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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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    X M X Guns
    108 Se Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    Welcome to X M X Guns, Okeechobee, Florida's premier gun shop. We sell all types of fire arms and bullets, as well as reloading equipment including primer, powders, reloading dies, and much MORE!
    (863) 357-0535
    A Gunslinger Firearms
    450 Nw Lake Whitney Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
    Our gunslinger store is a full service gun shop that offers handguns, rifles, ammunition, cleaning supplies, reloading equipment, gunsmithing, safes, and concealed carry weapons classes and CCW training.
    (772) 204-9055
    Avon Park Gunsmoke
    917 W Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825
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    (863) 784-0402
    User Review: "Very rude not help at all"
    Okeechobee Shooting Sports
    7055 Ne 48th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    (863) 357-3006
    Mike's Okeechobee Guns
    105 Sw Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    (863) 763-0122
    Shoote's Choice
    122 Se Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    (863) 623-4086
    The Hunters' Den
    513 Sw Park St, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    (863) 467-5483
    Gun Shop The
    2020 S Parrott Ave Ste 102, Okeechobee, FL 34974
    (863) 357-1115
    Wherrell Machine
    107 Sw 2nd St, Okeechobee, FL 34974
    (863) 357-0900
    Knight's Armament Co
    7750 9th St Sw, Vero Beach, FL 32968
    (772) 562-0367
    Dixie Weapons Repair LLC
    960 36th Ct Sw, Vero Beach, FL 32968
    (772) 569-3448
    Tomick Fire Arms
    1198 County Road 621 E, Lake Placid, FL 33852
    (863) 465-7500
    South Florida Shooting Sports LLC
    7600 Sw Fox Brown Rd, Indiantown, FL 34956
    (772) 597-4668
    A Gunslinger
    450 Nw Lake Whitney Pl, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
    (772) 204-9055
    Allstar Gun & Pawn
    2520 Us Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 471-2050

    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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