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    ...a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions. Please feel free to add to this list as it grows:


    A thru B


    Abbreviation for automatic colt pistol.

    A firearm's working mechanism (typically the receiver or frame and breech bolt) that facilitates its firing and loading/unloading. There are a variety of types of actions from single to automatic.

    Action Shooting
    A competitive event where participants draw holstered pistols and fire at various-shaped, small targets. The winner is the most accurate shooter or fastest shooter.

    Refers to any gun that fires projectiles (BBs, pellets) by C02 or compressed air.

    A complete assembly consisting of a case, a charge (gunpowder) and a projectile. Also known as fixed ammunition.

    Refers to any firearm, made before 1899, that is not designed to fire fixed ammunition or for which ammunition is unavailable.

    Armor-Piercing Ammunition
    The U.S. Government defines it as projectiles that are used in handguns and which consist (entirely or primarily) of beryllium copper, brass, bronze, depleted uranium, iron, steel or tungsten alloys.

    A government facility that makes, repairs and, stores ammunition and firearms.

    Typically refers to firearms with bore diameters of 3 or more inches. Generally they fire explosive projectiles and must be operated by a crew.

    Assault Rifle
    A selective-fire rifle designed to rapidly fire intermediate power cartridges through selective and automatic fire. This type of firearm originated in early 1940s Germany. Their "storm rifle" was made to spray bullets to maximize the weapon's ability to wound and kill during combat.

    Assault Weapon
    Technically any weapon used in an assault, but usually refers to firearms that are compatible for efficient attacks. See "Weapon."

    Auto(matic) Loading
    See "Semi-Automatic."

    Firearm that continuously feeds cartridges, fires their bullets and ejects their empty cases.

    Automatic Pistol
    Popular term that is a misnomer. See "Semi-Automatic Pistol."

    The part of a pistol that is exposed at the rear of the grip.

    Typically refers to a cylinder-shaped bullet with either a rounded or pointed nose and is typically used with muzzle-loaded firearms.

    The study of projectile motion and effects. In the case of guns, it refers to all factors that affect the bullet, including the velocity, trajectory, size of load, rifling, and more. Each weapon has its own unique "ballistic signature," which leaves markings on the bullets. This allows police laboratories to determine whether two bullets were fired from the same weapon.

    The rifled or smooth tube that a projectile travels after it's been fired.

    Barrel Band
    A fixed or adjustable band that holds a gun's barrel and stock together.

    Barrel liner
    A liner made of special material that is inserted into a bore to either protect the bore, correct bore erosion or to alter the bore so that it can fire smaller caliber ammo.

    Barrel Locks
    Devices inserted into a firearm's barrel or through the barrel and chamber to prevent discharge.

    Barrel Selector
    Component that determines the firing order in a double barrel gun.

    Base Wad
    A paper filling that is found in the shotgun shell's powder charge.

    The flintlock component that, when struck, creates sparks that ignites the powder.

    Bayonet Lug
    A mounting on a firearm for attaching a bayonet or accessory.

    The point to which a firearm's barrel is fitted.

    Beavertail Forend
    A wide-styled forend.

    Benchrest (Shooting)
    A competition where participants fire from a fixed shooting position in an attempt to place consecutive shots into the smallest possible grouping on a paper target. Typically it involves groups of at least 10 shots and at different target distances.

    Berdan Primer
    See "Primer."

    Bird Shot
    Refers to shotgun projectiles that have a diameter less than .24".

    The earliest form of firearm propellant. Except for its use in antique guns, it has been replaced by higher pressure, smokeless powder.

    Blank Cartridge
    A cartridge containing a charge but no projectile. It is used for starter's guns or for special uses such as in movies or theatre productions.

    Blind box magazine
    A magazine that is inserted into a firearm handle and has a permanent closed bottom.

    A gun's blue or black metal finish that is the result of an acid bath. The coloration and protectant applied to barrels and other exposed metal parts on guns.

    The generic term for spent cartridges, even through they're often made of bronze or aluminum. Commonly used in the context of "pick up your brass after you shoot."

    Some shotguns are designed with a hinge that lets the barrel pivot away from the stock so that you can slide in a shell. Opening it this was is called "breaking" the gun.

    A bullet with a tapered end to improve its long-range efficiency.

    Body Armor
    Vest type jacket worn by law enforcement or military personnel. It is usually made of light-weight, bullet resistive material such as Kevlar. Bullet-Proof Jacket or Vest is a misnomer.

    A firearm with an assembly that requires a user to manually lock a cartridge into firing position in its barrel or chamber.

    The interior of a firearm's barrel excluding the chamber. The hole through the center of the barrel, through which the bullet travels. The bore may be smooth (shotguns and muskets) or rifled (rifles and handguns).

    Box magazine
    An ammunition holder where the cartridges are vertically stacked.

    A slang term for a spent case. It's used because a case is most commonly made out of brass.

    The rear part of a gun's bore.

    A movable piece of metal used to open and close a gun's breech.

    Buck Shot
    Refers to shotgun projectiles that have a diameter 24" or greater.

    Buckhorn Sight
    An open, metallic rear sight with sides that curl similarly to a buck's horns.

    Bull Barrel
    A heavier, thicker than normal barrel with little or no taper.

    The projectile expelled from a gun, which is distinct from a cartridge. Bullets come in a variety of types and are usually composed of lead or lead that is shielded with a harder metal.

    Describes the bottom part of a pistol grip and the rear or shoulder portion of a rifle or shotgun.

    Butt plate
    A covering that protects the butt of a firearm. The cover may be metal, plastic, rubber or some other material.

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    C thru D


    Caliber / Calibre
    The diameter of a projectile for a rifled firearm or the interior diameter of a rifled barrel. In the U.S., the diameter is expressed in hundreds of an inch.

    A groove around a projectile's circumference.

    This name applies to any short-barreled rifle (designed for easier use and concealment).

    A single, complete round of ammunition consisting of a case, charge (propellant) and projectile (bullet).

    Case, Casing
    The material that surrounds and holds the charge (cartridge propellant) and/or projectile. It is typically made of brass.

    Caseless Ammunition
    Ammo that includes a propellant charge in its base rather than in a separate case.

    A cartridge with a primer placed at the center of its casing's base.

    The area of a firearm that holds a cartridge immediately prior to its being fired.

    Charcoal Color Casehardening
    A method of strengthening gun metal by subjecting it to high heat and plunging it into cold water.

    Charging Handle / Cocking Handle
    A handle that cycles a semi or fully automatic firearm without discharging.

    The diamond-shaped tool patterns that are cut into firearm grips.

    Cheek Piece
    A raised portion on the side of the gun's stock where a user rests his or her cheek while operating a gun.

