189 Multiple choice questions
- The magazine consists of five main parts:
- ___ is used to describe the hand that aids the other in shooting.
- ___ is "pushing" the spent cartridge out of the ejection port.
- ___ is the portion of the cartridge that becomes a projectile when in flight
is removing a round from the magazine tube and placing it in the
barrel's chamber by cycling the weapon, or after placing a round in the
open ejection port, pushing the slide forward (Shotgun)
- On a Smith & Wesson revolver, ___ is the spring-loaded part that holds the cylinder closed.
- The ___ is internal structure that holds the parts of the revolver and provides a way of gripping the firearm.
- propellant used in most firearms; produces a large volume of gas when ignited
___ enables separation of the upper receiver from the lower receiver
and allows for fieldstripping and cleaning (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- The magazine contains a ___ and ___ that pushes each round up to be stripped off by the forward movement
of the slide.
officers and perhaps first-time gun owners, you are responsible for
making sure your weapon is secure while you are off duty. Section
790.174, F.S. addresses requirements for storing firearms safely.As used
in this act, the term "minor" means any person under the age of ___.
- The ___ contains the magazine release, magazine well, trigger housing, and trigger components (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- Glock refers to their firearm as a ___.
- The barrel's front end (Shotgun)
- The ___ dictates what direction is safe.
- ___ is the most important element of firearms training.
- In a ___, the cartridge fails to feed into the chamber. This occurs when the magazine is not fully
- ___ is base of the magazine.
- The part of the frame that protects the trigger.
- A standard shotgun with an 18 inch barrel is about ___ inches long.
- ___ is located under the barrel and holds rounds (Shotgun)
- The ___ enables the bolt to return after firing (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
___ is a single, hollow lead bullet that weighs from 7/8 to 1 1/8
ounce. It is .72 caliber with an effective range of approximately 100
yards. The round penetrates most materials but not solid steel.
- Name the three types of shotgun chokes.
___ is star-shaped device attached to the extractor rod that fits
inside the cylinder that the rounds rest on (internal part).
- Failure to eject, often called a ___.
- The ___ pushes the slide forward.
- ___ is layering of the case with oxidation or foreign material, such as mold, fungi layers, congealed oil, and lubricants
- A ___ is the part of the frame that protects the trigger (Shotgun)
are the two pieces of steel mounted on each side of the inside of the
receiver at the magazine's rear; they help hold the cartridges in the
magazine and release them one at a time when the action operates. They
are also used to manually unload the shotgun. (Shotgun)
- The device that allows quick and simple field stripping of the pistol.
- ___ holds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol.
- The ___ is a flat steel part that fits onto the action bars and on which the bolt sits (Shotgun).
time you pick up, put down, or hand a firearm to another, open the
firearm's action and physically and visually inspect it to make sure
that it is not loaded. This is called a ___.
- ___ is a measurement used to identify different cartridge (projectile) sizes. It is determined by measuring the
diameter of the bore of the firearm. This helps identify the correct ammunition for a specific weapon.
- ___ is an actual tear, detachment, or rip that looks like an opening in the case body
- The ___ holds the ammunition.
- ___ is the ignition of the primer and firing the cartridge.
- ___ occurs when a fired cartridge case does not
completely eject. The most common causes are a weak powder charge (bad ammunition), a dry weapon (not enough lubrication), and, if while firing, the shooter does not provide enough resistance for the slide to operate (limp wrist).
part of a revolver that turns the cylinder as the gun is cocked, thus
aligning a cartridge with the hammer or firing pin (internal part).
- Nomenclature of the stock includes the following: (Shotgun)
___ is the cylindrical steel part containing the firing pin and
extractor, which closes the breech end of the barrel for firing
- Before cleaning or handling a firearm, make sure that it is ___ and ___. Never clean a loaded firearm.
- The ___ is located on the rear of the slide that aligns with the front sight to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy.
attachment on the barrel's forward end that reduces the flash as
burning powder escapes when the bullet exits the barrel (Semiautomatic
- Shotgun sights are either ___ or ___.
- ___ is a button assuring that the bolt is locked (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
standard 2 3/4-inch shell contains nine .33 caliber lead pellets. The
three-inch magnum shell contains twelve .32 caliber pellets. The spread
pattern from a 20-inch barrel is approximately one-inch spread per yard.
grip is used with a small (4-6 inch) flashlight with a rear switch and a
ring around the grip to give the index and middle fingers a hold. The
flashlight is held in the support hand between the index and middle
fingers. The switch is pulled back against the base of the hand or the
knuckles of the shooting hand, depending on the technique used.
- The device that locks the slide in the open position.
- The ___ is made of polymer designed to allow the shooter to easily grip and control the weapon.
- The ___ activates the pistol's operation.
- small, metal cup containing the detonating mixture used to ignite the propellant or powder charge
- ___ is the relationship between the eye, front sight, rear sight, and target.
- ___ is the wooden or polymer grip near the magazine (Shotgun).
