Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10

A Firearm Quick-Reference Glossary

Firearms terms can be a contentious topic, but things really get skewed by ignorance or deliberation when guns appear on the TV tube or in the headlines.

ACTION: The working mechanism of a firearm. Various types exist, including single-shots, multi-barrels, revolvers, slide or pump actions, lever-actions, bolt actions, semi-automatics and automatics.

BRASS: A synonym for expended metallic cartridge cases.

CARTRIDGE: A single, complete round of ammunition.

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