60 terms

Criminal Justice Firearms


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(revolver) safety
is the mostimportant element of fire arm training
(revolver) shooting hand & support hand
are used to describe the hand used to shoot the firearm and the hand that aids the other in shooting
(revolver) negligence
is the most common forms of firearm accidents
(revolver) cylinder release latch
disengages the cylinder from the fram
(revolver) cylinder stop
locks the cylinder
(revolver) extractor
star-shaped device attached to the extractor rod that fits inside the cylinder that the rounds rest on (internal parts)
(revolver) extractor rod
when depressed, it causes the extractor to push the cartrige from the cylinder
(revolver) frame
internal structure that holds the parts of the fevolver and provides a way of gripping the firearm
(revolver) front sight
located at the end of the barrel near the muzzle: it is designed for the swift location of the target & for bringing the firearm into alignment for accuracy
(revolver) grip
made of wood, plastic or rubber: designed to allow the shooter to grip the firearm for control
(revolver) hammer
when the trigger is pulled , this part falls foward to activate the primer
(revolver) hammer nose
pin or firing pin- part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer
(revolver) hammer spur
part of the hammer used for cocking the weapon to single-action mode
(revolver) hand
part of the revolver that turns the cylinder as the gun is cocked
(revolver) rear sight
located in the rear of the of the frame it can be adjustible or fixed
(revolver) top strap
part of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over the cylinder
(revolver) trigger
activates the revolver's operation in both single and double action
trigger gaurd
part of the frame that protcts the trigger
(revolver) loading
placing live rounds into the open cylinder and closing the cylinder into the frame
(revolver) locking
locking the cylinder into the frame
(revolver) firing
ignition of the primer and firing the cartridge
(revolver) extraction/ ejection
pusshing or pulling the cylinder: this rotates the cylider frame pushing the extractor rod ejects all catridges
(pistol) five main parts of the magazine
follower.. spring.. magazine insert.. floor plate.. magazine tube
(pistol) accessory rail
provides place for lighting and sighting devices
(pistol) magazine floor plate
base of the magazine
(pistol) magazine catch
releases the magazine from the frame (magazine well)
(pistol) front strap
position of the grip that allows fingers of the shooting hand to rest
back strap
portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand
(pistol) slide cover plate
allows access of the firing pin assembly
(pistol) slide
houses the firing pin, safety, drop safely, sights, and extractor
(pistol) muzzle barrel
provides a path for the fired bullet and is chambured to the holding cartrige
(pistol) rear slight
located near the rear of the slide that aligns with the front sight to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy
(pistol) slide lock
device that allows quick and simple field stripping of the equipment
(pistol) slide stop lever
device that locks the the slide in the open position
(pistol) thumb rest
place for the thumb to rest while gripping the pistol
(pistol) trigger safety
allows the trigger to move when pressed
(pistol) trigger
activation of the pistols operation
(pistol) grip panel
made of polymer designed to allow the shooter to easily grip and control the weapon
(pistol) front sight
located on the slides front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy
(pistol) frame/ receiver
holds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol
(revolver) barrel
provides a path for the fired bullet
(revolver) center pin
on a smith & wesson revolver, it is the spring loaded part that holds the cylinder together
(revolver) crane
attaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the word crane; Smith & Wesson uses the word yoke (internal part)
(revolver) cylinder
houses the extractor rod and contains the chambrts that hold the cartridges
Pistols are categorized by...
their trigger mechanism
some additional parts of a semi- automatic pistol...
recoil, guide, recoil spring, and slide
the rocoil guide directs the...
recoil spring
types of pistols
single-action, double action only, double/ single
mechanism performs the single action of releasing the hammer or striker
double action only
every round fires double action with the hammer at rest against the rear of the glide
semiautomatic pistol functions
by using the energy from the recoil of a single round of ammunition to extract and eject a fired cartrige from the pistols chamber and load an unfired round from a magazine into the chamber for the next shot
cylcle of operation
loading, feeding/chambering, locking, firing, unlocking, extraction, ejecting, cocking
neutralized target
neutralize all deadly threats
enguaged of nondeadly threat
identify the nondeadly threat and respond with proper verbal commands
weapons status
follow all safety rules when handeling the weapon. Show awareness of the weapons status, and respond to weapon malfunctions
use of cover
move to cover
take proper cover and reload
verbal commands
use these to identify yourself and direct the subject.
threat recognition
the ability to distinguish a deadly threat from a non deadly threat
reaction time
this is the time you take to distinguish a deadly threat from a non-deadly threat and then take appropriate action