Nomenclature of Semiautomatic Pistol
Terms in this set (18)
Provides space for lighting and sighting devices.
Portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand.
Holds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol.
Located on the slides front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy.
Portion of the grip that allows the fingers of the shooting hand to rest
Made of polymer designed to allow the shooter to easily grip and control the weapon.
Releases the magazine from the frame (magazine well)
Magazine floor plate
Base of the magazine
Provides a path for the fired bullet and is chambered to hold the cartridge.
Located on the rear of the slide that aligns with the front sight to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy.
Houses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor
Slide Cover plate
Allows access of the firing pin assembly
Device that allows quick and simple field stripping of the pistol
Slide stop lever
Device that locks the slide in the open position
Place for the thumb to rest while gripping the pistol
Activates the pistols operation
part of the frame that protects the trigger.
Allows the trigger to move when pressed.