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Common Gun Terms

An important part of owning a gun is maintaining it and being knowledgeable about how it works. The following are seven basic terms to be familiar with if you own a gun or are planning on purchasing one.

  • Gunsmith – A person who repairs or modifies firearms. Gunsmiths also inspect firearms to make sure they are safe. They are highly skilled craftsmen, who must be licensed to practice their trade. Gunsmiths may work for a gun manufacturer, gun club, or own their own shop.
  • Gun Dealer – An individual licensed to buy and sell firearms. Gun dealers must comply with all federal, state, and local laws at their stores, including enforcing any mandatory waiting periods or completing background checks at their shops.
  • Gun Club – Also known as a shooting range, a gun club is a place where gun owners can discuss their firearms, purchase shooting accessories, and practice shooting them in a safe environment.
  • Paintball Guns – Guns that use a gas, like carbon dioxide, to shoot balls of paint. Paintball guns are used in the sport of paintball. Paintball guns are usually sold in sporting goods stores, specialty shops or on the internet.
  • Rifle – A gun that is fired from the shoulder with a long barrel designed for range and accuracy. Rifles are commonly used by hunters.
  • Pistol – A gun that is held in the hand and fired. The term pistol may as be used to refer to revolvers.
  • Shotgun – A gun that is usually fired from the shoulder and is often loaded with a shell that contains small projectiles, called shot.
    American Gunsmithing Institute
    Our association is dedicated to the proper usage, education, and development of guns. Our gunsmith association aims to further the dying profession and art of gunsmiths and raise awareness.
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    User Review: "Just had to say this is a great institute dvds are great but tests are hard and make you think thing out. I have taken..." - Tony (OR)
    National Gunsmith Association Llc
    Midway, FL 32343
    If you are a gun enthusiast or gunsmith, you can become a member of our association. The NRA has been preserving our national right to bear arms and dedicated to teaching gun safety.
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    Pro-Shot Gunsmiths
    4 Bennett Drive, Monticello, IL 61856
    We are a full service gunsmith shop dealing in blueing, stock repair and refinishing, checkering, general repairs, restorations and custom work of all kinds.
    (217) 762-3413
    J R Shooting Sports
    519 N Oakhurst Dr, Aurora, IL 60502
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    (630) 236-7788
    User Review: "They charge up front for gun repairs and when they can't figure out how to fix it you do not get a refund. This was the..." - Sim (IL)
    Pine Tree Pistol Club Inc
    5454 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109
    Our gun range offers certified pistol safety classes that present the general public the opportunity to safely acquire and improve their shooting techniques. Get in touch for your all your gun and ammunition needs.
    (815) 874-7399
    Rechkemmer Gunsmithing
    21610 E County Road 1800n, Oakland, IL 61943
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    (217) 346-2039
    User Review: "Always excellent work! a true master gunsmith. Can make any part for any gun. His bluing is top of the line. He is very busy..."
    Popovich Sporting Arms
    744 Indiana Ave, Beecher, IL 60401
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    (708) 946-3300
    User Review: "Only a forty minute drive to get excellent gunsmithing services. Had a recoil pad in stalled on two rifles. Work was..."
    Jones Gun Repair
    3955 Church Rd, Mulkeytown, IL 62865
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    (618) 596-4311
    User Review: "I had my feed latch come out of my special purpose when I took it apart to clean it and called up kenny. He had it fixed..."
    Shooting Sports
    512 12th St., Moline, IL 61265
    Shooting Sports is a 20 year old, family owned, full service guns and ammo retailer, indoor range and firearms training facility.
    (309) 797-2222
    Midstate Firearms Corp
    128 S Main Street, Virginia, IL 62691
    Our shop provides firearm sales, parts, and refinishing services. We can help you with all of your firearm needs, whether you are looking to purchase a new gun or get an old favorite refinished.
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    (217) 741-2435
    User Review: "Best prices anywhere hands down. Fantastic guys, they can get just about anything."
    East Peoria Jewelry & Loan
    213 E Washington St, East Peoria, IL 61611
    We have a variety of paintball guns and hobby firearms for all hobby needs. Our shop provides you with a variety of supplies that will allow you to have the time of your life and enjoy paintball fights.
    (309) 699-7296
    Marengo Guns
    20016 E Grant Hwy Ste D, Marengo, IL 60152
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    (815) 568-4009
    User Review: "Worse shop I have ever been in. There pricing on kimber is high"
    South Post
    104 E Livingston St, Streator, IL 61364
    New Gunslinger in town, promoting low priced gun and ammunition sales. Trades are welcome and we provide FFL transfers at $20/gun. open 6 days a week from 10AM to 7PM. call us or check us out on FB.
    (815) 510-9395
    Black Out Gun Cleaning
    N/A, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    At Black Out Gun Cleaning we know your free time and leisure activities are important. Get more bang with your buck, shooting straighter, with my cleaning your barrel it will stay cleaner longer. Fast
    (630) 973-3581
    Illinois Concealed Carry Classes
    N/A, Schaumburg, IL 60195
    Contact us at (844) 700-8880 in Schaumburg, IL, to find firearm training classes near you. firearm training, schaumburg, il
    (847) 624-4039
    Pad-n-Checker Gunstock Service
    2083 N 1525 East Rd, Findlay, IL 62534
    Welcome to Pad-n-Checker Gunstock Service located in Findlay, IL! We are a full service gunstock repair shop specializing in custom stock checkering, repairing and reconditioning broken, damaged.
    (217) 738-2298
    Second Amendment Sports
    3705 W Elm St, Mchenry, IL 60050
    Second Amendment Sports is a one-stop shop for all firearm-related needs for everyone from novice to expert. Gun store, air-conditioned shooting lanes, on-site gunsmith, firearms classes and more!
    (815) 385-5522

    The first guns were muskets and showed up in the middle of the 17th century. Since then, the technology has changed and developed over time. A modern firearm is a sophisticated piece of equipment. Both rifles and pistols are designed and engineered to a high degree of precision. One of the key developments was standardization. Ammo is now made in a number of sizes, but each of those sizes is specific and set. Firearms are often referred to by their caliber, which refers to the size of the bullets or cartridges they fire. Guns are used for a number of purposes ranging from the military to personal protection to hunting. Hunting rifles are amongst the more common guns sold. Sub machine guns are used by military and law enforcement officials. Most guns, these days, are mass produced and sold through dealers and gun stores. Legal requirements for gun ownership vary from state to state and sometimes county to county. Dealers are commonly held responsible for ensuring that customers fulfill those requirements. However, there are still some custom guns made. The modern gunsmith likely works out of a shop or store. They make new guns or repair old ones. A gunsmith uses various tools and replacement parts, such as safety mechanisms or a new stock. Most gun parts are made of metal. Gunsmiths, even ones that do not have a shop and work only on their own weapons, are licensed. They are often required to keep guns in a safe when not working on them. Gunsmiths may also work with gun clubs and at firing ranges, offering basic repairs and advice on maintenance and cleaning. Some gunsmiths may work with non-lethal weaponry, such as paintball guns. Paintball is very popular in some areas, with numerous clubs of enthusiasts.
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