    A constriction at or near a shotgun muzzle. It is designed to control shot dispersion.

    Popularly refers to a container that holds a group of cartridges, which may either be transferred or inserted into a firearm.

    The hammer-like device on early firearms that set the weapon into firing position.

    Cocking (a gun)
    Pulling back a gun's hammer into its firing position.

    The portion of the stock where a shooter rests his or her cheek.

    Combination Gun
    Typically refers to a shotgun-style base, supporting both a rifle and a shotgun barrel and capable of using several different calibers of ammo.

    See "Muzzle Brake."

    Cop-Killer Bullet
    An inflammatory phrase typically used to refer to ammunition capable of piercing body armor (bullet-proof jackets).

    A U-shaped yoke that supports and facilitates the operation of a cylinder.

    The part of a shotgun shell that's bent in to hold the shot in place.

    The sighting lines in a telescopic sight.

    The process of rounding and countersinking a barrel muzzle.

    A drum-shaped component of a revolver that houses its ammunition.

    Decorating one metal by inlaying or attaching another metal during the heating process

    Damascus Barrel
    A barrel made by welding thin strips of metal that have been twisted around a metal rod (called a mandrel).

    An accessory, usually added to a rifle's stock, to absorb the shock of recoil.

    A very short-barreled (one or two shot) pocket pistol named after its inventor, Henry Derringer.

    A material used with gun powder to slow its burn rate.

    To ignite (initiate) an explosive device.

    To fire a weapon.

    Travel pattern of bullets fired from a single source.

    A firearm that is fired either by manually cocking the weapon and then pulling the trigger or by using trigger action to both cock and fire the weapon.

    Double-barreled Shotgun
    A shotgun with two separate barrels allowing for two discharges before reloading.

    Double-Set Trigger
    A device consisting of one trigger which cocks and gun while the partner fires it.

    One sixteenth of an ounce (or 1/256 of a pound, or 27.34375 grains).

    Dram equivalent
    A method for describing the power of a shotgun shell by equating its load of modern smokeless power with an equivalent load of black powder, in drams.

    A German term referring to a gun with three-barrels.

    Drum magazine
    Refers to an ammunition holder where cartridges are stored in a circular fashion.

    Dry Firing
    Discharging an unloaded firearm in order to become familiar with its operation.

    A popular term for a cartridge that fails to fire after its primer is struck by the firearm's firing pin. See "Hangfire."

    Dum-Dum Bullet
    A lead-core, shielded bullet with an open nose that was developed by the British in the late 19th Century. It was outlawed by the 1899 Hague Convention.

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    E thru F


    English Stock
    A straight rifle stock with a slender grip.

    A mechanism that throws cases free of a firearm.

    (NRA Condition Standard) all original parts: over 80% original finish: sharp lettering, numeral and design on metal and wood: unmarred wood: fine bore.

    Expanding Bullet
    Any bullet that is designed to expand upon striking. This action increases the bullet's stopping power (and lethality).

    Expert Marksman
    A highly-skilled shooter, capable of hitting any target falling within weapon range.

    Exploding Bullet
    A bullet with an explosive component that explodes under striking (ironically this feature severely reduces its ability to penetrate a target).

    A device that pulls (hooks) spent cases out of a chamber.

    Extrinsic Safety
    An external component that is attached to a gun to avoid unintended discharge, such as a separate trigger lock.

    Factory New
    (NRA Condition Standard) all original parts: 100% original finish: in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.

    (NRA Condition Standard) some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

    To move a live cartridge from a firearm's magazine to its chamber.

    Field Load
    A shot shell load designed for hunting small bird and game.

    (NRA Condition Standard) all original parts: over 30% original finish: sharp lettering and numerals on metal and wood, minor marring on wood, good bore.

    Technically, any pistol, rifle, or shotgun that uses gunpowder to launch projectiles, and is typically a weapon that launches one, or many, projectile(s) at high velocity through confined burning of a propellant. This subsonic burning process is technically known as deflagration, as opposed to supersonic combustion known as a detonation. In older firearms, the propellant was typically black powder or cordite, but modern firearms use smokeless powder or other propellants.

    A generic reference to how heavily or seriously armed a party is.

    Firing Pin
    The breech component that strikes the primer, igniting the cartridge.

    Fit And Finish
    Refers to a firearm's over-all workmanship.

    The light emitted from a weapon's muzzle when it is discharged.

    Flash Hider/Flash Suppressor
    An accessory that is attached to a muzzle. It is designed to minimize any visible muzzle flash during discharge.

    An antique gun which has a firing mechanism consisting of flint striking steel to create sparks that ignites a primer.

    Floor Plate
    The bottom plate of a cartridge magazine that's removable.

    Floating Barrel
    A barrel bedded to avoid contact with a gun's stock.

    Unit of measure of kinetic energy of a bullet.

    Forcing Cone
    The tapered front section of a revolver or shotgun chamber that reduces in size to match the barrel's bore (diameter).

    The potion of a stock located under a firearm's barrel.

    The front portion of a rifle or shotgun stock.

    Feet per second (in regards to projectile speed)

    See "Receiver."

    Frangible bullet
    A projectile designed to minimize ricochets by disintegrating when a hard surface is struck.

    Free Rifle
    A rifle, having to weigh less than 17.6 pounds, that is designed for international-type target shooting.

    Front Strap
    The forward facing portion of a pistol or revolver that is joined with the trigger guard.

    Full choke
    A tight constriction in the muzzle of a shotgun, producing a long range and tight pattern.

    Full Metal Jacket ( FMJ )
    A bullet that is fully encased with a layer of hard metal jacket which maximizes its ability to penetrate a target.

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    Gain Twist
    A barrel with an increasing pitch in its rifle grooves, resulting in an accelerated bullet spin.

    An automatic or semi-automatic firearm that uses propellant gases to operate its case ejections.

    Refers to a shotgun barrels bore size. The larger the number the smaller the bore. The gauge actually describes the number of lead balls the diameter of the bore that it would take to make a pound (e.g., a lead ball that would exactly fit the barrel of a 20-gauge shotgun would weigh 1/20 pound).

    Geneva Convention(s)
    A set of international agreements regarding the behavior of warring nations. It is frequently noted for its ban on the use of ammunition designed to expand upon impact.

    Ghost Ring Sight
    A sight with a large opening and a thin rim that is positioned on the rear of a rifle or a shotgun. It is used in conjunction with a front-mounted sight and results in the ability to quickly find a target.

    (NRA Condition Standard) some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or slightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued (metal re-colored); principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished. Scratched, bruised, or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

    A unit of measure used for bullets or powder. One grain is equal to 1/7000 pound; equals a troy gain or 64.799 milligrams. A grain is not the same as a "granule" or piece of powder.

