How do you understand how firearms work? If you are new to the world of guns and consider yourself an avid shooter then this article will get you started on a good path of gaining knowledge of how they really work. It’s quite simply the case that every gun is nothing more than a rifle (or handgun) bordered by a magazine (or clips) on either side to hold the bullet, powder or bullet for feeding into the gun’s magazine or barrel. Once the bullet is shot, the gun fires the bullet down the barrel at a velocity which pushes the bullet down the barrel until it falls out or as some call it “sprays”.
Rifles are the basic rifle and shotgun. They are the most common firearm type as well as being the oldest form of gun. The difference between a rifle and a shotgun is that a rifle has a fixed, straight barrel and a shotgun has a movable, curved barrel. Rifles can shoot over a longer distance than shotguns but are heavier and tend to be more expensive.
Another distinction between the two types of guns is that a rifle can only hold a certain amount of ammunition. This is dictated by the size of the barrel and the overall size of the rifle. Rifles must have a larger capacity than Shotguns to allow for a shooter to take multiple shots within the same cartridge. There are exceptions to this rule such as the shotgun being able to fire more shots after the first one has been fired. This can only happen if there are no stoppages in between each shot such as when using a semi-automatic mechanism.
In order to understand how firearms work, you must first understand how the firing occurs. Unlike a pistol where the action of pulling the trigger causes the hammer to hit the pins, a rifle must have a firing pin strikes the primer. After it strikes the primer, the firing pin pushes the bullet down the barrel in a bullet that is propelled out at a muzzle velocity. Unlike a shotgun which pops the shot out, a rifle must load each shell separately into the gun magazine by “loading” it with bullets. A shotgun or rifle can only hold a certain amount of ammunition depending on what type of weapon it is.
The way in which this works is that once the new cartridge is loaded into the gun, the operator must cock the gun before it can fire. This can be done manually or using a trigger. If the trigger is used then the operator must place the finger on the trigger and pull the trigger for each shot. Cocking a semi-automatic firearm is the same as loading a new cartridge. When a semi-automatic firearm is used without a trigger, the operator must use the finger on the trigger to cock the gun before each shot.
A bolt or hammershot is used to load a cartridge into a new firearm. The bolt must hit a fixed target in order for it to reload the gun. Once the bolt or hammer shot hits the target, it pushes the spent case off the rim of the case and down the barrel. This ejects the spent cartridge and puts a fresh round in the barrel ready to be fired.