PAL Course & Firearms Safety Practice Quiz Free
1. What is the term for the metal tube through which a bullet is fired?
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?
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?
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?
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?
The projectile fired from a gun is called a bullet. There are multiple types of bullets.
What is the inside of a barrel called?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
The hammer strikes the firing pin. The firing pin then ignites the primer.
The lead core of a bullet is often surrounded by what?
A firearm with two barrels is what type of firearm?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
A cartridge that contains gunpowder but no bullet is called a blank. Blanks do make a flash and a sound.
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