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Lightsaber

A lightsaber is a weapon used in the fictional Star Wars universe. Lightsabers are usually used by the Jedi and the Sith, and sometimes other factions.

                                               

Gun

The gun is a weapon used to shoot one or more metal projectiles called bullets. Guns made of wood or bamboo are thought to have been invented in China around 1000 AD. In the next few centuries they spread to other parts of Asia and to Europe wher ...

                                               

.357 Magnum

The.357 Magnum cartridge is a pistol cartridge. It has a high stopping power and enough penetration power to shoot through many kinds of body armor. It was based on the.38 Special. Revolvers that shoot the.357 Magnum can also shoot the.38 Special ...

                                               

Air gun

An air gun is a gun which uses gas to fire a projectile instead of burning gunpowder that an ordinary gun uses. The oldest air guns used a bellows to compress squeeze air in a tube. When the gun was fired the air was released. The only way for th ...

                                               

Armorer

A modern armorer is someone whose job is repairing, assembling and testing of small arms. Originally, an armorer was a person who created armor for medieval knights and noblemen. Today an armorer is someone who belongs to an organization such as ...

                                               

Automatic firearm

An automatic firearm is a firearm which will keep firing as long as the trigger is being pulled and there is still ammunition in the magazine. An automatic weapon works by firing, automatically removing the cartridge case from the chamber, ejecti ...

                                               

Bipod

Bipod comes from the Latin and Greek words "bi" and "pod". "Bi" means "two" and "pod" means "foot", or "feet". A bipod is sometimes attached to a firearm to help support it. It also makes it more stable. It gives the best stability along two axes ...

                                               

Birmingham Small Arms Company

The Birmingham Small Arms Company was a British company that started making guns and bicycles in the 19th century. From 1910 the company started making motorcycles. At one time, It was the most popular maker of motorcycles in the world. Over half ...

                                               

Blowback

Blowback is a system of operation for self-loading firearms that obtains energy from the motion of the cartridge case as it is pushed to the rear by expanding gases created by the ignition of the propellant charge. Several blowback systems exist ...

                                               

Bolt action

A bolt action gun has a breech that is opened and closed by hand with a small handle. They can only be fired once before the breech must be opened for a new round to enter the chamber, where it can then be fired from. Many older sniper rifles, as ...

                                               

Brown Bess

The Brown Bess is a nickname for the British Short Land Pattern Musket. It was produced from 1725–1838. The Land Pattern, or more popularly known as the "Brown Bess", and its versions were all.75 caliber smoothbore flintlock muskets. They were th ...

                                               

Charleville musket

The Charleville muskets were.69 caliber French smoothbore flintlock muskets used in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Charleville was used during the American Revolutionary War by the Americans and was later copied and manufactured in the US as th ...

                                               

CornerShot

CornerShot is a special-use weapon that can fire around corners. It was first made in the early 2000s for SWAT teams and special forces in situations usually involving terrorists and hostages.

                                               

Elephant gun

An elephant gun is a large caliber gun, which could be a rifle. Elephant guns were first made to be used by big-game hunters who were hunting elephants and other large animals.

                                               

Flintlock

A flintlock is a general term for firearms that use the flintlock firing mechanism. It can also refer just to the firing mechanism itself. A flintlock uses a piece of flint held in a locking jaw. When the trigger is pulled, a hammer with the flin ...

                                               

FN P90

The FN P90 is a very short personal defense weapon made by FN Herstal. It was made to replace 9x19mm Parabellum submachine guns in NATO because NATO needed a small automatic weapon for non-combat specialists to protect themselves and could shoot ...

                                               

Fusil de chasse

The French-made Fusil de chasse, originally meant "gun of the hunt”, was a light smoothbore flintlock musket designed for hunting. They were an elegant flintlock with a distinctive "cows foot" shape to the buttstock that softened recoil. This La ...

                                               

Gas operation (firearms)

Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate autoloading firearms. In gas operation, a portion of high-pressure gas from the cartridge being fired is used to power a mechanism to extract the spent case and insert a new ...

                                               

Gun control

Gun control is the attempt, usually by a government, to restrain or stop people from owning or using guns. Gun control may also regulate the making, moving, and selling of guns. People want gun control because guns are very dangerous. Gun control ...

                                               

Gunpowder

Gunpowder is a mix of chemical substances. It is used primarily in firearms, burns very quickly, and creates gases. Those gases use up more space than the gunpowder they come from, so they push outward. If the gunpowder is in a small space, the g ...

                                               

Gunshot

A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm. It produces a mechanical sound effect and a chemical gunshot residue. The term can also refer to a gunshot wound caused by the bullet. Multiple discharges of a firearm or firearms are referred to as gunfir ...

                                               

Gunsmith

A gunsmith is someone who makes and or designs guns. The job of a gunsmith is similar, but not the same as an armorer. The origin of the word gunsmith dates back to the 1580s.

                                               

Heckler & Koch

Heckler & Koch is a German firearm manufacturing company. They make many guns such as the MP5 series submachine gun and the rifle G3. Heckler and Koch are one of the most famous weapon manufacturers and deliver weapons to many government agencies ...

                                               

Leader Dynamics T2MK5

The Leader T2 MK5 Series weapons were chambered for the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge and manufactured by Leader Dynamics of Smithfield, NSW, Australia. The Leader was the brainchild of weapons designer Charles St. George. It was originally a contende ...

