shooting iron


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shooting iron

n. Slang
A firearm, especially a handgun.

shooting iron

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang US a firearm, esp a pistol

fire•arm

(ˈfaɪərˌɑrm)

n.
a weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder.
[1640–50]
fire′armed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shooting iron - a firearm that is held and fired with one handshooting iron - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
automatic pistol, automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
derringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
forty-five - a .45-caliber pistol
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
peacekeeper - the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter - a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
Verey pistol, Very pistol - a pistol for firing Very-light flares
zip gun - a crude homemade pistol
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After I tried that Parker belly gun I made a somewhat similar shooting iron for myself.
Alvin York was a past-master with any shooting iron (pistol, rifle or shotgun).
Puente won back-to-back national titles at the 2006 and 2007 UPSPA Multi-Gun National Championships, shooting iron sights, and more recently won Limited at the 2009 USPSA Handgun National Championships.