Gun Nomenclature BORE- Reading another Weaver vs. Iso article BUTT- What gets shot off if you fail to train FRONT SIGHT- Annoying part that obscures your view of the target REAR SIGHT- Part used to remove calluses from hands during malfunction clearance drills MUZZLE- Clamp like device used to prevent utterance of b.s. by Shumer, Kerry, Feinswine, etc PISTOL- Device often used as a substitute for a real weapon SOCIAL SECURITY- Repeating 12 gauge shotgun BUCKSHOT- Pills used to cure social diseases 1911- a) pivotal date in firearms history b) number of gizmos in range bag c) rounds fired monthly by really good shots COMBAT FLASHLIGHT- Device used to pinpoint your location for the enemy under poor lighting conditions EXTENDED MAGAZINE RELEASE- Device used to prevent magazines from staying in the weapon EXTENDED SLIDE RELEASE- Device used to keep the slide from locking open DROP-IN PARTS- accessories that demand meticulous hand fitting by an experienced gunsmith LASER- Amusement device for pet cats SPARE MAGAZINE- weighted device used to counter-balance the pistol on the belt BUG- Back-Up Gun, carried strictly to keep parts from breaking on the big pistol BULLET- Remote control drill, used to create apertures into the subcutaneous environment Shooting Terms POINT OF IMPACT- if it goes right= a jerk if it goes left= a push if it goes straight= a miracle BEGINNER- Someone working on accumulating bad habits MASTER- Someone who has finally grasped the basics GUN SHOP COMMANDO- non-shooter who has firmly held beliefs not supported by training, education, or experience GUN WRITER- Gun Shop Commando with a word processor SEAL- extremely common aquatic animal, there are thousands and thousands of them Ex-SEAL- almost anyone behind a typical gunshop counter MATCH- a ritual activity used to induce stress, frustration, and anxiety in Beginners and Masters COURSE OF FIRE- elaborate dance used in these rituals MATCH DIRECTOR- senior witch doctor who oversees rituals RANGE OFFICER (competition)- a less senior witch doctor. Due to ingestion of mind altering drugs, his perception of the ritual is nothing like that of the Beginners and Masters RANGE OFFICER (police)- a person tasked with range maintenance, landscaping, supply, and administration. Only rarely involved in relevant training activity. MARTIAL ARTIST- A shooter who cannot get through his head that a match is not a gunfight. GAMESMAN- A shooter who views his pistol the same as his fly rod, tennis racket, and Nintendo. INSTRUCTOR- Mythical, god-like being who imparts wisdom to Beginners, transforming them into Masters. Also keeps beginners from getting into trouble through the accumulation of excess money.