- ___ is the most common cause of firearms accidents.
is made of solid carbon or tungsten steel coated with bright green
Teflon; it has a considerably sharper point than most manufactured
rounds. The round can pierce protective body armor or steel. In Florida,
its use or possession is illegal for anyone but law enforcement.
- the part of the case mouth that bends inward to grip the
bullet; with shotgun shells, the term applies to the closure at the case mouth.(shotgun only)
- ___ is unseating the breech end of the barrel from the slide
- ___ is located on the slide's front; used to bring the firearm into alignment
- markings found on the head of ammunition that indicate caliber
or gauge and identify manufacturer
- The ___ is a place for the thumb to rest while gripping the pistol
- A ___ is a failure to extract the round in the chamber and a new round being fed from the magazine.
- The ___ made of wood, plastic, or rubber; designed to allow the shooter to grip the firearm easily for control.
- The ___ allows the trigger to move when pressed. (Semiautomatic Pistol)
- The flashlight's main function is ___.
- ___ is when the breech end of the barrel locks into the slide
- ___ is the posture a shooter assumes while firing a shot.
- ___ is a butt plate, usually rubber, that reduces the effect of the shotgun's recoil or "kick" (Shotgun)
- The highest standards of firearms safety are required ___.
- The ___ activates the revolver's operation in both single and double action.
___ is a dimple or depression in the case; the case looks like someone
struck it with a hard object, crushing part of it inward
- Smith & Wesson uses the term ___ instead of "crane" (internal part).
is located on the end of the barrel near the muzzle; it is designed for
the swift location of the target and for bringing the firearm into
alignment for accuracy.
- ___ houses the extractor rod and contains the chambers that hold the cartridges.
is any object or group of objects that creates a visual barrier between
you and a threat but may not stop a projectile. Examples include
bushes, trees, and cars.
___ is the slightly rounded steel part that blocks the loading port;
catches rounds released from the magazine and raises them into alignment
with the chamber (Shotgun)
is pushing or pulling the cylinder release latch; this rotates the
cylinder out of the frame. Pushing the extractor rod ejects all
is moving the round from the magazine to the chamber by releasing the
slide, picking up the round from the magazine and seating the round into
___ is a full metal-jacketed bullet with incendiary material in the
casing of its base; when fired, the round can be visually tracked by the
burning material. The bullet tip is normally painted red or orange.
Having the same velocity as a full metal-jacketed bullet, it is most
often used by the military in fully automatic weapons.
- When the trigger is pulled, the ___ falls forward to activate the primer.
- When handing another person a semiautomatic pistol hand it over ___ first.
- It is recommended that duty ammunition be replaced ___.
- Ammunition duty life is ___ than its shelf life.
- The ___ is used to support the rifle with the support hand; acts as a heat shield from the barrel (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- ___ is the portion of the grip that allows the fingers of the shooting hand to rest. (Semiautomatic Pistol)
- The part of the hammer used for cocking the weapon to single-action mode.
is the metal hook-shaped part mounted on the bolt; the hook engages the
rim of the cartridge so that when the action is brought to the rear,
the ___ removes the shell from the chamber. (Shotgun)
- A ___ position is a position behind cover.
- The Glock action is sometimes referred to as a ___.
a ___ pistol, the first round fires double action. (The trigger being
pulled to the rear manually cocks the hammer and releases it.) The
second and subsequent rounds fire single action as the hammer remains
cocked each time the slide cycles. After firing is complete, the hammer
remains cocked. Before holstering the weapon, it must be de-cocked using
the de-cocking lever.
- When a pistol is ___, every round fires double action with the hammer at rest against the
rear of the slide. Every time the trigger is pulled to the rear, it manually cocks and releases the hammer to fire the pistol. As the slide cycles and goes forward, the hammer safety follows, coming to rest against the slide's rear. The hammer never stays cocked. The weapon's trigger pull is the same each time.
results when the trigger finger pulls the trigger straight back with
increasing yet constant and steady pressure until the firearm
- ___ disengages the cylinder from the frame.
- "pulling" the spent cartridge from the chamber
- ___ is placing live rounds into the open cylinder and closing the cylinder into the frame. (Revolver)
- ___ and ___ are two important factors in choosing an appropriate flashlight.
- ___ occurs when the pistol fails to extract a spent casing from its
chamber. The causes of this malfunction include a weak powder charge, dirt behind the
extractor, a dirty chamber, a broken extractor, a damaged or worn rim on the case, or
an over-expanded or cracked case.
___ is an indentation in the case that may weaken the case wall; a
scrape makes a layer of the case wall metal look as if it has been
scratched or torn away
- the edge on the base of a cartridge case that stops the progress of the case
into the chamber
- ___ enables manipulation of the bolt to chamber a round (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
the firearm each time it is fired, and fully inspect the firearm ___ a
week. Safety check the firearm each time you use it.
- The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) classifies the Glock as a ___.
___ occurs when a round is in the chamber and the action is closed. The
shell latch fails to keep a round in the magazine tube. Instead, it
moves the round onto the carrier. The weapon still operates but you
cannot load rounds until you remove the one in the chamber
- ___ is the mechanical device that, when activated, releases the slide (Shotgun).
