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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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    Carlisle Gun Works
    828 Hamilton Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
    full service certified gunsmith, FFL , firearm transfers, law-enforcement armorer. We repair, refurbish, clean firearms. Large array of services
    (717) 254-6701
    Maryland Gun Trader
    655 Golden Dr, Westminster, MD 21157
    Visit our gun traders if you are a gun enthusiast in Westminster, MD. Learn about your 2nd Amendment rights from our experienced and knowledgeable gun experts.
    (443) 201-1361
    Custom Gun Finishes
    280 Wood Street, Po Box 32, Cumbola, PA 17930
    DuraCoat specialty firearms and finishes will get you all of your needs with firearms and other tools. We have crest ultrasonic firearms cleaning and lubrication, along with hydro-graphics, scope mounts and upgrades.
    (570) 277-6420
    Classic Firearms
    2201 Market St Ste 4, Camp Hill, PA 17011
    (717) 731-0991
    Mechanicsburg Ordnance Co.
    711 S York St Ste 104, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    (717) 766-9606
    Skw Firearms
    324 S Enola Dr, Enola, PA 17025
    (717) 695-4509
    Warrington Hunting Club Sporting Clays
    1400 Lisburn Rd, Wellsville, PA 17365
    (717) 432-2427
    Staudt's Gun Shop
    7050 Allentown Blvd Ste 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 412-4138
    Logan David R Muzzleloading Shop
    7580 Morningstar Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717) 652-1836
    Classic Arms Gunshop
    2990 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315
    (717) 767-2512
    West Shore Gun Shop
    222 Verbeke St, Marysville, PA 17053
    (717) 957-4799
    Bullseye Shooters Source
    1636 S Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    (717) 361-1626
    Lanco Tactical LLC
    498 W High St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    (717) 367-7221
    York Score
    2101 Pennsylvania Ave, York, PA 17404
    (717) 845-8830
    Horseshoe Pike Gun Shop
    2703 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra, PA 17078
    (717) 838-3324

    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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