Nevada Hunter Safety Course

 

Parts of a Handgun

Handgun

1. Barrel

Barrel

The tube-shaped part of the handgun through which a bullet is fired. The barrel is attached to the framePart of a handgun that all other parts are attached to or housed in. 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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