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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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    Elk Castle Shooting Sports
    8240 West Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76108
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    (817) 246-4622
    User Review: "I wanted a xd 40 and the price was 559.00! and I was ignored by all the sales people. I left and bought the pistol from the..." - Derik (TX)
    Panther City Firearms
    3025 Lackland Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116
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    (817) 731-2065
    User Review: "Thank you all for the friendly service and great prices." - Derik (TX)
    Murle's Gunsmith Shop & Sports
    2711 E Highway 377, Granbury, TX 76049
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    (817) 573-9762
    User Review: "I certainly didn't have the experience the previous reviewer had. I went to murle's today to get an old revolver inspected..."
    Texas Cash & Pawn
    902 Palo Pinto St, Weatherford, TX 76086
    (817) 594-5111
    Two Wright Arms Co
    1286 E Highway 199, Springtown, TX 76082
    (817) 677-2957
    Fort Worth Arms
    105 Hayes Ct, Springtown, TX 76082
    (817) 677-2324
    Gun Store The
    4410 Tin Top Rd, Weatherford, TX 76087
    (817) 613-9991
    Lone Star Guns Gallery & Gear
    321 W Interstate 20, Weatherford, TX 76087
    (817) 599-9275
    Wise Lite Arms
    903 S Allen St, Boyd, TX 76023
    (940) 433-8013
    Perfect Shot The
    5124 Vickery Loop E, Fort Worth, TX 76116
    (817) 731-3099
    On Target Firearms Training Academy Inc
    13820 Highway 377 S, Fort Worth, TX 76126
    (817) 443-1488
    Ahern Group LLC
    5752 Boat Club Rd Ste 404, Fort Worth, TX 76179
    (817) 237-9000
    Elk Castle Shooting Sports
    524 S Saginaw Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76179
    (817) 306-9685
    Texas Cash Pawn Shop
    5452 River Oaks Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76114
    (817) 731-0021
    Shooters Club
    2420 Nw 28th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106
    (817) 740-0805

    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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