    The part of the gun's handle held by the hand that works the trigger.

    Grip Safety
    A locking device located on the grip, which unless depressed, prevents a discharge.

    See "Rifling."

    In the U.S., term may be applied to airguns, cannons, pistols, rifles and shotguns.

    Gun Control
    Typically refers to either existing or proposed laws involving firearm sales and ownership.

    The art/practice of building and operating large bore guns.

    Gun Lock
    The firearm mechanism responsible for exploding the primer (charge).

    Gun Powder
    Any powdered substance that can be ignited and is suited for propelling projectiles.

    Gun Smith
    A person skilled in making and repairing guns.

    The firearm component that causes the firing pin to ignite a cartridge primer.

    Hammer block
    A safety device that separates the hammer from the firing pin until discharged.

    A firearm with a frame design that conceals its firing pin and hammer.

    See "Pistol or Revolver"

    A cartridge that has a delayed discharge due either to defective primer or a defective blow from a firing pin.

    The base of a bullet or firearm stock.

    High-Capacity Magazine
    An informal reference to a magazine holding a high number of cartridges.

    High Intensity
    Projectiles that fire at a very high velocity, resulting in longer range shots.

    Hinged Frame Action
    A firearm design where the action may be opened to pivot down, sideways or up to allow for loading and unloading.

    Hollow-Point Bullet
    A bullet with a concave nose that maximizes its ability to expand after it penetrates a target.

    A fairly recently coined term for persons with an irrational fear of weapons. Apparently pejorative, it comes from the Greek words for tool or weapon and fear.

    Abbreviation for a hollow point bullet.

    Igniting Charge
    See "Primer."

    Improved Cylinder choke
    A minimal amount of barrel constriction that permits a wide shot pattern.

    Intrinsic Safety Device
    Any permanently installed firearm component that is designed to minimize the chance of an unintended discharge.

    Iron Sights
    A non-telescopic firearm sight, attached permanetly during manufacture.

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    A layer of material, metal or synthetic, which encloses the (typically lead) core of a bullet.

    Abbreviation for a (Jacketed) Hollowpoint bullet.

    Abbreviation for a Jacketed Soft Point bullet.

    Refers to the change in bore diameter as a bullet travels from a chamber to the muzzle.

    Kentucky Rifle
    A type of flintlock firearm, characterized by a short stock and a long barrel.

    A lightweight bullet resistive material.

    The elongated hole caused when an unstable projectile strikes a target sideways.

    See "Recoil."

    Laminated Stock
    A warp-resistant stock that is made layers of wood that have been glued together under pressure.

    Land And Groove Impression
    The rifling marks left on a discharged bullet.

    See "Rifling."

    (Pronounced with a long "e") Aiming in front of a moving target to compensate for the distance it will travel while the bullet or shot are on the way.

    Remnants in a firearm bore that is left by fired bullets.

    A gun mechanism that is operated (loaded, fired, unloaded) by a lever, typically located below the receiver.

    A firearm with a cartridge in its firing chamber.

    Loading Gate
    A hinged or spring loaded cover that, when opened, allows a firearm to be loaded or inloaded.

    Loading Port
    A receiver opening that facilitates a cartridge.

    Typically refers to securing the bolt of a firearm before firing it.

    Lock Box
    A heavy, metal storage box with either a key or combination lock that is used for a pistol, ammunition and accessories storage.

    Locking Lugs
    Firearm bolt projections that fit into a receiver so that, when the bolt is closed, the action is locked into firing position.

    Abbreviation for long rifle.

    Machine Pistol
    See "Submachine Gun."

    Machine Gun
    A rifled firearm capable of automatically feeding, firing and ejecting high-powered cartridges. Typically only military ownership and use is permitted.

    Refers to either a permanent or detachable, spring-loaded container for cartridges. It is often considered the same as a clip. One distinction is that, externally, a magazine appears to complete the firearm's form, while a clip is an ammunition insert (or transfer device) that does not affect external appearance.

    Magazine Disconnector
    See "Magazine safety."

    Magazine Floorplate
    The bottom of a fixed magazine.

    Magazine Follower
    A spring-actuated device to push cartridges in a magazine to the feeding position.

    Magazine Release
    A device that retains or releases a detachable magazine in a firearm.

    Magazine Safety
    A device that prevents a pistol from firing without a magazine from being fully inserted.

    Magazine Well
    The opening in a firearm that receives the detachable magazine.

    Refers to a gun designed to fire heavy-powder load metal cartridges or shells.

    A strong spring - an energy storage device that operates the striker or hammer of a firearm.

    Mannlicher Stock
    A slender forend that extends to the muzzle.

    A treated cord (cotton or hemp) used for ignition in matchlock firearms.

    An early firearm with a firing mechanism that held a smoldering treated cord (match), which would burn until it reached a barrel opening (touch hole), explode the powder, discharging a bullet.

    Metallic Sight
    A firearm sight to aid a user's aim but is not telescopic.

    Micrometer Sight
    A sight that is finely adjustable.

    Military Firearm
    An informal term, generally implying a pistol with accessories that is suited for military rather than civilian use.

    When cartridge fails to fire due to it or a firearm being defective.

    Monte Carlo Stock
    A stock with an elevated comb that is typically used with rifles equipped with telescopic sights.

    A cartridge's open end that accepts a bullet.

    A gun with more than one barrel (ex. double-barreled shotgun or derringer).

    Mushroomed Bullet
    Describes a bullet's nose which has expanded after striking a target.

    A long-barreled, flared end firearm with a smooth bore. It was a single-shot weapon, loaded through its muzzle.

    A musket with a modified barrel for use by soldiers on horseback.

    A barrel's open end that is a projectile's exit.

    Muzzle Brake
    A muzzle with an accessory or a modification that acts to control gas expansion, which in turn, reduces the amount of gun recoil.

    The earliest fore-runner of modern firearms. Such guns require powder and projectiles to be separately loaded through either the muzzle or, with revolvers, through cylinder chambers.

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    N thru P


    National Firearms Act of 1934
    Federal act that regulates firearm ownership and sales and registration of certain classes of firearms.

    Negligent Discharge
    A term that is used to refer to unintended discharge of a firearm that causes bodily injury, property damage, etc. Gun advocates and proponents debate whether it should be synonymous with accidental discharge.

    Needle Gun
    An early rifle that was first fired using a bolt action.

    The area of a firearm where flame accesses and ignites a cartridge's powder charge.

    The forward point of a bullet.

    NRA (National Rifle Association)
    This organization is an advocate of the public's right to own guns, provides training related to safe gun use, and sponsors firearm competitions on a national basis.

    The curved nose of a missile, rocket or projectile.

