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GAUGE

A term used to identify most shotgun bores, with the exception of the .410 shotgun. It relates to the number of bore diameter lead balls weighing one pound. Note: the .410 shotgun is a caliber. The .410 refers to the diameter of the barrel.

  • 10 gauge - .775 inch
  • 12 gauge - .730 inch
  • 16 gauge - .670 inch
  • 20 gauge - .615 inch
  • 28 gauge - .550 inch
  • 67 gauge - .410 inch

GROUP

A series of shots fired at the target used to adjust the sights or determine the accuracy of a firearm.

HALF COCK

The position of the hammer about half retracted and intended to prevent release of the hammer by a normal pull of the trigger.

HAMMER

The part of the firing mechanism that strikes the firing pin, which, in turn, strikes the primer.

HAMMERLESS

A firearm having an internal hammer or striker.