GLOSSARY / DICTIONARY
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Takedown
A firearm that can be separated into (at least) two subassemblies in order to make a shorter package than when put together---without tools
Telescopic Sight
A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is an optical device used to give additional accuracy using a point of aim for firearms, airguns and crossbows.
Term
Definition
Trajectory
The curved path of a bullet in flight.
Trap
Competitive shotgun shooting at 'clay pigeons' thrown from a single location.
Trigger
The small lever on a cartridge firearm, which one pulls to cause the spring-loaded firing pin to impact the primer, causing the gun to discharge
Trigger Guard
A loop surrounding the trigger of a firearm and protecting it from accidental discharge.
Trigger Plate
Area under the receiver of a firearm through which the trigger is attached.
Trigger Weight
The force which must be applied to the trigger for the gun to fire.
Trijicon Sights
Trijicon is a company that uses tritium material, encapsulated in a vile, housed in the sight. The tritium glows under low light conditions.
Twist
The spiral formed by the lands and grooves in a rifled bore; the rate of twist is generally given as a ratio. i.e., 1:10 indicating one turn in 10 inches.