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PAL Course & Firearms Safety Practice Quiz Free

PAL Course & Firearms Safety Practice Quiz Free

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1. What is the term for the metal tube through which a bullet is fired?

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The metal tube through which a bullet is fired is called a barrel. Gun barrels are typically made of a rigid, high-strength metal.

What is the name for a handgun that has a cylinder to hold cartridges?

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A revolver is a handgun with a cylinder that holds the cartridges. It is called a revolver because the cylinder revolves to move the cartridge into firing position.

What mechanism prevents a gun from firing?

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The safety prevents a fun from firing. But a safety isn't fail proof, so make sure you practice gun safety.

What part of the firearm causes the cartridge to load, fire, and eject?

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The action is the term used for when the cartridge loads, fires and ejects. Action can be single or double.

What is the name for the projectile fired from a gun?

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The projectile fired from a gun is called a bullet. There are multiple types of bullets.

What is the inside of a barrel called?

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The inside of a barrel is called a bore. The bore of a shotgun is smooth, which leads to the term "smoothbore."

What part of a gun do you hold on to?

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You hold on to a stock. Stocks are made of either plastic, metal or wood.

Gunpowder made of nitrate, charcoal and sulfur was called what?

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Gunpowder made of nitrate, charcoal and sulfur was called black powder. This kind of gunpowder is no longer used.

Firearms that can shoot multiple rounds in succession are called what?

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Firearms that can shoot multiple rounds are called repeaters. Repeaters may or may not require manual action between rounds.

What device muffles the sound of a gunshot and is prohibited in Canada?

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A silencer muffles the sound of a gunshot. A silencer fits over the barrel of a gun. Silencers and supresors are prohibited in canada.

The device used to aim a gun is called what?

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The device used to aim a gun is called a sight. The sight is located on top of the barrel & reciver.

Modern gunpowder is called _________ gunpowder.

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Modern gunpowder is called smokeless. However, modern gunpowder is neither true gunpowder nor truly smokeless.

A handgun that does not have a revolving cylinder might be called what?

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A handgun that does not have a revolving cylinder might be called a semi-automatic.

What is the term for the end of the barrel where the bullet exits?

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The term for the end of the barrel where the bullet exits is "muzzle." The muzzle is critical to a firearm's accuracy.

What holds the cartridge when it is ready to fire?

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The chamber holds a cartridge that is ready for firing. Revolvers have multiple chambers.

The weight of powder or a bullet is measured in what?

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The weight of the powder in a cartridge or of a bullet is called grain. This term used to be based on a grain of wheat or barley.

What part of a firearm strikes a firing pin?

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The hammer strikes the firing pin. The firing pin then ignites the primer.

The lead core of a bullet is often surrounded by what?

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A firearm with two barrels is what type of firearm?

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A firearm with two barrels is called a double-barrel firearm. A double barrel may be over/under or side by side.

What is the term that is used to describe the backward motion of a gun when fired?

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recoil is the term used to describe the backward motion of a gun when it is discharged. The term kick may also be used.

The side to side adjustment of a sight is called what?

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The side to side adjustment of a sight is called windage. This changes the horizontal aim of the weapon.

What component of a gun initiates the firing sequence?

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The trigger initiates the firing sequence. Triggers are typically activated using a finger.

The package of a propellant and a projectile is referred to as what?

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The package of a propellant and a projectile is referred to as cartridge. The packageing itself is a casing.

What tool is used to clean the inside of a barrel?

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A bore snake is used to clean inside the barrel. A bore snake might also be called a cleaning cord or pull through.

What device was once used to push the projectile down the bore toward the propellant?

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A ramrod was once used to push the projectile down the bore toward the propellant. A ramrod was typically made of metal or wood.

A repeating firearm uses what device to store and feed ammunition?

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A repeating firearm uses a magazine to store and feed ammunition. A magazine can be fixed or detachable.

The diameter of a barrel is expressed using what term?

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The diameter of a barrel is expressed using the term gauge. Gauge is a measure of the bore diameter.

How many barrels does a drilling have?

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A drilling has three barrels. The term "drilling" is based on the German word for three, which is drei.

What is the term used when firing a firearm without ammunition?

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Dry fire is the term used when firing a firearm without ammunition. But, be careful, dry firing can damage some firearm.

Informal target shooting is called what?

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Informal target shooting is called plinking. Shooting at cans can be called plinking.

The speed at which a projectile leaves the muzzle is called what?

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Velocity is the term for the speed at which a projectile leaves the muzzle. Velocity may be as high as 4,000 feet per second.

What part of a firearm ejects the spent casing?

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An ejector ejects the spent casing after the firearm has been fired. The extractor is part of the action cycle.

The up/down adjustment of a sight is called what?

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The up/down adjustment of a sight is called elevation. This refers to the vertical adjustment.

What is the term for a cartridge that contains gunpowder but no bullet?

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A cartridge that contains gunpowder but no bullet is called a blank. Blanks do make a flash and a sound.

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