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pistolclick to hear

Short light handgun that is held in one hand; it is loaded with a magazine inside the butt.
pistol magazine base butt magazine catch trigger trigger guard slide magazine hammer rear sight barrel front sight cartridge

magazine base click to hear

The bottom of the magazine.

butt click to hear

The bottom part of the gun that is used to hold and aim it.

magazine catch click to hear

Device that joins the magazine to the butt.

trigger click to hear

Device that is pressed to fire the weapon.

trigger guard click to hear

Metal piece covering and protecting the trigger.

slide click to hear

Movable part used to load the weapon; it recoils when a shot is fired and pushes a new cartridge into the chamber of the barrel.

magazine click to hear

Device that slides into the butt of the pistol; it contains from seven to 17 cartridges, which are automatically fed into the barrel of the pistol.

hammer click to hear

Part that triggers the shot by striking the firing pin, which in turn strikes the cartridge primer causing the powder charge to explode.

rear sight click to hear

Notch in the weapon’s rear sight; the rear sight is lined up with the front sight when taking aim.

barrel click to hear

Tubular part that guides the trajectory of the projectile.

front sight click to hear

Metal aiming device attached to the front of the barrel.

cartridge click to hear

Ammunition consisting of a projectile (ball or lead), an explosive charge (gunpowder) and a primer collected inside a casing.