    Open Sight
    A commonly used sight that is located at the rear of pistols rifles and shotguns and has an open notch at its top.

    Operating Handle
    See "Charging Handle."

    Optical Sight
    Generic reference for laser and telescopic sights.

    Out Of Battery
    Describes a breeching mechanism that is properly aligned for firing.

    Over-Under ( O/U )
    A two-barrel gun in which the barrels are vertically stacked.

    A small side-mounted container found in early firearms, which held priming powder.

    The word is a word coined by German arms maker Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken and is derived from the Latin saying "si vis pacem, para bellum," meaning "If you want peace, Prepare for war."

    A gray or green, rust-resistant matted finish used on military guns.

    Partition Bullet
    A two-chambered, jacketed bullet. The front portion expands on impact and the rear piece remains intact to ensure penetration.

    Refers either to cloth used to clean a gun's bore or a piece of leather or cloth that is wrapped around a bullet (round ball) before a ram rod is used to load it into a muzzle-loaded gun.

    Patch Box
    A covered compartment in the butt stock of a muzzle-loading rifle that stores, primarily, patches.

    Small round projectiles loaded in cartridge shells and/or the skirted projectiles used in pellet guns.

    Pellet Gun
    A rifle or pistol that fires pellets using compressed air or CO2.

    Pennsylvania Rifle
    See "Kentucky Rifle."

    Early form of a repeating pistol consisting of several barrels bored in a circle in a metal cylinder.

    Percussion Cap
    A small metal explosive-filled cup that is placed over the nipple of a percussion firearm.

    Percussion Lock
    An early firearm, such as a flintlock, which is operated via a gunlock that strikes a percussion cap.

    Personalized Gun
    A pistol that has been specially customized so that it may only be fired by an authorized user. A magnetic or electronic system is used so that only the authorized person can release the firing mechanism.

    Any variety of gun, including revolvers, which may be readily held and fired in one hand.

    Pistol Grip
    The protrusion on the handgun, or on the buttstock or front portion of a shoulder-operated gun, that allows the weapon to be comfortably held by a hand.

    Describes the very common practice of firing at various inanimate targets such as cans, bottles, etc.

    Poor (NRA Condition Standard)
    Major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated; wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesired as a collector's firearm.

    Pope Rib
    A ribbed barrel designed to facilitate a forward-mounted scope.

    Practical Shooting
    A sporting activity involving the simulation of the environment in which small arms are used.

    The part of a cartridge that is ignited to propel a bullet.

    Refers to the source that propels a projectile such as ignited powder charge in a firearm or, in pellet guns, compressed air or CO2.

    Proof Mark
    A stamp applied to a firearm to indicate its passage of a proof test.

    Proof Test
    Testing a firearm's barrel and action strength by firing overloaded ammunition.

    Pump Action
    An action that functions via a slide that moves parallel to the barrel. Rear motion acts as an ejector and forward motion loads and secures the weapon for firing.

    Pumpkin Ball
    A lead ball (large) that is loaded into and fired by shotguns.

    Trade name for a type of blackpowder substitute.

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    Q thru R


    Quaker Gun
    Refers to a fake, usually wooden gun, used as a prop.

    A wood or metal rod for loading a wad and bullet into the barrel of a muzzle-loader.

    See "Action."

    Receiver Ring
    The part of the receiver that is threaded to allow attachment of a barrel.

    The reactive, often violent, backwards force that occurs after a firearm has been fired.

    Refers to a firearm (usually a rifle) designed or modified to fire with minimum recoil (kickback action).

    Recoil Pad
    A soft material pad that is attached (or built-into) a gun's butt end in order to reduce the impact of a gun's recoil.

    Recoil Shield
    Refers to metal extensions on the frame of a gun which prevents cartridges from sliding off of a cylinder as well as protect exposed cartridge primers.

    Recoil Spring
    A spring that repositions a gun slide back into firing alignment (battery).

    A previously used cartridge that has been reassembled with a new charge and projectile.

    Repeating Firearm
    A firearm capable of being fired repeatedly without manual effort by its user.

    Typically a pistol with a multi-chambered cylinder that rotates to line-up each chamber with a single barrel and firing pin.

    Rim Fire.

    A raised surface, that is located along the top of a gun barrel and is used as a sight.

    A projectile that's diverted in another direction after initial impact.

    A shoulder gun having a barrel with a rifled bore.

    Rifled Slug
    A cylinder-shaped projectile designed to be fired by a shotgun.

    Refers to cutting spiral grooves into a gun's bore. This results in a projectile being spun when shot, creating a more accurate (stable) flight.

    A cartridge with a rim that contains primer.

    Riot Gun
    A term for a short barreled repeating shotgun.

    See "Cartridge." Still used and refers to a bullet out of deference to the fact that they were round until the mid 18 century.

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    A smaller caliber cartridge encased in a larger bore carrier. This modified cartridge allows a larger caliber firearm to shot smaller caliber ammunition.

    A firearm accessory designed to prevent discharge by locking the firing mechanism.

    Saturday Night Special
    A pejorative term that originated as a catch-all reference to very inexpensive handguns that were used in weekend crimes and violent altercations.

    Sawed Off
    Generally refers to a short-barreled rifle or shot-gun; implying a firearm that's been illegally altered for concealment.

    Sawed-off Rifle
    Refers to a rifle with a barrel length of less than 16".

    Sawed-off Shotgun
    Refers to a shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18."

    Schnabel Forend
    A beak-like curved or carved shape at the forend.

    See "Telescopic Sight."

    The part of a firearm that keeps a hammer cocked until the trigger is pulled.

    A firearm that, at the user's option, can be fired automatically, semi-automatically or, sometimes, in rapid bursts.

    Depending upon the firearm, it is a device that allows the user to choose among barrels or among types and rate of firing actions.

    A firearm that, with each pull of a trigger, fires, ejects and reloads a single cartridge.

    Semi-pistol grip
    A smaller version of a "pistol grip."

    A bullet with cone-shaped nose and a sharp edge meant for carving full holes in targets.

    See "Matchlock."

    The material that surrounds and holds the charge and/or projectile and which is typically made of paper or plastic with a metal head. Also the exploding projectiles fired by cannons.

    See "Pellets."

    Shot Dispersion
    See "Dispersion."

    A shoulder gun with smooth-bored barrel(s) that is designed to fire shells filled with multiple projectiles which vary in size. The projectiles spray out when shot, resulting in a weapon that is effective at close-range.

    See "Shell."

    Side-By-Side Shotgun
    See "Double-barrel Shotgun."

    Short Action
    A rifle designed to use shorter cartridges.

    Side Plates
    Ornamental metal plates that simulate a side lock gun.

    A misnomer for an illegal firearm accessory that, when attached to a muzzle, substantially reduces the noise made by the discharge.

