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Commission internationale permanente pour l’epreuve des armes à feu portatives

The Commission internationale permanente pour lepreuve des armes à feu portatives is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users. To achieve this, all such firearms are fir ...

Deutsche Versuchs- und Prufanstalt fur Jagd- und Sportwaffen

The German Experimental and Test Institute for Hunting and Sporting Firearms, usually shortened DEVA, is a German manufacturers association whose purpose is to provide independent advice and testing for firearms and ammunition. DEVA conducts its work independently, and is co-owned by most German firearm manufacturers, such as Blaser, Heckler & Koch, Heym, Mauser, Merkel, Sauer, etc. DEVA today consists of two branches, one in Dune, Altenbeken and one on Stahnsdorfer Damm, Berlin.

Firearm malfunction

A firearm malfunction is the failure of a firearm to operate as intended for causes other than user error. Malfunctions range from temporary and relatively safe situations, such as a casing that didnt eject, to potentially dangerous occurrences that may permanently damage the gun and cause injury or death. Improper handling of certain types of malfunctions can be very dangerous. The basic rules of firearms safety should be followed at all times to minimize the risk to shooters and bystanders. Proper cleaning and maintenance of a firearm play a big role in preventing malfunctions.

Gun safe

A gun safe is a safe for one or more firearms and/or ammunition for those guns. Gun safes are primarily used to prevent access to unauthorized or unqualified persons, for burglary protection, and, in more capable safes, to protect the contents from damage during a flood, fire, or natural disaster. Access prevention is required by law in many places, necessitating a gun lock, metal gun cabinet, or gun safe. Gun safes have largely replaced the gun cabinets made of fine stained wood with etched glass fronts used for display that were commonly used decades ago, although some gun safes are made ...


Identilock is a firearm safety device, created by Michigan engineer Omer Kiyani. Identilock is a gun attachment that covers and prevents access to the trigger, which makes it different from other trigger locks. Identilock is clamped to the handle of the gun. It is locked and unlocked with a fingerprint, a biometric scanner that stores up to three fingerprints.

NATO EPVAT testing

NATO EPVAT testing is one of the three recognized classes of procedures used in the world to control the safety and quality of firearms ammunition. Beside this, there are also the Commission Internationale Permanente pour lEpreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives C.I.P. class of procedures and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute SAAMI class of procedures. EPVAT Testing is described in unclassified documents by NATO, more precisely by the AC/225 Army Armaments Group NAAG. EPVAT is an abbreviation for "Electronic Pressure Velocity and Action Time". Action Time here means the s ...