Although firearms have changes a lot since they were first introduced, the parts used for them still have not changed very much. All current guns have at least one basic group of parts: the frame, bolt, the magazine, and the firing pin. But beyond that, all firearms are broken down into their various components, like sights, barrels and triggers, caps, screws, etc. Below we’ll go over each of those individual parts and explain how they work and what they do.
The Frame: This is the frame of any modern firearm, including both the frame rail and the pistol grip. The most important part of the frame is probably the barrel, which is what “fires” the gun (see next section for details). Other important parts of the frame are the trigger (for the firing mechanism) and the cocking mechanism. Barrels can also be replaced with suppressors and fore grips.
The Barrel: The barrel is what holds the BB when it is fired from the firearm. For example, a shotgun is a shotgun rifle. All modern firearms will have a fixed or adjustable barrel, depending on how the user wants to use the gun. The most common uses are for hunting, self-defense, or just general sports shooting.
The Magazine: Just as a shotgun is better if it has a stronger magazine, so is a handgun better if it has a stronger magazine. Because of this, some handguns are designed better than others. Some are more durable, having reinforced magazines and frames while others are less durable but have lighter weight frames and magazines. It’s sort of like an auto gun. The main difference between an antique and a modern firearm is the magazine. In antique guns, you’re basically looking at the whole gun being made of one piece of metal.
The Slide: The slide is the part that connect the cartridge to the case, and in most cases is spring loaded. The mechanism that holds the slide is typically a barre or grooved, or maybe even a cocked and unlocked type. This is the most fragile part of the modern firearm, so it must be well maintained and not prone to damage. Also, all modern firearms have three basic groups of parts. What are these parts?
Magazine: The magazine, also known as the clip, is the ammunition of choice for the firearm. It holds many shots (the actual number may vary depending on the size of the rifle). The magazine must be securely held into place, and a good magazine must allow for a rapid firing of rounds after each pull of the trigger. Also, all modern firearms have three basic parts. What are these parts?