    Silhouette Shooting
    A competition where participants fire at (usually animal-shaped) metal targets that are placed at different distances. May involve either pistols or rifles.

    Single Action
    A single-action (SA) trigger performs the single action of releasing the hammer or striker to discharge the firearm each time the trigger is pulled

    A gun mechanism that requires ammunition to be manually loaded in the gun's chamber before each discharge.

    A competition where participants, armed with shotguns, test their ability to hit fragile clay targets that are launched into the air at different angles, planes, and heights.

    See "Barrel Liner."

    See "Pump Action."

    The strap attached to a rifle to aid in carrying the weapon.

    Sling Swivel
    The metal part that attaches a sling to a rifle.

    See "Rifled Slug."

    Small Arms
    Firearms designed for use by an individual or individuals.

    Smokeless Powder
    See "Gunpowder."

    Another name for a .22 caliber firearm.

    The interior of a barrel without rifling.

    Typically refers to a revolver with an unusually short barrel.

    Soft Point
    A bullet with a metal jacket but an exposed nose which allows it to expand upon hitting a target.

    Abbreviation for a Soft Point bullet.

    Spitzer Bullet
    A sharp-pointed, long ogived bullet.

    Sporting Clays
    A shotgun firing competition that simulates field conditions. It is a combination of skeet and trap shooting.

    Attempting to hit a target by rapidly firing a large amount of ammunition.

    A cartridge with a missing or inadequate powder charge, that fires the bullet only partway down the barrel.

    Staggered Column Magazine
    A magazine consisting of two staggered columns of cartridges that increases a magazine's capacity but not its length.

    The firearm component to which a barreled action is attached. It allows a firearm to be held and used.

    Stripper clip
    See "Clip."

    Submachine Gun
    A firearm that automatically fires pistol ammunition and that is designed for close combat.

    See "Firing Pin."

    Abbreviation for semiwadcutter.

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    T thru Z


    Take Down
    A gun which can be easily taken apart for carrying or shipping.

    The portion of a receiver that extends behind the hammer and fits into a stock.

    Tang Safety
    A device that is connected to a receiver in order to bar the use of a gun's firing mechanism.

    Target Holder
    Any item used to secure other items that are used as targets for practicing shooting.

    Refers to metal bullets that are coated with this trade name synthetic or similar materials. The coating is merely to protect a firearm's rifling rather than affecting the efficiency of the bullets.

    Telescopic Sight
    A small arms sight that uses optical lenses that provides a magnified view.

    The slender portion of a chamber that connects to a firearm's bore.

    The bottom of a rifle or shotgun butt.

    Top Strap
    The exposed upper part of a revolver or pistol frame.

    The curved, aerial path traveled by a projectile.

    Trap (shoot)
    An event where shotgun-armed participants fire at fragile targets that are launched away from them at different angles and heights.

    Trap Stock
    A heavier, elongated shotgun stock designed for trap shooting.

    The manually operated firearm component that causes its discharge.

    Trigger Locks
    Devices such as blocks or covers which deny access to a pistol's trigger.

    Tube Or Tubular Magazine
    A tube-shaped magazine (ammunition holder) where cartridges are stored end-to-end.

    A measurement of a barrel's rifling referring to the length of barrel (in inches) it takes before the rifle spiral forms a complete turn.

    A measure of a projectile's speed in the direction it has been fired.

    Vertical Pistol Grip
    A larger, more pronounced version of a regular pistol grip.

    Very Good
    All original parts; none to 30% original finish: original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp: clear lettering, and numerals on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised, bore disregarded for collector's firearms.

    A flat-headed bullet designed to "punch" out holes in paper targets, making it easier to score target efficiency.

    Abbreviation for Wadcutter

    Winchester Center Fire.

    Refers to an object's use, rather than nature; so a weapon is any item that is used in offensive or defensive combat.

    Weaver Stance
    A special shooting style where pistols are gripped with both hands to minimize the effects of recoil, increasing accuracy.

    An early firearm mechanism where a spring-actuated wheel with serrated edges is spun against a piece of iron pyrite. The resultant sparks then ignites the charge held in the firearm's pan.

    Wildcat Cartridges
    Cartridges that are made and used by private parties.

    Refers to horizontally adjusting the aim of a firearm to account for the effect of wind.

    Winchester Rim Fire.

    Youth Dimensions
    A firearm that is lighter or smaller to accommodate its use by women or youth.

    The farthest distance at which a projectile accurately hits its target or the practice of properly aligning a firearm's sights.

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    Rimfire.17 Hornady Mach 2 (.17HM2)
    .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (.17HMR)
    .22 BB Cap
    .22 Long
    .22 Long Rifle
    .22 Short
    .22 WMR (.22 Magnum)
    .22 WRF
    5mm Remington Mag
    Common CenterfireInchessmaller than .30 caliber.17 Remington
    .17 Remington Fireball
    .204 Ruger
    .218 Bee
    .219 Zipper
    .22 BR Remington
    .22 Hornet
    .22 PPC
    .22 Spitfire
    .22 WCF
    .22-250 Remington
    .220 Russian
    .220 Swift
    .221 Remington Fireball
    .222 Remington
    .222 Remington Magnum
    .223 MINISAS
    .223 Remington
    .223 WSSM
    .224 Weatherby Magnum
    .225 Winchester
    .240 Weatherby Magnum
    .243 Winchester
    .243 WSSM
    .244 H&H Magnum
    .244 Remington
    .250-3000 Savage
    .256 Winchester Magnum
    .256 Newton
    .25-06 Remington
    .25 Gibbs
    .25-20 Winchester
    .25-35 Winchester
    .25 Remington
    .25 WSSM
    .257 Roberts
    .257 Weatherby Magnum
    .260 Remington
    .264 Winchester Magnum
    .270 Weatherby Magnum
    .270 Winchester
    .270 Winchester Short Magnum
    .270 Gibbs
    .270 Sabi
    .276 Enfield
    .276 Pedersen
    .280 British
    .280 Remington
    .280 Ross
    .284 Winchester


