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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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    67 Guns
    N/A, Saint Joe, IN 46785
    Contact our online gun store at (866) 706-5049 in Saint Joe, IN, for a complete line of guns, ammunition, and accessories.
    (260) 645-0983
    Ed Hirschy's Discount Guns & Shooting Supplies
    17929 Tonkel Rd, Auburn, IN 46706
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    (260) 627-3119
    User Review: "Ed won't give you a price at all! he wants you to "do your homework" and come to him with your price and maybe he can do it..."
    M&M Gun Repair
    5828 E 700 N, Decatur, IN 46733
    Our Gun & Gunsmiths offers a wide range of firearms, ammo, semi-auto, rife, pistol, shotgun & other weapons. We provide other gun accessories including primers, gun components, scopes & more.
    (260) 728-9306
    Indiana Precision Shooting Supply LLC
    15212 Tonkel Rd, Leo, IN 46765
    (260) 627-0787
    Mile Corner Gun & Gallery Inc
    4510 State Road 327, Garrett, IN 46738
    (260) 357-3567
    J B Custom
    16335 Lima Rd Ste 8, Huntertown, IN 46748
    (260) 338-1894
    660 Lincoln Hwy W, New Haven, IN 46774
    (260) 749-0900
    Staley Rudy
    12109 Road 200, Cecil, OH 45821
    (419) 399-3721
    Whan Company Inc
    11750 E State Road 205, Laotto, IN 46763
    (260) 897-3774
    The Ol Ball and Chain Shop
    1005 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 482-9111
    McDougall Fire Arms LLC
    116 S Main St, Paulding, OH 45879
    (419) 258-1373
    Sinclair International None
    1315 Directors Row Ste 203, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    (260) 482-3670
    Zx Gun
    821 W Coliseum Blvd Ste 7, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    (260) 471-4867
    US Department of Justice
    919 S Harrison St Ste 429, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    (260) 424-4440
    B & H Firearms
    419 W Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
    (260) 456-4906

    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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