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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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    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
    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
    Comal Pawn
    1105 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830) 625-3117
    Oldag Guns
    1551 N Walnut Ave Ste 33, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    (830) 214-6986
    Dietz Gun Shop & Range Inc
    421 Range Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    (830) 885-4662
    Hill Country Rifle
    5726 Safari Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    (830) 609-3139
    Precision Stock Works
    5726 Safari Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    (830) 643-1329
    New Braunfels Gun Repair
    5726 Safari Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    (830) 609-1335
    Kidd Innovative Design
    2633 Terminal Loop Rd, Mc Queeney, TX 78123
    (830) 557-5433
    Seguin Gun & Pawn
    410 E Gonzales St, Seguin, TX 78155
    (830) 372-4560
    National Pawn & Jewelry
    1420 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-5626
    Jewell Triggers Inc
    3620 N State Highway 123, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 353-2999
    Conetrol Scope Mounts
    10225 S State Highway 123, Seguin, TX 78155
    (830) 379-3030
    National Pawn & Jewelry
    1709 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
    (512) 396-5626

    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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