30+ Slang Words for Guns (And How to Use Them)

The Four Golden Rules of Firearms Safety

Now that you have a firm understanding of the terminology involved with the use of firearms let’s give you dome information on the safe handling and use of these deadly weapons.

Treat Every Firearm as If It’s Loaded

Whenever you see a handgun or rifle, assume it’s loaded. Treat the gun like it’s a live gun, and always respect the power of a firearm and its capacity to take life. Whenever you pass a gun to someone, make sure you both clear the weapon before handling it.

You clear the gun by racking the slide back into the locked position. Lock into the feed and the chamber to ensure there is no live round accidentally sitting there.

Many accidents happen by not clearing the chamber and feed before cleaning your firearm. Always clear before you do anything with the gun.

Point the Muzzle of the Firearm in a Safe Direction

Muzzle discipline is an essential part of responsible firearms ownership. Where you point the muzzle, is where the projectile goes when you fire the weapon.

Therefore, always have your muzzle pointing towards the floor and away from your body. Always carry the weapon in this manner, even if it’s not loaded.

Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger Until Firing

Trigger discipline is as vital as learning proper muzzle discipline. Your finger can take a life if you don’t have the right trigger discipline.

Striker-fired pistols don’t have a safety, and the trigger is always live. Plus, the poundage required to move a striker-fired trigger is only a few pounds, and incorrect trigger discipline could result in a negligent discharge and a lengthy explanation to the police.

Know Your Target and What’s Behind It

The last of the four golden rules are as important as the others. Always know what you are shooting at, and what’s behind it. For instance, shooting at your wooden fence in your backyard with your AR-15 will kill your neighbors enjoying their cookout in the backyard.


  • Weak sister: A push-over
  • Wear iron: Carry a gun
  • Wheats, as in “a stack of wheats”: Pancakes
  • White
    • Good, okay, as in “white dick”
    • Gin (“a gallon of white”)
  • Wikiup: Home
  • Wire, as in “What’s the wire on them?”: News, “What information do you have about them?”
  • Wise, To be To be knowledgeable of; put us wise: tell us
  • Wise head: A smart person
  • Wooden kimono: A coffin
  • Worker, as in “She sizes up as a worker”: A woman who takes a guy for his money
  • Wrong gee: Not a good fellow
  • Wrong number: Not a good fellow


What does Blue Falcon slang mean?

Blue Falcon If someone’s a Blue Falcon, that means they’re letting someone else take the heat for something. Blue Falcons are the snitches of the military world. While you shouldn’t be lying to superior officers, there’s a big difference between someone following orders and someone who throws you under the bus.

What does Roger tango mean?

Here is a quick guide to Marine-talk radio chatter: Roger-Tango– Translates to roger that, or understood. Oscar-Mike– On the move, Convoy is now moving.


  • Made: Recognized
  • Map: Face
  • Marbles: Pearls
  • Mark: Sucker, victim of swindle or fixed game
  • Mazuma: Money
  • Meat, as in “He’s your meat”: He’s the subject of interest, there’s your man
  • Meat wagon: Ambulance
  • Mesca: Marijuana
  • Mickey Finn
    • (n) A drink drugged with knock-out drops
    • (v) Take a Mickey Finn: Take off, leave
  • Mill: Typewriter
  • Mitt: Hand
  • Mob: Gang (not necessarily Mafia)
  • Moll: Girlfriend
  • Monicker: Name
  • Mouthpiece: Lawyer
  • Mud-pipe: Opium pipe
  • Mug: Face
  • Muggles: Marijuana
  • Mugs: Men (esp. dumb ones)
  • Mush: Face

gun for someone

1. Lit. to seek one out to shoot one. They say that Tex is gunning for the sheriff. 2. Fig. to seek someone out in anger. The boss is gunning for you. I think that Walter is gunning for me.See also: for, gunMcGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

How do you say hot guy?


  1. attractive.
  2. bonny.
  3. comely.
  4. easy on the eyes.
  5. fine-looking.
  6. good-looking.
  7. gorgeous.
  8. handsome.

Can you call someone hot? When you call someone “hot”, it means that they’re attractive in a sexual way. You can describe a man or woman with a nice body as “hot”. This expression is casual. It’s not rude, but there are certainly situations in which it’s not appropriate to call someone “hot”.

How do you say hot slang?

Other slang words for attractive people include:

  1. a ten / a perfect ten. This probably comes from rating people’s appearance on a scale of 1 to 10.
  2. a looker / a stunner. …
  3. hot stuff. …
  4. foxy (usually used for women, with “lady”) …
  5. a stud / a hunk (only for men) …
  6. a babe (usually for women, although occasionally for men as well)

What are GATS slang? Definition of gat (Entry 3 of 3) slang. : handgun.

gun for

v.1. To pursue someone or something relentlessly in order to overcome or destroy: Look out; they’re jealous of you and they’re gunning for you.2. To go after something in earnest; set out to obtain something: Everyone in the office is gunning for a promotion.

3. To lend encouragement and support to someone or something: My friends were all gunning for me when I ran in the marathon.

See also: for, gunThe American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.