Forensic Ballistics Review Questions 3
1. The handle used to hold a gun.
2. The pivoting mechanical part of a firearm that causes the firing
pin to ignite the cartridge's primer.
3. The device that aids the eye in aiming the barrel of a firearm in
the proper direction to hit a target
4. A removable or fixed device designed to hold cartridges for
feeding into the firing mechanism of a firearm during its operation.
C. Double feed
5. The open end of the barrel from which the projectile exits.
6. The upper portion of a semi-automatic pistol that houses the
barrel and contains the breechblock and portions of the firing
7. The part of a gun that a bullet is fired through.
8. A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
A. Trigger lock
C. Trigger guard
D. Trigger control
9. A loop surrounding the trigger of a firearm and protecting it
from accidental discharge.
B. Trigger lock
C. Trigger guard
D. Trgger bar
10. Condition of a gun, in semi-automatic firearms, when fired until
its magazine is empty, the slide will remain in its rearmost
position and lock open.
A. Slide action
B. Slide lever
C. Slide release
11. A button or lever on a gun which is used to release the magazine
from the gun.
A. Magazine well
B. Magazine pouch
C. Magazine loader
D. Magazine release
Answer: Forensic Ballistics
Some Related Definition of Terms
1. Slug - a cylindrical projectile, usually of bore diameter, designed
to be discharged from a shotgun.
2. Stopping power - ability of the round to stop a target.
3. Ejector Rod - metal rod used to help with removal of cartridges.
4. Cylinder - storage for ammunition in a revolver, the cylinder
rotates as the action is cocked.
5. Trigger lock - a locking device put on a firearm to render it
unable to be fired.
6. Breechblock - is the part of the firearm action that closes the
breech of a weapon (whether small arms or artillery) at the
moment of firing.
7. Skeet - Competitive shotgun shooting at 'clay pigeons' thrown
from two different locations.
8. Headspace - The space available for the cartridge between the
face of the breechblock and the part of the chamber that keeps
the cartridge from going forward.
9. Zero - To adjust sights for a specific range by firing several trial
shots at that range.
10. Primer - A small metal cup that contains a tiny explosive charge
that is sensitive to impact. A primer is placed in the base of a
shell casing to ignite the powder of the completed cartridge. It is
detonated by the striking of a firing pin in the firearm.