EYE PROTECTION

A recommended safety practice utilizing approved safety glasses.

EXPLODING BULLET

A bullet containing an explosive in the nose, intended to explode on impact.

EAR PROTECTION

A recommended safety practice utilizing approved earplugs or muffs.

EFFECTIVE RANGE

The maximum distance at which a projectile can be expected to be useful.

EJECTION

The act of expelling a cartridge or fired case from a firearm.

EJECTION PORT

An opening in a receiver or slide for the ejection of spent or live rounds. This feature may also be used for loading of ammunition. See Loading Port

EJECTOR

A device which expels cartridges or fired cases from a firearm.

EJECTOR ROD

That component which actuates the extractor and/or ejector. Can be manual or automatic. Also called Extractor Rod.

ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT

The vertical movement of a sight to compensate for vertical displacement of a bullet or bullets from the aiming point.