The Definition of Practical Shooting
A shooting sport that simulates the use of a small arm in its intended role either as a tool for hunting or personal defense.
True practical shooting limits the small arms, ammunition, and accessories used to those items that would actually be used in the role simulated.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Is a failure of the next round to completely enter the chamber. Misfeeds and failures to feed are very similar, a
failure to feed is a round that never even leaves the top of the magazine, while a misfeed is a
round that leaves the magazine but does not enter the chamber.
The part of the trigger mechanism which holds the hammer or striker back. Pressure on the trigger causes the sear to release the hammer or striker, allowing it to strike the firing pin and discharge the weapon.
An extra flange behind the bolt handle, at the rear of a bolt action receiver (notably the Mauser Model 1898),
which uses the bolt handle as an extra locking surface in the extremely unlikely event of forward bolt lug failure.
The part of a revolver's frame connecting the recoil shield to the barrel-mounting recess; adding considerable strength compared to that
of early black powder Colt revolvers, and providing a base for a rear sight.
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The length, within a rifled barrel, required to accomplish one full rotation. 1:12 Twist, means a bullet passing down the bore would complete one revolution in twelve inches.
1:7 Twist, means a bullet passing down the bore would complete one revolution in seven inches, which makes it a tighter twist than 1:12.
Different weights of bullet require appropriate rates of twist.
Slang word for short barreled revolver.
The sliding metal dowel located at the muzzle end of a revolver cylinder.
After firing, the shooter opens the cylinder and depresses the front end of the ejection rod, which forces the empty cases out of the cylinder.
A device on a firearm which, when operated, results in the hammer or striker being cocked or moved to the ready position.
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.
Slang for eye protection. Referes to either goggles or safety glasses
Being aware of and responsible of which direction your firearm is pointed at all times, and always keeping it pointed in a safe direction.
In the Traditional Isosceles
Both arms are stretched almost equally forward with the gun centered forward.
The knees are straight or only slightly flexed, and the entire body is upright and parallel to the target.
This is an acceptable range stance provided recoil control is not an issue and you don't need to make rapid follow-up shots.
However, if you are practicing for self-defense, you will probably want to use the Modern Isosceles stance stance instead.
A smooth, sometimes contoured plate, within a magazine, at the top of a spring, across which cartridges slide when being loaded into a chamber.
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.
An early form of muzzle-loading revolver wherein, instead of the current practice of having one barrel mated to a multi-chambered rotating cylinder,
multiple joined barrels revolve together around a central axis.
A fully automatic firearm that fires pistol ammunition.
A bullet or shot in flight after discharge from a firearm.
The area of a gun range where firearms are pointed when they are fired. The area of the range forward of the firing line.