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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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    Jacob Grey Custom 1911
    125 B Queen Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169
    Jacob Grey Custom offers the best quality and best performing custom .45 caliber 1911 handguns, US made of 100% billet steel with the tightest manufacturing tolerances.
    (800) 804-1380
    Trachts Tactical Hunting and Firearms LLC
    8006 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
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    (803) 708-4749
    User Review: "Large selection great staff and prices brand name guns most with great lifetime warrenties. custom dura coat gun..."
    Firearm Solutions
    2506-C Green Hill Rd., Elgin, SC 29045
    Gunsmithing, Customizing, Bluing, Parkerizing, Firearm Transfers, Manufacturer of NFA Items
    (803) 528-8709
    Barron's Outfitters
    1725 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29204
    (803) 254-5537
    Shooter's Choice
    944 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (803) 791-5498
    Tri-City Pawn Shop Inc
    302 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (803) 796-5255
    Gunsmith Inc The
    1410 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (803) 791-0505
    Decker's Jewelry and Pawn
    1735 Decker Blvd Ste 70, Columbia, SC 29206
    (803) 790-4118
    Palmetto Firearms
    4601 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 798-3670
    Palmetto State Armory
    200 Business Park Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 788-5755
    Best Deal Pawn & Gun
    6207 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    (803) 786-0000
    Southern Safety
    4934 Highway 321, Gaston, SC 29053
    (803) 708-4782
    Defender Shooting Sports LLC
    146 Litton Dr, Lexington, SC 29073
    (803) 358-0305
    Defender Shooting Sports LLC
    1070 S Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29073
    (803) 358-0390
    Lexington Firearms & Gun Works
    1600 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 356-4458

    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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