Ted's Shooting Range

Ted's Shooting Range

4 Universal Firearm Safety Rules

Range Slang

  • Cease Fire - Everyone unload your hand gun, point it down range and step back away from the bench. ANYONE can call a cease fire at any time. Follow directions.
  • LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
  • SBR - Short barreled rifle
  • NFA - National Firearms Act (anything that requires a special tax stamp)
  • Double Tap - Two shots fired in rapid succession
  • Rapid Fire - Multiple shots fired in rapid succession
  • Full Auto - A firearm you hold the trigger down and the fun is over in 10 seconds
  • RSO - Range Safety Officer who helps you on the range
  • Magazine - What you load your ammunition into
  • Semi-Auto - Firearm you don't have to cock
  • Revolver - a pistol with revolving chambers enabling several shots to be fired without reloading.
  • Single Action - The trigger only drops the hammer to fire
  • Double Action- The trigger drops the hammer and pulls it back to fire again
  • Striker Fire - It does not have a physical hammer
  • NRA - National Rifle Association
  • AR - Armalite Rifle (not assault rifle)
  • Clip - A device to assist with loading a magazine or cyclinder


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