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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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    Sullivan Holster Shop
    2521 Success Dr, Odessa, FL 33556
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    (727) 376-3209
    User Review: "In 1984 I had them make a a nice duty rig and it was the best that you could get any where but now they don't want to keep..."
    Firing Line Gun Range
    6123 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL 34668
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    (727) 849-7457
    User Review: "I enjoy this range. The personnel are very helpful and they offer good service."
    Shooting Sports Inc
    7811 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
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    (813) 933-3000
    User Review: "I've been to shooting sports three times and each and every time, the staff seemed knowledgable, helpful, professional and..."
    Take AIM Guns & Safes
    36645 Us Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    (727) 934-9675
    Florida Survivalist
    1121 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
    (727) 738-4867
    Jct Arms LLC
    2109 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
    (727) 736-4867
    Gun City Corporation
    28660 Us Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761
    (727) 797-9555
    Britton's Guns & Ammo
    1743 S Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    (727) 942-2262
    Tradewinds Trading Company
    180 Race Track Rd N, Oldsmar, FL 34677
    (813) 891-9947
    High Noon Holsters
    648 George St N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
    (727) 939-2701
    Coles Gun Shop
    1903 Douglas Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
    (727) 447-0507
    Safety Harbor Firearms
    985 Harbor Lake Dr Ste 14, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    (727) 726-2500
    Deer Hunter Guns
    2797 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759
    (727) 724-9038
    Harbor Reloading & Supply
    2140 Sunnydale Blvd Ste H, Clearwater, FL 33765
    (727) 446-7233
    Weapons World Inc
    1650 N Hercules Ave Ste A, Clearwater, FL 33765
    (727) 446-1900

    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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