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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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    Sell Antiques
    1488 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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    (801) 486-1349
    User Review: "I am a stickler about good customer service and this place does not have it. The attitude border lined on rude and I have..." - katherine (UT)
    Xtreme Pawn
    7106 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84084
    We have been serving our customers for over 20 years by providing the best opportunity for selling items and getting loans. We buy and sell gold and jewelry, guns and ammo, electronics, and much more!
    (801) 561-9020
    Freedom First Firearms
    2502 W Grand Terrace Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043
    Gun retailer and gunsmith specialists. We provide firearm permits, concealed carry permits. We carry a variety of firearms, guns, bullets and accessories.
    (801) 341-9067
    Alex Gun Shop LLC
    2607 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
    (801) 484-4867
    Cobra Enterprises Inc
    1960 S Milestone Dr Ste F, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 908-8300
    A Ti LTD
    2779 W Directors Row, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 973-3836
    Barlow's Custom Guns
    2698 S Redwood Rd Ste K, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
    (801) 973-4788
    Golden Spike Firearms & Pawn
    3594 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
    (801) 974-5415
    Dta Inc
    1995 W Alexander St, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
    (801) 975-7272
    Discount Guns and Ammo
    2140 S 1260 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
    (801) 972-5843
    Vector Arms
    270 W 500 N, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
    (801) 295-1917
    Doug's Shoot'n Sports
    4926 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
    (801) 966-1802
    4791 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
    (801) 268-4335
    Get Some Guns & Ammo LLC
    6651 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
    (801) 562-1222
    Utah Safe Outlet
    601 W 900 S Ste B, Bountiful, UT 84010
    (801) 294-7233

    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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