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Firearm Vocab

Current Issues
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Courtney Beeman

on 26 February 2013

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Firearm Vocabulary Current Issues
B7 Automatic Safety Ballistics Barrel Length Trajectory Blind Magazine High Capacity Magazine Muzzle Stock Half Cock Gauge Bullet Caliber (Cal.) Safety Device Cartridge Concealed Carry Permit Magazine Magnum (Mag.) Chamber Military Firearm Revolver Trigger Barrel Clip The curve described by a projectile, rocket, or the like in its flight. A small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon. Armor Piercing The mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc. A handgun having a revolving chambered cylinder for holding a number of cartridges, which may be discharged in succession without reloading. (Of bullets, artillery shells, etc.) Designed especially for piercing armor. Pump Action (of a shotgun or rifle) having an action that extracts the empty case, loads, and cocks the piece by means of a hand-operated lever that slides backward and forward; slide-action. Musket a heavy, large-caliber smoothbore gun for infantry soldiers, introduced in the 16th century: the predecessor of the modern rifle. Shotgun a smoothbore gun for firing small shot to kill birds and small quadrupeds, though often used with buckshot to kill larger animals. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives This agency protects communities from any illegal use of explosives, firearms, alcohol or tobacco. They see it as their mission to keep these out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, or other to ensure the common welfare of us all by more regulations. Automatic dictionary.com Semi-automatic http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics National Instant Criminal Background Check System dictionary.com Handgun any firearm that can be held and fired with one hand; a revolver or a pistol. National Rifle Association The NRA is one of America’s best defenders of the Second Amendment rights. Since their start in 1871 they have been encouraging and promoting safe shooting. They are a premier source for firearms education and training to many popular organizations. Rifle dictionary.com Machine Gun a small arm operated by a mechanism, able to deliver a rapid and continuous fire of bullets as long as the trigger is pressed. Submachine Gun a lightweight automatic or semiautomatic gun, fired from the shoulder or hip. machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm dictionary.com dictionary.com dictionary.com dictionary.com dictionary.com dictionary.com a firearm having a long barrel with a spirally grooved interior, which imparts to the bullet spinning motion and thus greater accuracy over a longer range having the capability of starting, operating, moving, etc.
utilizing the recoil or part of the force of the explosive to eject the spent cartridge shell, introduce anew cartridge, cock the arm, and fire it repeatedly. automatically ejecting the cartridge case of a fired shot and loading the next cartridge from the magazine but requiring a squeeze of the trigger to fire each individual shot. This system, or NICS, helps save lives by not letting guns fall into the wrong hands. It allows the proper amount of time to lapse to be sure firearms are given to eligible gun buyers. This has been mandated since the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993.
This system can instantly determine whether a buyer is eligible or not considering if there is a criminal record or otherwise stated ineligibilities. Any firearm that is or has been used by the military services (which includes just about every commercial small arm ever made). A device designed to prevent injury or accidents The partly raised position of a gun cock. A container which is fastened to a gun, from which bullets go into the gun for firing A part of a rifle or other firearm, to which the barrel and firing mechanism are attached, that is held against one's shoulder when firing the gun An instrument or device for measuring the magnitude, amount, or contents of something, typically with a visual display of such information. The practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in close proximity www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com www.dictionary.com dictionary.com Jessie Hendges
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Courtney Beeman Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com A magazine is an amunition storage and feeding device within or attatched to a repeating firearm. approximate internal diameter of a barrel part of the gun that recieves the charge and holds the bullet a small metal projectile for small arms gun with a larger cartridge is the science of mechanics that deals with the flight, behavior, and effects of projectiles, especially bullets, gravity bombs, rockets, or the like; the science or art of designing and accelerating projectiles so as to achieve a desired performance. A cylindrical, usually metal casing containing the primer and charge of ammunition for firearms. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired An inexact, non-technical term indicating a magazine holding more rounds than might be considered "average Barrel length for firearms is determined in different ways, depending on the type of gun. In firearms, a safety or safety catch is a mechanism used to help prevent the accidental discharge of a firearm, helping to ensure safer handling. www.dictionary.com A rifle magazine without a floorplate. Must be loaded from the top only. While less convenient to unload Automatic Rifle A semi-automatic or automatic weapon carrying military characteristics, bayonets, stocks, magazines, etc.
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