Abbreviation for Winchester Rim Fire.
The Definition of WRF
Abbreviation for Winchester Rim Fire.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Sometimes spelled Quad Rail. First conceived and sold by Knights Armament Company in the mid 90s when Reed Knight saw soldiers duct taping flashlights to their handguards in news footage of Panama, the quad rail has become almost a standard item found on most military rifles. Quad rails allow easy attachment of accessories which aid tactical shooters, such as lights, infrared lasers, foregrips, sling attachment points, and secondary sighting systems. However, nowadays, any full length forearms on an AR, with or without rails may also be refered to as a Quadrail.
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.
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 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.
The same as Lock Time
A shoulder-fired long gun which has a rifled barrel.
The frequency at which a firearm can fire its projectiles.
John Moses Browning was born in Ogden, Utah on January 23, 1855, and was an American
firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms,
many of which are still in use around the world.
Almost all of his design concepts can be found in some form or another in every modern automatic and semi-automatic firearm.
He is regarded as one of the most successful firearms designers of the 20th century,
in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms, and is credited with 128 gun patents.
He made his first firearm at age 13 in his father's gun shop, and was awarded his first patent on October 7, 1879 at the age of 24.
The power of a projectile or a load of shot at the point that it exits the muzzle of a firearm, normally expressed in foot-pounds.
A metal cup placed on the end of a lead bullet to protect the lead against the hot gases of the burning powder charge. Used in some types of firearms ammunition when non-jacketed bullets are used in high pressure cartridges, to prevent the buildup of lead in the barrel and aid in accuracy.
Being aware of and responsible of which direction your firearm is pointed at all times, and always keeping it pointed in a safe direction.
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 clip IS NOT a magazine. A clip is used to load a magazine.
The thumb-piece on the top rear of the hammer that enables it to be manually drawn back to full cock.
On a pump-action firearm, being too gentle with the fore-end and either not pulling it all the way back at the beginning of the stroke, or not shoving it all the way forward at the end of the stroke. Which may result in the old case or shell failing to eject and a misfeeds, or the gun will not fire when the trigger is pulled. The term is used most often to refer to pump-action shotguns, but it is possible to similarly short-stroke any type of firearm which requires the user to manually cycle the action (lever action rifles, for example).
A bolt action which is locked by pressing the bolt handle in and down, thereby turning its locking lugs into the receiver.
A slang term for slide catch.
A spring-activated mechanism for the ejection of ammunition or and empty shell casing. On doubles, each barrel has a separate ejector.
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.