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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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    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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    Palace Jewelry & Loan
    1420 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    Palace Jewelry & Loan is conveniently located between Union and Pike on 1st Avenue A family owned business that has been serving Seattle with integrity for 52 years. We buy Gold, guitars & guns.
    (206) 624-7962
    United Studios of Self Defense
    8924 161st Ave Ne, Redmond, WA 98052
    The Ultimate in Personalized Martial Arts Instruction for you and your family. Come see for yourself how the power of personalized martial arts instruction can change your life. Call or visit today.
    (425) 556-9170
    Spot On Smithing
    Were here for all of your Smithing needs from cleaning to repairs to modifications? What ever your firearm is doing of not we can fix it and if you can imagine it we can make it happen.
    (425) 533-8555
    Central Gun Exchange
    1016 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
    (206) 624-0430
    Butch's Gun Shop
    7503 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 789-7575
    Market Arms The
    2401 Nw Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 789-0470
    Lock & Load Firearms Training
    9243 21st Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98106
    (206) 841-8483
    Gun+Works Llc.
    220 Nw 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107
    (206) 612-7982
    Markus Lefkovits
    3805 108th Ave Ne, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 307-1124
    Discount Gun Sales
    10676 Ne 8th St Ste B, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 453-7184
    Wades Eastside Guns
    13570 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98005
    (425) 649-5995
    Baker and Company
    11004 14th Ave Ne, Seattle, WA 98125
    (206) 420-2137
    Top Guns, Inc.
    16053 Aurora Ave N Ste J, Seattle, WA 98133
    (206) 801-7390
    Estate Arms Company LLC
    14400 Bel Red Rd Ste 110, Bellevue, WA 98007
    (425) 644-1900
    Discount Gun Sales LLC
    12700 Ne 124th St Ste 210, Kirkland, WA 98034
    (425) 823-9509

    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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