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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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    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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    3904 Maccorkle Ave Se, Charleston, WV 25304
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    (304) 926-8355
    User Review: "Nice pleasnt place to do buisiness. polite people with fair deals." - gary (WV)
    Will Jewelry & Loan
    5523 Maccorkle Ave Sw, Charleston, WV 25309
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    (304) 768-5101
    User Review: "I'm in the market for a guitar, so I called to see what they had in stock. They said they were not taking phone calls and..."
    Tik Guns & Ammo LLC
    602 Water St, Barboursville, WV 25504
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    (304) 736-9000
    User Review: "If they dont have it in stock, they work extra hard to get it as soon as possible."
    Concealed Handgun Classes LLC
    Shepherdstown, WV 25443
    Let us help you secure a concealed handgun license. Contact us now to learn more about our special courses taught by certified instructors. For your benefit, we take pride in being quick, affordable, and thorough.
    (304) 283-5700
    Dunlap's Gun & Pawn
    110 State Route 19, Hurricane, WV 25526
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    (304) 562-6661
    User Review: "Dont waste your time or gas this is the pit over price goods"
    Dean's Pawn Shop
    313 Maccorkle Ave, Saint Albans, WV 25177
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    (304) 722-4657
    User Review: "I reccommend deans just go there first dont waste your time or gas on the others" - gary (WV)
    Piece of Mind Firearms LLC.
    241 Gashalle Run Road, Triadelphia, WV 26059
    FFL class 3 SOT Firearms Dealer. Sales of NFA guns, Suppressors(silencers), shotguns, rifles, SBR, handguns and more. Check out my website.
    (304) 547-0407
    The Gun Show Pawnbrokers
    117 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 333-3941
    Sand Hill Gun Shop
    406 Stone Church Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003
    (304) 243-0050
    Gun Room The
    443 Carolina Ave, Chester, WV 26034
    (304) 387-3124
    Crum Charles A
    119 E 10th Ave, Ranson, WV 25438
    (304) 725-5430
    Boggs Gun & Wholesale
    421 Beech Ave, Charleston, WV 25302
    (304) 344-1900
    Talkington's Gun Shop
    481 Rr 2 Box, New Martinsville, WV 26155
    (304) 455-1817
    Cardinal Pawnbrokers & Sporting Goods
    1221 S Eisenhower Dr, Beckley, WV 25801
    (304) 253-7357
    Shep's Sporting Goods
    1108 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 267-9199

    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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