concealed Firearms License.
A bullet not covered by a metal jacket or patch.
Anything that can be used in an offensive attack or in defense of an offensive attack. Guns are not necessarily weapons.
A gun can be used as a weapon, but so can a pencil, fist, car, a wad of paper or any other object used to attack or retaliate against an offensive attack. Even words can be used as a weapon.
Guns and other objects should be always called what they are; gun, rifle, pistol, pencil, knife, tomato or whatever they are. They should never be referred to as a weapon, EVER.
Some examples of the proper usage for the word "weapon" would be:
"One weapon used in the attack against the left flank was dirt clods".
"The marshmallow gun was the weapon of choice used in the accounting vs marketing skirmishes."
"The liberal leftists use words and restrictive controlling laws as weapons against the freedom of the people."
The forward portion of a bottlenecked cartridge case. Also the portion of a rifle chamber in which the neck of the cartridge case rests.
A firearm that is only capable of holding one shot at a time. Each round must be loaded into the chamber manually by hand before each shot.
The entire collection of moving parts which work together to fire the gun when the trigger is pulled.
It may include trigger springs, return springs, the trigger itself, the sear, disconnectors, and other parts.
On guns (mainly shotguns) that have two barrels, there is a trigger for each barrel that work independently from each other.
A bullet shape with a flat nose rather than a rounded one.
A rifle with a relatively short barrel.
The earliest type of gun, now also popular as modern-made replicas, in which blackpowder and projectile(s) are
separately loaded in through the muzzle. The term is often applied to cap-and-ball revolvers where the loading is
done not actually through the muzzle but through the open ends of the cylinder's chambers.
a type of fighting in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range,
potentially to the point of hand-to-hand combat or fighting with hand weapons such as swords or knives.
Recoil operation is an operating mechanism used in locked-breech, autoloading firearms. As the name implies, these actions use the force of recoil to provide energy to cycle the action.
An attachment to or integral part of the barrel that redirects some of the pressurized gas that propelled the bullet out
the muzzle to the sides and possibly rearwards from the direction of the bullet travel. This reduces the recoil of the firearm.
The lock that preceded the 'true' flintlock in both rifles and pistols in the 17th century.
Commonly used throughout Europe in the 1600s, it gained popular favor in the British and Dutch military.
A doglock carbine was the principal weapon of the harquebusier, the most numerous type of cavalry in the armies of Thirty Years War and the English Civil War era.
A device fitted inside the buttstock of a heavily-recoiling gun or rifle, usually containing mercury and a valve.
As the gun recoils, the mercury is displaced temporarily, increasing the duration, and thus diminishing the
perceived impact of the recoil. The added half-pound of weight doesn't hurt either.
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 needle gun is a bolt-action firearm (the first known type of bolt action rifle) that has a needle-like firing pin, which can pass through fully self-contained (paper) cartridge case to strike a percussion cap at the bullet base.
The first experimental needle gun was designed by Jean Samuel Pauly, a Swiss gunsmith, in 1812.
The first mass-produced needle gun was invented by the German gunsmith Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, who, beginning in 1824, had conducted multiple experiments, and in 1836 produced the first viable breech loading gun model using a complete cartridge .