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Josh Smith 07-25-2006 01:39 AM

Pistol Anatomy 101
By request:

The slide is the main part on top that you pull back and release, to chamber a round.

The magazine (sometimes erronously called a clip) fits in the handle on most models and hold the shells.

The hammer is what strikes the firing pin, which in turn strikes the primer on the cartridge and sets off the main charge of gunpowder, sending the bullet down the barrel.

The trigger activates the hammer.

The safety, on pistols so equipped, deactivates the trigger, rendering the firearm more safe. However, it is not a substitute for using your brain.

Feel free to ask basic questions about the anatomy of the semi-automatic pistol in this thread.

For further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistol

Josh <><

01-13-2007 08:47 PM

Pistol Anatomy 101
The trigger activates the trigger.

Doesn't the trigger activate the hammer, or striker?

mister2 08-06-2007 06:00 PM

Pistol Anatomy 101

though technically, it activates the sear, or trigger bar, or lever, etc...which ultimately activates ..yes, the hammer (or striker)

Josh Smith 08-08-2007 12:15 PM

Pistol Anatomy 101
Ooops! Well, at least I know someone is reading this!

Correcting now...

Josh <><

spikey614 12-31-2007 09:35 AM

Pistol Anatomy 101
When I write about guns I sometimes get the 2 mixed up but I feel the people here know what I mean. This goes along with some of my spelling. I see and do the spelling thing all of the time.

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