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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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    Mike & Kates Sports Shopp
    7492 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
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    (215) 745-7740
    User Review: "Lousy customer service, sales person did not have a clue and was only after the sale."
    Black Powder Shop
    1411 Lorain Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Gunsmithing done on muzzleloaders - black powder cartridge rifles - modern rifles and pistols - repairs and restorations
    (610) 868-7729
    Endless Mountain Arms
    224 Carpenter St, Muncy, PA 17756
    Your top of the line gunsmith providing general gunsmithing, custom rifles, stock work, bluing, and other services. Come here for your supplies, ammunition, and training needs.
    (570) 546-3346
    Campbell's Sporting Goods Store
    209 Jennie St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
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    (814) 695-8552
    User Review: "I was a first time gun buyer (owner). They were very helpful in explaining the different handguns to me. Not pushy..."
    Hemlock Gun Shop Inc
    Rr 590, Hawley, PA 18438
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    (570) 226-9410
    User Review: "Many times doing business always a pleasure. even if it's lou :))" - Geff (PA)
    Bob's Gunsmithing
    120 Holly Dr, Downingtown, PA 19335
    Providing general firearm repair & supplies as well as numerous gun services.
    (610) 873-2062
    Greg's Guns & Ammo
    1038 8th Ave, Berwick, PA 18603
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    (570) 752-9557
    User Review: "Nice place but hard to find since they moved to stillwater pa"
    Wells Custom Gun Makers
    1750 Maloney Hill Rd, Nicholson, PA 18446
    We are a full service gun shop that specialized in custom built firearms. Stop by today to learn more from our experts.
    (570) 222-2213
    Custom Gun Finishes
    280 Wood Street, Po Box 32, Cumbola, PA 17930
    DuraCoat specialty firearms and finishes will get you all of your needs with firearms and other tools. We have crest ultrasonic firearms cleaning and lubrication, along with hydro-graphics, scope mounts and upgrades.
    (570) 277-6420
    Survival Response Technologies
    112 Thunder Rd, Linden, PA 17744
    We're your trusted, full service gunsmith. We deal in retail firearms, sales and transfers. SOT manufacturer. Armory stocking dealer. When you need the best gunsmith services around, give us a call!
    (570) 484-5520
    Federal Firearms Co
    5035 Thoms Run Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071
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    (412) 221-0300
    User Review: "A family run business for 47 years, nice mom-and-pop store convenient to get to a nice selection of new guns and used guns..."
    Capan Vincent
    68 E Church St, Fairchance, PA 15436
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    (724) 564-7720
    User Review: "Decent gunsmith, but this guy is a weird jerk. Acts like he is doing you a huge favor by overcharging you to work on your..."
    Aikido Masters
    2008 Eberhart Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052
    Aikido Masters is the Lehigh Valley's premiere martial arts school. We offer competitive prices and a free trial lesson. Learn up to 9 different styles.
    (484) 245-0567
    Carlisle Gun Works
    828 Hamilton Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
    full service certified gunsmith, FFL , firearm transfers, law-enforcement armorer. We repair, refurbish, clean firearms. Large array of services
    (717) 254-6701
    Brooks Armory Company
    Duck Pond Road, Connellsville, PA 15425
    Gunsmithing. Firearms and Accessories. Certified Firearms Instruction. For the top gun in guns, look to Brooks.
    (724) 620-1125

    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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