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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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    Hammer Down Gun Shop
    3120 Waccamaw Blvd Ste H, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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    (843) 236-9726
    User Review: "The best gun shop on the strand. The people working in the store are friendly and extremely helpful. This is where I go..." - James (SC)
    Dick's Pawn Shop
    1852 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    We also boast a secure upscale jewelry store with a wide selection of beautiful luxury items. A custom jeweler is available at each of our locations to serve your specific needs.
    (843) 236-7735
    Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range
    4857 Highway 17 Byp S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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    (843) 293-4344
    User Review: "Will not do business or utilize this range again. They are price gouging on weapons and ammo due to the current shortage...." - James (SC)
    East Coast Custom Firearms
    3116 Shetland Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 293-1470
    Dcm Consulting LLC
    2309 Water Tower Rd Unit D, Longs, SC 29568
    (843) 399-1014
    Brown & Son Guns
    406 37th Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    (843) 272-4867
    Baker's Pawn Shop
    1405 3rd Ave, Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 248-3627
    Western Union
    1155 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
    (843) 903-7296
    707 Gun Shop
    6294 Highway 707 Unit D, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 650-7468
    707 Indoor Shooting Range
    6925 Highway 707, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (843) 215-7468
    The Gun Store
    3414 Highway 701 S, Conway, SC 29527
    (843) 397-4867
    Graham's Gun Repair & Sales
    6087 Antioch Rd, Conway, SC 29527
    (843) 397-0755
    Carl's V-Twins Custom Motorcycle Repair & Guns
    1717 4th Ave, Conway, SC 29527
    (843) 488-2453
    Coastal Sports
    3418 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 651-3131
    Iron Traders Gun Company Inc
    7290 Beach Dr Sw Ste 7, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
    (910) 575-4766

    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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