The crack team of linguists at Oxford University rolled out dozens of accepted new “words” in its official online dictionary last week, including gems like manspreading and wine o’clock. Despite the fact gun terminology is far more precise and widely accepted, there are no firearm-related terms in the list.
Take a close look at your handgun barrel the next time you are cleaning it. Since we never clean loaded gun, it will have been carefully unloaded and the ammunition put away. As you check the bore to be sure you have done a proper job of removing the debris, take note of its spiral grooves. They weren’t always there.