Slang term for a revolver.
The Definition of Wheel Gun
Slang term for a revolver.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The device that aids the eye in aiming the barrel of a firearm in the proper direction to hit a target.They can be a mechanical, optical, or electronic device. Iron sights or sometimes as open sights, consist of specially-shaped pieces of metal placed at each end of the barrel. The sight closest to the muzzle end of the gun is called the front sight, while the one farthest from the muzzle (and nearest to the shooter) is called the rear sight.
A slang term for slide catch.
An alternate name for Aperture Sight.
Slang word abreviation for Ammunition.
A bolt action which is locked by pressing the bolt handle in and down, thereby turning its locking lugs into the receiver.
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 cable with a padlock at the end. It is threaded through the action of the firearm rendering the gun safe and useless until the lock is removed.
The measurement from one side of the bore to the other. In a rifled barrel this means measurement of the bore before the rifling grooves are cut.
The Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991 replacing the Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver. Designed by Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it is a blowback operated semiautomatic pistol which fires the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge, and holds 8 rounds in the magazine.
Part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
It produced a 10-year federal ban on the manufacture of new semi-automatic assault weapons with certian specifications.
Firearms with specific features were defined as assault rifles.
Including the AR-15, certain versions of the AK-47, the TEC-9, the MAC-10 and the Uzi,
several of which had become the preferred weapon of violent drug gangs. The act also bans large-capacity ammunition magazines, limiting them to 10 rounds.
The law did not apply to weapons that were already in legal possession.
A small hinged or sliding door covering the ejection port of a firearm to prevent detritus from clogging the works.
A specialized type of hanging scale designed to test trigger pull weight.
A type of small arms ammunition that eliminates the cartridge case that typically holds the primer, propellant, and projectile together as a unit.
Shooting a target at a very very close range.
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.
A small metal explosive-filled cup which is placed over the nipple of a percussion firearm. As the cap is struck by the hammer, it explodes and sends a flame through the flashhole in the nipple to the main powder charge.
A type of gun barrel rifling where the traditional lands and grooves are replaced by "hills and valleys" in a rounded polygonal pattern, usually a hexagon or octagon. Polygons with a larger number of edges provide a better gas seal in relatively large diameter polygonally rifled bores.
On an outdoor shooting range, a large pile of dirt that functions as a backstop.
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.
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