I had my hand on my shooting iron in my pocket after that, I can tell you!
"Put up your shooting iron, Mr. Melville," said Col. Warner, exhibiting a slight shade of annoyance.
In each pair one was to carry the light, while the other managed the ‘shooting iron.’
There was a good sized crowd of them, every one with some kind of shooting iron, and I saw at once that they meant business.
He pulled his shooting iron and trimmed the whiskers of one of 'em with a chunk of lead.
I'll give you some of the plunder, if you'll put up that shooting iron, and make no trouble.
A firearm, esp a pistol (1775+)