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    .30 caliber - .40 caliber.30 Carbine
    .30 Newton
    .30 RAR
    .30 Remington
    .30 Remington AR
    .30 TC
    .30-06 Springfield
    .30-30 Winchester
    .30-40 Krag (.30 Army)
    .30-378 Weatherby Magnum
    .300 H&H Magnum
    .300 Remington SA Ultra Mag
    .300 Remington Ultra Magnum
    .300 Ruger Compact Magnum
    .300 Savage
    .300 Weatherby Magnum
    .300 Winchester Magnum
    .300 Winchester Short Magnum
    .303 British
    .303 Savage
    .307 Winchester
    .308 Marlin Express
    .308 Norma Magnum
    .308 Winchester
    .32 Remington
    .32 Winchester Self-Loading
    .32 Winchester Special
    .32-20 Winchester (.32 WCF, .32-20 Marlin, .32 Colt Lightning)
    .32-40 Ballard
    .32-40 Winchester
    .325 WSM (Winchester Short Magnum)
    .33 Winchester (.33 WCF)
    .33-40 Pope
    .333 Jeffery
    .333 Jeffery Flanged
    .338 Federal
    .338 Lapua Magnum
    .338 Marlin express
    .338 Remington Ultra Magnum
    .338 Ruger Compact Magnum
    .338 Sabi
    .338 Winchester Magnum
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338-06 Ackley Improved
    .338-378 Weatherby Magnum
    .340 Weatherby Magnum
    .348 Winchester
    .35 Newton
    .35 Remington
    .35 Whelen
    .35 Whelen Improved
    .35 Winchester
    .35 Winchester Self-Loading
    .350 Remington Magnum
    .351 Winchester Self-Loading
    .356 Winchester
    .358 Norma Magnum
    .358 Winchester
    .375 H&H Magnum
    .375 Remington Ultra Magnum
    .375 Ruger
    .375 Weatherby Magnum
    .375 Whelen (.375-06)
    .375 Winchester
    .376 Steyr
    .378 Weatherby Magnum
    .38-40 Winchester
    .38-55 Winchester
    .40 caliber - .50 caliber.40-60 Remington
    .400 H&H Magnum
    .400 Jeffery Nitro Express
    .400 Tembo
    .401 Winchester Self-Loading
    .404 Jeffery (10.75 x 73)
    .405 Winchester
    .408 CheyTac
    .416 Barrett
    .416 Remington Magnum
    .416 Rigby
    .416 Ruger
    .416 Weatherby Magnum
    .43 Mauser
    .44-40 Winchester
    .444 Marlin
    .45-70 Government
    .45-90 Sharps
    .450/400 Nitro Express
    .450 Alaskan
    .450 Bushmaster
    .450 Marlin
    .450 Nitro Express
    .450 Rigby
    .458x2 American
    .458 Express
    .458 Lott
    .458 Sabi
    .458 SOCOM
    .458 Winchester Magnum
    .460 Weatherby Magnum
    .460 Steyr
    .465 H&H Magnum
    .470 Nitro Express
    .476 Nitro Express
    .50 caliber and larger.50 Alaskan
    .50 Beowulf
    .50 BMG
    .50 Peacekeeper
    .50-70 Government
    .50-90 Sharps
    .50-110 Winchester
    .50-140 Sharps
    .500 Black Powder Express
    .500 Jeffery
    .500 Nitro Express 3"
    .500 Nitro Express for black powder 3"
    .500 No. 2 Express
    .500/450 Nitro Express
    .500/465 Nitro Express
    .505 Gibbs
    .505 Jeffery
    .510 DTC Europ
    .510 Fat Mac
    .510 Whisper
    .550 Magnum
    .550 Nitro Express
    .577 Nitro Express
    .577 Snider
    .577 Tyrannosaur (.577 T-Rex)
    .577/450 Martini-Henry
    .577/.500 Magnum Nitro Express
    .585 Nyati


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    600 Nitro Express
    .600 Overkill
    .600/577 REWA
    .700 AHR
    .700 Nitro Express
    .950 JDJ

    From left to right: .50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, .308 Winchester, 7.62 Soviet, 5.56 NATO, .22LRMetricsmaller than 6mm4.6x30mm
    4.85mm SAA (.191)
    5.56x45mm NATO
    5.6x50mm Magnum
    5.6 x 52R (.22 Savage Hi-Power)
    5.6 x 61 SE (5.6 x 61 Vom Hofe Super Express)
    5.8x42mm DBP87
    6mm - 7mm6 x 35 mm
    6 mm BR Remington
    6 mm Musgrave
    6 mm PPC
    6 mm Remington (.244 Remington)
    6.5 Creedmoor
    6.5 mm Grendel
    6.5 mm Remington Magnum
    6.5-06 A-Square
    6.5-284 Norma
    6.5x42mm Multi-Purpose Cartride (SSK Industries)
    6.5x47mm Lapua
    6.5x50mm Arisaka
    6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
    6.5 x 52R
    6.5x53mmR Mannlicher
    6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer
    6.5x55mm (Also 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, 6.5 x 55 Mauser)
    6.5x57mm Mauser
    6.5x68mm (also known as the 6.5 x 68 RWS, 6.5 x 68 Schüler or the 6.5 x 68 Von Hofe Express)
    6.8 mm Remington SPC
    7mm - 8mm7 mm BR Remington
    7 mm Dakota
    7 mm Express Remington (a.k.a. .280 Remington)
    7 mm Gibbs
    7 mm Remington Magnum
    7 mm RSAUM (Remington Short-Action Ultra Mag)
    7 mm Remington Ultra Magnum
    7 mm STE (Shooting Times Easterner)
    7 mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner)
    7 mm TCU (Thompson/Center Ugalde)
    7 mm Weatherby Magnum
    7 mm WSM (Winchester Short Magnum)
    7 mm-08 Remington
    7 mm-300 Weatherby Magnum
    7-30 Waters
    7.21 Firebird
    7.21 Tomahawk
    7x33mm Sako
    7x57mm Mauser (.275 Rigby)
    7x61mm Sharpe & Hart
    7x64mm Brenneke
    7x65mmR Brenneke
    7x72 Rimmed
    7.5x55mm Schmidt Rubin
    7.5x57mm MAS mod. 1924 7.5x54mm MAS mod. 1929
    7.62 mm caliber
    7.62x25mm Tokarev
    7.62x40 Wilson Tactical
    7.62x45mm vz. 52
    7.62x51mm NATO
    7.62x53mm Rimmed
    7.62 x 54R (rimmed) (7.62 Russian)
    7.63x25mm Mauser
    7.65x22mm Parabellum
    7.65x53mm Argentine (7.65x53mm Mauser)
    7.63x54mm Greek Mannlicher-Schoenauer
    7.7x58mm Arisaka
    7.82 Patriot
    7.82 Warbird
    7.92x33mm Kurz
    7.92x36mm EPK
    7.92x57mm Mauser (8 mm Mauser or 8x57 JS)


