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Being a responsible gun owner means knowing the language. It’s vital that you know gun terminology and common phrases used to describe firearms and the laws that apply to them.
Concealed CarryOpen CarryMethods of Carry
Castle DoctrineDuty to RetreatStand Your Ground
Shall IssueMay IssueConstitutional Carry/Unrestricted/Permitless CarryNon-Issuing
AOW-Any Other WeaponBrandishingBump-FireClass III LicenseCockCrimp-JumpDuty To InformFederal Firearms Licensee (FFL)Form 4473Gun Show LoopholeHigh-Capacity MagazineLaws, Rules and RegulationsMilitary Surplus (MilSurp)NICS – National Instant Criminal Background Check SystemOriginal equipment manufacturer (OEM)PreemptionReciprocityRed Flag LawRight to CarrySecond Amendment (2A)Slam-FireStraw PurchaseTaserTrigger DisciplineZamak
1911 PistolAR-15AR PistolAutoloading Firearms Operating Systems
Curio and Relic (C&R) FirearmsDouble-Action/Single-ActionHammer-Fired/Striker FiredHandgunJ-Frame/K-Frame/L-Frame RevolversPistolPistol-Grip FirearmRevolverSemi-Automatic/Fully Automatic/Single Shot FirearmsShort-Barreled Rifle (SBR)Snub-Nosed RevolverTitle I/Title II Firearms
Holsters/Types of Holsters
KydexPistol BraceQuick-Loading Ammunition Devices
Snap CapsSuppressor/Suppressor-Height SightsTrigger Shoe
Barrel/Barrel CrownBinary TriggerBoreBump StockChamberClipCylinderDust CoverEn Bloc ClipEjection PortEjectorExtractorFlash SuppressorFrameGripGrip SafetyHammerMagazines/Types of Magazines
Magazine CatchMagazine (Mag) WellManual SafetyMuzzleRevolver Loading Mechanisms
SearSingle-Stage/Two-Stage TriggerSlideSlide CatchStrikerTriggerTrigger GuardVent Rib
Armor Piercing Ammunition+P and +P+BallBerdan-Primed/Boxer-PrimedBimetal AmmunitionBJHPBulletCaliberCartridgeCaseChargeCorrosive/Non-Corrosive AmmunitionEBFMJFPEFPSFrangibleGaugeGrainGreen TipHardened LeadHollow PointJHPLow FlashLow Recoil/Managed RecoilLRLRNRoundSJHPSJSPSpecialSWCSWHPTCTMJWCWMR
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