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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.
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    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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    Troll Mountain Works
    2935 Thousand Oaks #6-234, San Antonio, TX 78247
    We are available by appointment only. We take gun parts in trade for gun repair or custom rifles. We also create custom knives.
    (210) 454-2741
    SA Firearms Instruction
    16418 Cypress Park, San Antonio, TX 78247
    SA Firearms offers CHL classes in San Antonio and more. Contact us for firearms instruction in San Antonio and more. 210.995.7163
    (210) 995-7163
    Imperial North Loan & Jewelry
    4306 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Imperial North Loan & Jewelry has been your local pawn shop in San Antonio.
    (210) 733-5129
    Nardis Gun Club
    4818 Interstate 10 E, San Antonio, TX 78219
    (210) 661-8300
    Doc's Custom Guns
    700 W Fm 78 Ste 205, Cibolo, TX 78108
    (210) 740-8629
    Alamo Sporting Arms
    2529 Boardwalk St, San Antonio, TX 78217
    (210) 829-0297
    Taranis Firearms Services LLC
    1999 Gulfmart St, San Antonio, TX 78217
    (210) 824-1216
    Dale Wise Custom Guns
    1402 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 734-9999
    Nagel Gun Shop
    6201 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
    Homer Nagel began customizing military rifles for hunting and shooting sports in his garage in 1942. With growing demand he and his son Robert H. Nagel established a retail store front.
    (210) 342-5420
    Dury's Guns
    819 Hot Wells Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78223
    (210) 533-5468
    Westmore Shooting Sports
    119 E Turbo Dr Ste 210, San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 290-8040
    Nagel Gun Shop
    118 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 541-0216
    Knife Gallery
    6201 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 342-5420
    Cocked & Locked Firearms
    7340 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 334-0141
    Gun Shop San Antonio
    10130 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 265-1146

    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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