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    8mm - 9mm8 mm-06
    8 mm Lebel or 8x50R Lebel
    8 mm Remington Magnum
    8x50mmR Mannlicher
    8x56mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer
    8x56mmR Steyr or Hungarian
    8x58mm RD (rimmed danish)
    8x60mm S
    8x64mm S Brenneke
    8x68mm S
    9mm and larger9x39mm
    9x56mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer
    9x57mm Mauser
    9.3x64mm Brenneke
    9.3x66mm Sako
    9.5x57mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer (.375 Rimless Nitro Express x 2-1/4")
    11x60mm Mauser
    12.7mm British No. 2
    12.7x99mm NATO (Multi-Purpose)
    12.7x54mm (subsonic)
    14.5 mm JDJ
    15.2 mm Steyr Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS)
    20 mm caliber

    Wildcats - Obscure - ProprietaryInches.14 Walker Hornet
    .17 Ackley Bee
    .17 CCM
    .17 Hornet
    .17 Mach IV
    .17 PMC/Aguila
    .17 PPC
    .17-225 Winchester
    .17/23 SMC
    .17-357 RG (.172" Wildcat based on the 357 SIG)
    .191 (4.85mm SAA)
    .19 Badger
    .19 Calhoon Hornet
    .20 Tactical
    .20 VarTarg
    .218 Mashburn Bee
    .219 Donaldson Wasp
    .22 Cheetah
    .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer
    .22 Savage High Power
    .22-243 Middlestead
    .22-284 Winchester
    .22/30 (T65 Duplex)
    .222 Rimmed
    .223 AI
    .224 Donaldson Ace
    .240 Apex (.240 Belted Nitro Express and .240 Magnum Flanged)
    .264 LBC-AR
    .264 warrior magnum (6.5x40 mm)
    .275 H&H Magnum
    Modern .275 H&H (Based on Full length 375 Ruger case)
    Modern 7mm Rem mag (based on 375 Ruger case)
    Modern 300 H&H (based on full length 375 Ruger)
    .30 BR
    .30 USA
    .30 Walker
    .309 jdj
    .30-06 JDJ
    .309 Bull
    .300 Dakota
    .300 ICL Grizzly
    .300 Lapua Magnum
    .300 Remington American Magnum
    .300 Whisper (.300 Fireball)
    300 AAC Blackout (7.62×35mm)
    .330 Dakota
    .333 Jeffery Flanged
    .333 OKH
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Whisper
    .338 Voschol
    .338 x 57 O'Connor
    .35 Samba (Also .35 WSM)
    .357/.44 B & D (Bain and Davis)
    .375 Dakota
    .375 Whisper
    Modern .375 H&H (based on full length 375 Ruger)
    .40-65 Winchester
    .40-70 Sharps
    .400 Whelen
    .416 Taylor
    .416 Whisper
    Modern 416 (based on full length 375 Ruger)
    .425 Westley Richards
    .44 Henry
    Template:.44 –WSP
    .45-90 Sharps
    .45-110 Sharps
    .45-120 Sharps
    .450 Watts Magnum
    Modern 450 (2.598" 404 Case)
    Modern 460 (2.850" 404 Case)
    .458 SOCOM
    .470 Capstick
    .475 OKH
    .475 Ackley
    .500 Phantom
    Metric4.5mm mkr
    5mm Craig
    5mm/35 SMc
    6mm BRX
    6mm Dasher
    6mm XC
    6x45 mm
    6 x 47 Swiss Match (6mm/222 Mag)
    6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm)
    6.5 CSS
    6.5 PPCX
    6.5 BPC
    6.5 BR
    6.5x40mm (.264 warrior magnum)
    6.5 x 47 Lapua
    6.5 x 57
    6.5 Jonson
    6.5 Wby Mag
    6.5/.243 WSSM
    7mm Dakota
    7mm Gradle Express
    7x54mm Fournier
    7.62 Jonson
    7.62 Thumper
    7.82 Lazzeroni Patriot
    7.82 Lazzeroni Warbird
    8mm-06 Ackley Improved
    10,4 x 38 Vetterli (US: ".41 Swiss")
    10,4 x 47 Italian Vetterli
    Bore/Gauge12 bore
    10 bore
    8 bore
    Six bore
    4 bore - approx. 25mm
    2 bore - 33.6mm


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    Handgun cartridges
    •2.34mm - rimfire round used in MTH 's Swiss Mini Gun .
    •2.7mm Kolibri - the smallest commercially available centerfire cartridge ever made
    •3mm Kolibri
    •4mm Practice Cartridge GECO
    •4mm Practice Cartridge M. 20
    •4.25mm Liliput
    •.17 Mach 2
    •.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire
    •.17-357 RG
    •5mm Bergmann
    •5mm Bergmann Rimless
    •5mm Clement
    •5.5mm Velo Dog
    •.22 BB
    •.22 CB
    •.22 Short
    •.22 Long
    •.22 Long Rifle
    •.22 WMR (.22 Magnum)
    •.22 Reed Express
    •.22 Remington Jet (.22 Jet, .22 Centerfire Magnum)
    •.221 Remington Fireball
    •.224 BOZ
    •5.45x18mm (5.45mm PSM)
    •5.8x21mm (5.8mm Chinese pistol)
    •.25 ACP (6.35 mm Browning)
    •6.5mm Bergmann
    •.25 NAA
    •.256 Winchester Magnum
    •7x20mm Nambu
    •7mm Bench Rest Remington (7mm BR)
    •7.65mm Brev.
    •7.62x25mm Tokarev
    •7.62x38mmR (7.62x38mm Nagant)
    •7.62x42mm SP-4 (a Russian cartridge with an internal piston for silent operation)
    •7.63x25mm Mauser
    •7.65x25mm Borchardt
    •7.65mm Roth-Sauer (7.65mm Frommer)
    •7.65x22mm Parabellum (7.65x22mm Luger, .30 Luger)
    •7.65mm Longue (7.65mm MAS, 7.65mm Long)
    •7.65mm Mannlicher (7.63mm Mannlicher in Austria, 7.65x21mm in the United States)
    •.30 Wildey (.30 Wildey Magnum)
    •.32 ACP (7.65x17mm Browning SR)
    •7.62x17mm Type 64 (7.62x17mm, 7.62x17mm Chinese)
    •.32 NAA
    •.32 S&W
    •.32 S&W Long (.32 Colt New Police)
    •.320 Revolver
    •.32 Short Colt
    •.32 Long Colt
    •.32 H&R Magnum
    •.327 Federal Magnum
    •.32-20 Winchester (.32 WCF, .32-20 Marlin, .32 Colt Lightning )
    •8mm French Ordnance (8mm Lebel Revolver)
    •8mm Gasser ( Rast-Gasser M1898 )
    •8mm Roth-Steyr
    •8x22mm Nambu
    •.35 S&W Auto (.35 Automatic)
    •8.5mm Mars
    •.38 Short Colt
    •.38 Long Colt
    •.38 S&W (.38 Colt New Police, .38 Super Police)
    •.38 Calibre
    •.380 Revolver
    •.38 Special (9x29mmR)
    •.356 TSW
    •.357 AutoMag
    •.357 Magnum (9x31mmR, .353 Casull [hunting load by CorBon for Freedom Arms revolver, 180 gr @ 1650 ft/s [1] ])
    •.357 Super Magnum
    •.357 Remington Maximum
    •.360 DW (.360 Dan Wesson)
    •.357 Peterbilt (.357 Wildey Magnum)
    •.357/44 Bain & Davis


