The Definition of Modern Isosceles
In the Modern Isosceles
the feet are roughly shoulder width apart, with the gun-side foot closer to the target than the off-side foot.
The knees are flexed, and the entire body leans slightly toward the target. The shoulders are closer to the target than the hips, and the hips are more forward than the knees.
The shoulders are rotated forward and the head, rather than being upright, is vultured down behind the sights.
The entire body thus has an aggressively forward appearance, and is poised to move quickly if necessary.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
A small piece of leather or cloth. A patch can refer to the wadding used in loading a muzzle loading firearms or the piece of cloth used to clean a firearm bore.
This means a shooter who is right-handed but left-eyed, or left-handed and right-eyed.
A gun with more than one barrel, the most common being the double-barreled shotgun.
A bolt-action designed by Browning firearms.
The x-bolt action features a short 60° bolt lift. So it is fast cycling and allows working the bolt quicker without the scope getting in the way.
A round of ammunition that does not fire.
Racking the slide incorrectly by allowing your hand to rest upon the slide as it moves forward during the loading procedure. Riding the slide is a common cause of misfeeds and other malfunctions.
Hidden from view. A handgun is concealed when it is carried in such a manner that is unseen.
The distance that equates the exit pupil size of a rifle scope's
ocular lens to the entrance pupil of the user, in order to achieve the largest, unvignetted view.
This distance must be sufficient to ensure that the ocular rim of the scope does not lacerate the shooter's
eyebrow upon recoil. And, the scope should be positioned so that eye relief is suitable when the rifle is comfortably mounted.
The angle of the butt of a gun in relation to the line of sight.
Pitch is measured by resting the gun with its butt flat on a floor, the top of the receiver against a wall and its muzzle pointing up.
The distance of the muzzle from the wall is the gun's pitch down.
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.
A mechanical device to make it easier to fill magazines using less hand strength and without hurting one's fingertips or thumbs.
If the trigger is able to continue moving to the rear after the shot has fired, the trigger is said to over-travel.
A shotgun pattern with a hole in the middle generally caused by the interference of the top wad.
Helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis.
This spin serves to gyroscopically stabilize the projectile, improving its aerodynamic stability and accuracy.
A self-loading firearm whose breechblock and barrel are not positively locked together, but which incorporates a mechanism which initially restricts the breechblock from moving when fired, delaying its opening.