A spring-driven rod-like firing pin, or a separate component which impacts the firing pin, which travels in a linear path to strike the primer.


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.


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.