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.
A button-type trigger, the end of which is pressed to fire the firearm.
An adaptation to a firearm to enable the firing of smaller or lower powered ammunition for which it was originally intended.
A cartridge having a projectile smaller than is standard for the firearm in which it is used.
A tube which is place in the bore of a firearm to enable the firing of smaller or lower powered ammunition.
A wood finish which is achieved by scorching to give a darkened and grainy appearance.
The velocity of a projectile at the highest point of the trajectory.
A device attached to the muzzle of a firearm to reduce the noise of discharge. Sometimes called a silencer.
A bullet that has been completely formed by impacting the bullet material into a die.
A shotgun barrel constriction which has been formed at or near the muzzle by the use of dies or hammers.