What is a "hit"?

A "hit" is a match between the submitted casing and the NIBIN database. These matches are compared against specific "tool marks" which are microscopic etchings made by the firearm manufacturer. These markings get transferred onto the casing when the gun is fired.

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1. Who do I contact if my gun is stolen?
2. What is Operation Save-A-Casing?
3. How does the program work?
4. What is NIBIN?
5. What is a "hit"?
6. What information will I need to provide?
7. Is this program mandatory?
8. Where is the information stored?
9. How can this program help law enforcement find my firearm?
10. Is there a cost involved?
11. Who is involved in this program?
12. When do I provide my casings?
13. Why can't I send you my casings now?
14. If my gun is stolen and used in a crime, am I liable?
15. If my gun is stolen, used in a crime, and recovered, can I get my gun back?
16. Who do I contact if I have any questions?