STRIP

To disassemble a firearm in order to clean, repair or transport it. “Field stripping” is simple disassembling for cleaning; “detail stripping” is a complete disassembly of the firearm into it’s components.

STRIPPED ACTION

A receiver or frame of a firearm from which all parts have been removed.

STRIPPING

1. The act of disassembling a firearm. 2. The act of transferring cartridges from a loading (“stripper”) clip to the magazine. 3. Failure of a bullet to engage the rifling properly.

STUD TRIGGER

A button-type trigger, the end of which is pressed to fire the firearm.

SUBCALIBER

An adaptation to a firearm to enable the firing of smaller or lower powered ammunition for which it was originally intended.

SUB-CALIBER AMMUNITION

A cartridge having a projectile smaller than is standard for the firearm in which it is used.