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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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    Gladwin Trade & Sales
    1739 N State St, Gladwin, MI 48624
    We are the area's leading licensed pawnbroker. We will buy and sell almost anything! We take electronics, firearms, ammunition, musical instruments, and more. Cash on the spot!
    (989) 426-6811
    Larry's Gunsmithing
    2005 W Hibbard Rd, Owosso, MI 48867
    We are the leading sales and service of all firearms, also buying used guns. We carry a vast array of fire arms to choose from, all pistols, revolvers, shotguns and more.
    (989) 413-7084
    Larry's Gunsmithing
    1115 Corunna Ave., Owosso, MI 48867
    In the business of gunsmithing for over 32 years. We offer a great selection of hand guns and long guns, firearm accessories, scopes and mounts. We also have many pistols in stock. We also provide custom firearm work.
    (989) 413-7084
    5537 S Huron Rd, Pinconning, MI 48650
    (989) 846-6703
    3912 S Huron Rd, Standish, MI 48658
    (989) 846-9644
    In Sight Firearms
    6700 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48642
    (989) 486-3141
    Kawkawlin Pawn
    2245 S Huron Rd, Kawkawlin, MI 48631
    (989) 671-2277
    Williams Gun Shop Auburn
    116 N Auburn Rd, Auburn, MI 48611
    (989) 266-3128
    William's Gun Shop
    120 E Midland Rd, Auburn, MI 48611
    (989) 266-3301
    Duncan's Outdoor Shop
    501 Salzburg Ave, Bay City, MI 48706
    (989) 894-6691
    Talon Arms
    4665 3 Mile Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
    (989) 684-6557
    Midland Mold & Machining
    1406 E Pine St, Midland, MI 48640
    (989) 832-9534
    Siegrist Gun & Machine Shop
    8752 Turtle Rd, Whittemore, MI 48770
    (989) 873-3929
    The Gun Smith Shop
    1470 Stalker Dr, West Branch, MI 48661
    (989) 345-7619
    Alaskan Gun Trade
    10475 Buck Rd, Freeland, MI 48623
    (989) 695-9165

    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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