Florida Hunter Safety Course

 

Handguns

A handgun is a very challenging firearm to use when hunting. Some prefer it to a rifle or shotgun, because while it demands added patience, hunting with it can be a very satisfying experience. Let's look at the parts and various actions available.

Parts of a Handgun

1. Barrel

Barrel

The tube-shaped part of the handgun through which a bullet is fired. The barrel is attached to the frame and can vary in length. The longer the barrel, the more accurate the handgun will be in hitting a target.

 

2. Frame

Frame

The part of the handgun that all other parts are attached to or housed in.

 

3. Action

Action

The action on a handgun loads, fires and ejects a cartridge.

 

 
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