                                               

Lever-action firearms

Lever-action firearms are guns that hold multiple bullets and are loaded by pulling and pushing a lever at the bottom of the gun. Lever-action rifles first became important weapons during the American Civil War. Two rifles made during this time w ...

                                               

Long range shooting

Long range shooting is a relative term generally meaning accurate shooting at distances ordinary shooters with ordinary rifles could not hit. For example, Daniel Boone, using a flintlock rifle could probably hit a target at up to 100 yards. Today ...

                                               

Musket

A musket is a muzzleloading, smoothbore firearm, which is meant to be fired from the shoulder. The musket is the weapon that replaced the arquebus, and was then replaced by the rifle. But the word musket is also used to describe a number of diffe ...

                                               

Open bolt

A semi or fully automatic firearm is said to fire from an open bolt if, when ready to fire, the bolt and working parts are held to the rear. When the trigger is pulled the bolt goes forward, feeding a round from the magazine into the chamber and ...

                                               

Personal defense weapon

A personal defense weapon is usually defined as a light, compact and easy to use firearm. However the definition varies depending on context and who you ask. Many will still say it is a Short-barreled rifle. These are regulated in the United Stat ...

                                               

Railgun

A railgun is a gun that fires metal projectiles using a magnetic field produced by electricity. Unlike conventional guns, it does not use brass casings or gunpowder, and rarely needs to be cleaned or unjammed. Currently most railguns are experime ...

                                               

Recoil

Recoil or kick is the tendency of a firearm to move backwards and at the same time the muzzle of the gun to rise when fired. This is a reaction to the explosive force of a bullet leaving the barrel of a firearm. A handgun shooter feels the recoil ...

                                               

Rifling

Rifling consists of spiral grooves cut into the inside of a barrel of a gun. It causes the bullet or projectile to spin as it flies through the air. This greatly improves the accuracy of the bullet over longer distances. The first muskets to use ...

                                               

Rotating bolt

Rotating bolt is a method of locking used in firearms. Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse developed the first rotating bolt firearm, the "Dreyse needle gun" in 1836. The Dreyse locked using the bolt handle rather than lugs on the bolt head like the Mause ...

                                               

SA80

SA80 is the name of a weapons family used by the British Army and Royal Marines. All are of bullpup design: this means the magazine is behind the trigger so the weapon is shorter yet still has a long barrel. The series includes an assault rifle k ...

                                               

Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson is an American firearms manufacturing company. Their headquarters are in Springfield, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1852. Smith & Wessons pistols and revolvers have become standard issue to police and military forces. S ...

                                               

Springfield Model 1795 Musket

The US Springfield Model 1795 Musket was the first smoothbore flintlock musket produced in the United States. It was based on the French Model 1763 Charleville musket and like the French design was a.69 caliber musket. The Charleville and the Bro ...

                                               

Suppressor

A suppressor, often called a silencer is a device used to make a gun less loud. Suppressors are most often added to the gun barrel, usually by screwing the silencer onto the end of the barrel. Some guns have a built-in suppressor. Even though man ...

                                               

Battleship Yamato

The Yamato was a Japanese super battleship that served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Along with its sister ship, the Musashi, they were the largest battleships ever built.

                                               

Super battleship (warship)

Super battleship is an unofficial class of battleships. It includes the largest types constructed or planned with a displacing of roughly 60.000 tons or more. Only two such battleships were ever made. Many more were planned by several navies of t ...

                                               

Type 14 105 mm cannon

The Type 14 105 mm cannon, also known as a "10-cm" gun, was a cannon used by the Imperial Japanese Army. It was used during for long-range fire. This artillery piece was the first medium caliber cannon which was Japanese designed. It the first wi ...

                                               

Type 38 75 mm field gun

The Type 38 75 mm field gun was a field gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army. It became a standard field gun of the IJA after the end of the Russo-Japanese War.

                                               

Type 4 150 mm howitzer

The Type 4 150 mm howitzer, also known as a "15-cm" gun, was a field gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army. It

                                               

Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun

Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun was a field gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army. This artillery piece went into service in 1908.

                                               

Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer

Type 74 105 mm self-propelled howitzer is an armored artillery vehicle used by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

                                               

Type 90 75 mm field gun

Type 90 75 mm field gun was a field gun of the Imperial Japanese Army. It was used during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. This artillery piece was planned to replace the Type 38 75 mm field gun in front line combat units. However, ...

                                               

Type 92 105 mm cannon

Type 92 105 mm cannon, also known as a "10-cm" gun, was a cannon of the Imperial Japanese Army. It was used during World War II. This artillery piece was used during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. It was intended to supersede the ...

                                               

Type 95 75 mm field gun

The Type 95 75 mm Field Gun was a field gun of the Imperial Japanese Army. It was used during World War II. This artillery piece was planned to replace the Type 38 75 mm field gun and the Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun in front line combat. However, T ...

                                               

Type 96 150 mm howitzer

The Type 96 150 mm howitzer, also known as a "15-cm" gun, was a howitzer used by the Imperial Japanese Army. This artillery piece was designed to replace the Type 4 150 mm howitzer in front line combat. Type 96s fired the same ammunition as the T ...

                                               

Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer

Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzer is a self-propelled howitzer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

                                               

AIM-9 Sidewinder

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile, which means it is shot from an aircraft and is supposed to hit an aircraft. It is heat seeking, which means it locks on to heat. It first flew in 1953, and went into air forces in 1956. It ...

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