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A-Z of Airsoft

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134a - A type of Airsoft gas.

 

ACP - Automatic Colt Pistol

 

AE - Action Express

 

AEG - Automatic Electric Gun

 

AR - Automatic Rifle

 

Barrel - The tube that the projectile travels through

 

BB - Ball Bearing

 

BDU - Battle Dress Uniform

 

Blacks - Type of BDU

 

Bolt - The handle that cocks/charges/reloads the gun

 

Bolt Action - A type of firing action, single shot

 

Breech - The immediate housing for a bullet /BB at the point of firing/The initial point of entry when storming a room

 

Bump - Ambush

 

Butt - The end of the stock on a gun

 

Calibre - Used to measure the diameter of a projectile

 

Carbine - A shortened version of a standard rifle

 

Chronograph - A device which measures projectile speed

 

Clip - Commonly used as another word for magazine, although technically not true

 

CQB - Close Quaters Battle

 

Covert - Action not performed openly

 

DPM - Disruptive Pattern Material

 

EBB - Electric Blow Back

 

Ejection Port - A port that opens to allow used casings to be ejected

 

Field Strippable - Able to take-down or take apart a gun without tools

 

Fire Selector Switch - A switch that allows the shooter to change between modes of fire

 

FPS - Feet Per Second

 

GBB - Gas Blow Back

 

Ghillie - Camoflage worn by snipers

 

HMG - Heavy Machine Gun

 

Hop Up - A device installed in most airsoft guns to increase range

 

Joule - A measure of energy

 

LAW - Light Anti-tank Weapon

 

LSW - Light Support Weapon

 

Mag - Magazine

 

Muzzle - The very front of the gun, the tip of the barrel

 

NV - Night Vision

 

Overt - Action performed openly

 

PDW - Personal Defence Weapon

 

R22 - A type of airsoft gas

 

RAS - A type of accessory interface

 

Recoil - A guns reaction to a bullet being fired

 

RIS - Rail Interface System

 

ROF - Rate Of Fire

 

Round - Another name for a projectile

 

SF - Sustained Fire

 

Skirmishing - To use airsoft replicas in a mock battle

 

Slide - The primary moving section of any automatic gun

 

SLR - Self Loading Rifle

 

SMG - Sub Machine Gun

 

SPAS - Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun

 

Stock - The rear of the gun

 

TMP - Tactical Machine Pistol

 

Tracer - A type of projectile that glows in the dark

 

Trigger - The part of the gun that is manipulated in order to fire a shot

 

Trigger guard - A solid bar/obstruction that covers and protects the trigger

 

Zero - To align the trajectory of shots fired with the visual line of the sights

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