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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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    Twenty Eight Red Pawn
    640 John Sims Pkwy E, Niceville, FL 32578
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    (850) 678-5999
    User Review: "You got to watch this guy he will get you. Piss poor prices"
    MCN Precision Gunsmithing
    9492 Pine Lilly Ct, Navarre, FL 32566
    We're a renowned gunsmith company specializing in the gunsmithing business, specializing in AR15 and 1911's. However, we will be happy to help with any other weapon repair, inspection, or cleaning.
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    (850) 736-9931
    User Review: "Had mark ship a pistol for me as well as give a quick once over to a smith revolver and I am very satisfied with his work...."
    Lock and Gunsmith Inc
    1420 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32502
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    (850) 434-2656
    User Review: "These guys have been in business for years, the business goes back to the 30's. Gunsmith can build you a rifle to hunt..."
    Destin Guns Inc
    981 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541
    (850) 269-0450
    Patriot Arms
    105 Hughes St Ne, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    (850) 226-7488
    Azusa Pawn Shop
    14 Eglin Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    (850) 796-4307
    Charter Oak Firearms
    1817 John Sims Pkwy E, Niceville, FL 32578
    (850) 678-4867
    Ranger Firearms & Mercantile
    1130 Hospital Rd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    (850) 862-5486
    Wind River Rifle Inc
    1 Duval St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    (850) 862-1065
    Custom Systems
    17 Sherwood Rd Nw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    (850) 862-5168
    Panhandle Firearms
    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
    (877) 679-3212
    Advanced Tactical Solutions
    3906 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (850) 622-2715
    Copeland's Gun Shop
    17290 Us Highway 331 S, Freeport, FL 32439
    (850) 835-4277
    Steve Ferris' Firearms
    2691 Salamanca St, Navarre, FL 32566
    (850) 686-0837
    Po Boy's Guns & Ammo Inc
    707 Us Highway 331 S, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
    (850) 892-4444

    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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