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FS - firearms

terms over firearms

TermDefinition
safety Keeps the firearm from accidentally firing
trigger The device that is squeezed to cause the weapon to fire
trigger guard Protects the trigger from being pulled accidentally
barrel Metal tube the bullet travels down when fired.
muzzle The opening at the end of the barrel.
sight part that helps aim the firearm
grip Where you hang on to the end of a handgun.
hammer Device that strikes the firing pin and causes the weapon to fire.
magazine Where cartridges are stored before firing.
cartridge All the parts of ammunition; primer, powder, casing, and bullet
butt The end of a long gun placed against the shoulder when firing.
chamber Area of the weapon where the cartridge sets just before firing
land The part of the barrel not carved out during rifling.
groove The part of the barrel carved out during rifling
bullet Lead object fired out of the barrel
casing Metal part that holds all the cartridge contents.
action The part of the firearm that loads, fires, and ejects a cartridge
Bore The inside of the barrel
caliber the diameter of inside of the barrel measured from land to land
gauge diameter of the barrel of a shotgun
stock the wooden (plastic) part of a long gun between the butt and the action
primer small amount of chemical that creates a spark when struck by the firing pin
striations scratches on the bullet made by the barrel as the bullet travels down the barrel
Created by: lb goodlock