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Brass catcher

A brass catcher is a device designed to capture cartridge casings, often made of brass, as they are ejected from a firearm. Various designs exist, utilizing a bag, pouch, net or box to catch the casings. Some brass catchers, whether universal or designed for a specific gun, can be attached directly to the firearm. Other, often larger, free-standing brass catchers may be placed to the side of the firearm.

Cane gun

A cane gun is a walking cane with a hidden gun built into it. Cane guns are sometimes confused with so-called "poachers guns". These are usually a more portable - and a more easily concealed - version of conventional sporting guns, commonly a single or double-barrelled shotgun based on the relatively affordable Belgian leClercq action. In this and in similar designs, a folding shotgun with a modest barrel length can be made to fold back until it lies beneath the stock and, thus, easily carried under a coat. An alternative form is in effect a very long-barrelled pistol fitted with a detacha ...

Downward ejection

In firearms, downward ejecting refers to firearms which eject spent cases downward from the firearms receiver, rather than the more conventional designs which eject the brass to the side. This feature simplifies use by left-handers, and can help prevent gases and debris from being ejected near the shooters face.


In firearms, freebore is the forward most portion of the chamber of a rifled gun barrel. The freebore is located just forward of the chamber neck and is usually cylindrical in shape. The diameter of the freebore is always larger than the groove diameter of the gun barrel bore so that no rifling is present and projectiles used in the firearm can move in the freebore without resistance.

Length of pull

Length of pull is the distance from the trigger to the part of a rifle or shotgun which fits against the shoulder of the shooter. Length of pull is an important ergonomic factor for ease of use; and optimum length of pull may vary with the size of the shooter, the thickness of chest clothing and body armor being worn, and whether the shooter is firing from a standing, sitting, or prone position.

Monolithic bullet

Monolithic bullets are solid metal bullets that do not have a jacket. They are instead a solid block of metal, typically copper or a copper-zinc brass alloy, although historically any bullet made of a single type of metal can be referred to as a monolithic bullet. Monolithic bullets depart quite dramatically from the better known lead- or jacketed bullet, and offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to the toxicity associated with lead bullets. As a result of increasing environmental concerns over the toxicity levels found in lead-based bullets, some areas in the United States of ...


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  • An authorised firearms officer AFO is a British police officer who has received training, and is authorised, to carry and use firearms The designation
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