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    •9x18mm Makarov
    •9x18mm Police (9mm Ultra)
    •9mm Browning Long (9x20mm Browning SR)
    •9mm Glisenti
    •9x19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger, 9x19mm NATO)
    •9mm Federal
    •9x21mm IMI
    •9x21mm Gyurza (9x21mm SP-10)
    •9mm Action Express (9mm AE)
    •9x23mm Steyr
    •9mm Largo (9mm Bergmann-Bayard, 9x23mm Largo)
    •9mm Super Cooper (9x22mm Super Cooper)
    •9x23mm Winchester
    •9mm Mars
    •9mm Mauser Export (Export caliber for C96 )
    •9mm Winchester Magnum
    •9x25mm Dillon
    •9x25mm Super Auto G
    •9x30mm Magnum (9mm Dillon Magnum)
    •.380 ACP (9x17mm Browning Short)
    •.38 AMU (rimless .38 Special)
    •.38 Auto (.38 ACP)
    •.38 Super Auto
    •.38 Super Comp (a rimless .38 Super development)
    •.38/.45 Clerke ( wildcat developed in the 1970s by Bo Clerke )
    •.38 Casull
    •.357 SIG
    •.357/45 Grizzly Win Mag
    •9.8 mm Auto Colt
    •.375 Super Magnum
    •.38-40 Winchester (.38 WCF)
    •.400 Colt Magnum
    •.400 Corbon
    •.40 G&A (.40 Guns & Ammo, a cut-down .30 Remington with .40" bullets)
    •.40 Smith & Wesson (.40 Auto, 10 x 21 mm)
    •.40 Super
    •.401 Herter Magnum
    •.401 Special ( .401 Winchester Self-Loading trimmed to 1.218" with .38-40 WCF bullets) [2]
    •10mm Auto
    •10mm Magnum
    •10.4mm Italian Revolver
    •.41 Action Express
    •.41 Avenger
    •.41 JMP (.41 Jurras, .41 AutoMag)
    •.41 Long Colt (.41 Colt, .41 LC)
    •.41 Colt Special (developed by Remington in 1932, 1.26" case, 210 gr, 900 ft/s) [3]
    •.41 Special (shortened .41 Magnum wildcat, trimmed to .44 Special length, 220 gr, 900-1200 ft/s) [4]
    •.41 Remington Magnum
    •.41 Wildey Magnum (10mm Wildey Magnum)
    •.414 JDJ
    •.414 Super Magnum see: german Wiki-version: [1]
    •.427 ZMR (caseless cartridge designed by Angel Arms for their .427 ZMR pistol)
    •.44 American (predecessor to the .44 S&W Russian)
    •.44 Bulldog
    •.44 Colt
    •.44 Special
    •.44 S&W Russian
    •.44 Remington Magnum
    •.44 Auto Mag
    •.440 Cor-Bon
    •.442 Webley (.442 Revolver Centre Fire, 10.5x17mmR, .442 Kurz, 44 Webley, or .442 R.I.C.)
    •.44 Wildey Magnum (11mm Wildey Magnum)
    •.44 Henry rimfire (11x23R)
    •.44-40 Winchester (.44 WCF)
    •.445_SuperMag (.4295 RIC)
    •11.75mm Montenegrin (11mm Austrian Gasser, 11.25x36Rmm Montenegrin)
    •11mm French Ordnance
    •11mm German Service
    •11.35mm Schouboe (11.35x18mm)
    •.45 Schofield (.45 S&W Schofield, .45 S&W)
    •.45 Colt
    •.45 ICP (.45 caseless cartridge designed by Angel Arms for their Gun One pistol)
    •.45 J-Mag ( wildcat developed in the 1970s by John Jeffredo)
    •.45 Super
    •.450 Revolver (.450 Adams)
    •.45 Webley
    •.455 Webley (.455 Webley Mk I, .455 Revolver, .455 Colt, .455 Colt Mk I; also identical to the .476 Enfield, .476 Eley, or .476/.455)
    •.455 Webley Mk II (.455 Revolver Mk II, .455 Colt Mk II, .455 Eley)
    •.455 Webley Automatic
    •.45 GAP
    •.45 ACP (.45 Auto)
    •.45 Hirtenberger Patronen (.45 Italian, .45 Automatic Short)
    •.45 Auto Rim
    •.45 S&W
    •.45 Mars Short
    •.45 Mars Long
    •.45 Wildey Magnum
    •.45 Winchester Magnum
    •.450 SMC (.450 Triton)
    •.450 Magnum Express
    •.451 Detonics Magnum
    •.454 Casull
    •.455 SuperMag
    •.458 Devastator
    •.458 Maximum (a 1.6" belted cartridge derived from the .458 Winchester)
    •.458 Linebaugh Maximum
    •.460 S&W Magnum
    •.460 Rowland
    •.475 Linebaugh
    •.475 Maximum
    •.475 Wildey Magnum
    •.480 Ruger
    •.476 Enfield (.476 Enfield Mk3, .476 Eley, or .476/.455)
    •12mm Gyrojet
    •12.5x40mm STs-110 (proprietary Russian revolver cartridge, derived from 32-gauge shotshell)
    •.499 Linebaugh
    •.50 Special (.50 Bowen Special, same case length as .44 Special, 300-400 gr @ 700-900 ft/s [4" bbl.] on Ruger Redhawk frame) [5]
    •.50 Action Express
    •.500 S&W Special
    •.500 S&W Magnum
    •.50 Remington (M71 Army)
    •.50 GI
    •.500 Linebaugh
    •.500 Maximum
    •.500 Wyoming Express (.500 WE)
    •.510 SuperMag
    •13mm Gyrojet
    •.577 Boxer (.577 Eley, .577 Webley)
    Other cartridges used in repeating handguns
    Although not originally designed for handguns, several rifle and shotgun cartridges have also been chambered in a number of large handguns, primarily in revolvers like the Phelps Heritage revolver, Century Arms revolver, and the Magnum Research BFR . These include:

    •.218 Bee
    •.22 Hornet
    •.223 Remington
    •.30 Carbine
    •.30-30 Winchester
    •.410 bore
    •.444 Marlin
    •.45-70 Government
    •.50-70 Government


    ****Special Thanks to Gunner_D of the Winchester Owners Forum****


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