Parts of a handgun

There are three basic parts of a handgun.

  • Barrel

The barrel is the tube-shaped part of the handgun through which a bullet is fired. It is attached to the handgun’s frame and can vary in length. The longer the barrel, the more accurate the handgun in hitting a target.

  • Frame

The frame give the handgun its structure. All other parts are attached to or housed in the frame.

  • Action

A handgun’s action loads, fires and ejects a cartridge.

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