Forensic Ballistics Review Questions 6
1. The part of a firearm that loads, fires, and ejects a cartridge.
2. One or more loaded cartridges consisting of a primed case,
propellant, and projectile.
3. The metal tube through which a projectile or shot charge is fired.
D. Breech face
4. That portion of a cartridge case which contains the primer
usually called the head.
5. The study of a projectile in motion.
A. Interior Ballistics
B. Exterior Ballistics
D. Firearms Identification
6. The old form of gunpowder invented over a thousandyears ago.
A. White Powder
B. Black Powder
C. Sodium Nitrate
7. The locking and cartridge head supporting mechanism of some
firearm designs that contains the firing pin, extractor, and
8. The inside of the barrel.
9. A slang term sometimes used for fired cartridge cases.
10. The end of the barrel attached to the action.
A. Breech Face
1. 3 Main Types of Ammunition
2. 3 Types of Ballistics
1) Interior - within the firearm
2) Exterior - After the projectile leaves the barrel.
3) Terminal - Impact on a Target.
3. Black Powder consists of nitrate, charcoal, Sulfur.
4. Smooth-bore weapons - have no rifling's.Typically shotguns.
Most handguns and rifles have rifling's.