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- Firearm : Device, often designed to be used as a weapon, which projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity, using the energy of gases generated by a controlled explosion.
- Gun : Either a general term for firearm, or a type of artillery with a relatively long barrel with respect to caliber, giving the projectile a fairly flat trajectory
- Small arms : A firearm, for sporting or military use, intended to be carried and operated by a single person
- Magazine (firearms) : In current use, a reservoir, capable of being attached to a weapon, which holds ready-to-use ammunition. Historically has been used for ready-use ammunition storage points or long-term ammunition storage and maintenance facilities
- Shot : Projectiles that are made of solid metal, without an explosive filling
- Belt (clothing) : An articles of clothing worn around the waist to support a pair of pants (trousers).
- Pearl Hart : (1871-1956?) Cowgirl and outlaw; one of few female stagecoach robbers in the American Wild West.
- Gunpowder : Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics
- Rifle : Primarily a shoulder-filed individual weapon, used for hunting, target shooting, and infantry combat; the term may also apply to larger artillery pieces with rifled barrels that impart stabilizing spin to their projectiles
- Shotgun : An individual weapon used in sport, police, or military applications, generally firing multiple small projectiles ("shot") rather than a single bullet
- Hit-to-kill : The infliction of damage by a weapon, which does not depend on other than mechanical energy transfer. At the low end, it can be as simple as a bullet hitting a nonmoving target, and at the high end, it can include the immense energies of a collision between an incoming ballistic missile and an intercept vehicle. It is a subset of kinetic kill, which includes explosives and other physically destructive "hard kill" mechanisms.
- Machine gun : A firearm capable not only of full-automatic fire, but with additional features, such as large ammunition supply mechanisms, barrel cooling or quick-change features, etc., that lets it fire for prolonged periods
- Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution : That Amendment to the Constitution of the United States addressing the "right to keep and bear arms", usually interpreted as referring to firearms
- Semi-automatic (military) : A firearm that loads and fires once for each pull of the trigger