Abbreviation for wadcutter.
The Definition of WC
Abbreviation for wadcutter.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Abbreviation for feet per second. A term used in expressing the velocity of a bullet.
A bullet that is designed to disintegrate into tiny particles upon impact to minimize their penetration for reasons of range safety, to limit environmental impact, or to limit the danger behind the intended target. Examples are the Glaser Safety Slug and the breaching round.
The open end of the barrel from which the projectile exits.
Openings at the muzzle end of the gun through which some of the spent gases can escape. Porting reduces perceived recoil and lessens muzzle rise but increases the noise and flash.
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 felt, paper, cardboard or plastic disk that is used in a shotshell. Also in muzzle loading, a piece of cloth used to seal the bullet in the barrel. It's purpose and function is the same as a shotgun wad.
A person living in the State of Oregon that is a firm supporter of the Second Amendment (plus the other nine Bill of Rights amendments) and generally will also be a firearms enthusiast.
More commonly known as WCF, it is a family of centerfire cartridges designed by Winchester Repeating Arms Company
A hand tool used in the field for inserting live and removing spent primers from cartridges.
A metal plate on which the firing mechanism is mounted on percussion and earlier firearms.
The process of assembling cartridge case, bullet or shot, wads and primer to produce a complete cartridge with the use of hand tools in the interest of loading for firearms for which cartridges are not available, experimenting with loads to achieve better performance, or to save money. Not to be attempted without knowledgeable instruction and careful study of the process.
Abbreviation for Point of Aim
"V" shaped rear leaf sights mounted to a rifle barrel on a block or on a quarter-rib, sometimes solid standing, sometimes folding, and often mounted in a row of similar leaves, each of a slightly different height, marked with the range for which each is regulated
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 area of a gun range where firearms are pointed when they are fired. The area of the range forward of the firing line.
A semi-automatic pistol in which the barrel and breechblock are locked together for the full distance of rearward recoil travel, after which the barrel returns forward, while the breechblock is held back. After the barrel has fully returned, the breechblock is released to fly forward, chambering a fresh round in the process.
A stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade, is a non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses.
It is designed to produce a blinding flash of light and intensely loud noise "bang" of greater than 170 decibels (dB)
without causing permanent injury. It was first developed by the British Army's SAS in the 1960s.
A handgun-style fully automatic or burst-mode firearm.
A shotgun pattern with a hole in the middle generally caused by the interference of the top wad.