- The ___ houses the bolt assembly group (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- The flashlight is held in the support hand with
the illuminating end projecting from the little finger on the side of the hand. The thumb controls a rearmounted
switch; the index finger controls a side-mounted switch near the back of the flashlight; the little or ring finger controls a side-mounted switch near the back of the flashlight.
- the metal or plastic container that holds all parts of a round of ammunition: primer, powder charge, and bullet
- When depressed, the ___ causes the extractor to push the cartridge from the cylinder. (Revolver)
- The stock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests (Shotgun)
- Consider these factors to determine appropriate cover:
- returning the firing mechanism to the fire position
- ___ is a cartridge design that features a solid lead bullet with a round nose; this bullet has a
medium velocity. By design, it easily penetrates interior walls or hollow core doors and then ricochets.
is one-half to three-quarters of this lead bullet is jacketed with
copper; the exposed lead on the flat nose allows for expansion upon
impact. Usually of high velocity, this bullet is designed for
antipersonnel. The round easily penetrates interior walls and solid
- The flashlight is held in the support hand with the illuminating end projecting
from the index finger side of the hand. The thumb controls the on/off switch with a side-mounted switch near the front of the flashlight; the little or ring finger controls it with a side-mounted switch near the back
of the flashlight.
- Most common shotgun gauge is the ___ gauge.
- When handing a shotgun to another person hand them the weapon in the ___ stance.
- The ___ holds the magazine spring and follower in the magazine. You can remove it to clean inside the magazine.
- ___ allows access of the firing pin assembly (Semiautomatic Pistol).
- A ___ is one that does not rotate.
- ___ is on the front of the barrel used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy (Shotgun)
- ___ is the only part not found in any other centerfire cartridge;
this is used to seal/confine gases; can be made of plastic or compressed cardboard (shotgun only)
- The ___ is end of the stock (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
___ occurs when the shell stop fails to retain a shell in the magazine
tube after one has been moved onto the carrier. The action will not
- The ___ is the bottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the
magazine tube (Shotgun)
- Accurate maximum distance for law enforcement purposes when using 00 buckshot
is approximately ___ yards
- ___ provides space for lighting and sighting devices.
safe direction is generally muzzle pointed down at a ___ degree angle
away from your body with your finger outside the trigger guard.
- ___ is the technique used when you cannot use the sights on your weapon or you have no
time to align the sight properly. The handgun becomes an extension of your arm and
hand. You use this "extension" to point to the target or threat and fire.
- A ___ is a technique used to reload in a tactical situation.
- The three most commonly used barrel lengths of a shotgun are ___.
___ is a round designed for training or noise; the casing's cardboard
material becomes a projectile when fired; the projectile cannot
penetrate drywall or hollow core doors. However, it can penetrate soft
body tissue. When fired at close range, it can cause serious injury or
death. Do not discharge in the direction of others. Use extreme caution.
- The direction of the cylinder rotation depends upon the manufacturer. A Smith & Wesson and Ruger revolver rotates ___.
- ___ is a complete ammunition cartridge that contains all parts of ammunition; a military term
meaning one single cartridge
is releasing the locked cylinder by squeezing the trigger so the
cylinder can rotate and place a live round in front of the barrel in
line with the firing pin; the cylinder then locks, allowing the firing
pin to strike the live round that has been locked in place. The cylinder
repeats this process with each pull of the trigger until all cartridges
have been fired.
is normally used for bird hunting or practice; this shell has a load of
small diameter lead or steel shot pellets. When fired at close range,
these pellets can be dangerous and cause injury.
- Pistols are categorized by their type of ___.
- Always treat every firearm as if it were ___, whether you think it is or not.
rear area of the stock that the shooter mounts against the shoulder for
firing; normally covered with a metal or plastic butt plate or a recoil
- A ___ mechanism performs the single
action of releasing the hammer or striker. Once the first round is fired the automatic movement of the slide resets the mechanism for each subsequent shot.
- spherical pellets of various sizes, usually made of lead(shotgun only)
hold your breath properly, inhale, exhale normally, and stop at the
moment when you pause between breaths. The extended pause between
breaths (known as _____) is the best time to fire the shot(s).
- A ___ is a condition that prevents a weapon from operating normally
- The ___ releases the magazine from the frame (magazine well). (Semiautomatic Pistol)
- ___ is a round-nose lead bullet completely covered with a copper jacket; sometimes called
ball ammunition, it is normally of medium to high velocity. Used extensively by the military, it has low expansion and high penetration capabilities. The chance for ricochet is high.
is the recommended time (normally expressed in years) for which you can
expect ammunition to be reliable from manufacture time to issue time.
- The direction of the cylinder rotation depends upon the manufacturer. A Colt revolver rotates ___.
- ___ is the portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand.
___ holds the bolt to the rear when the charging handle is pulled to
the rear and the lower portion is depressed; it releases the bolt when
the upper portion is depressed (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- is a measurement of shotgun bores derived from the number of bore-sized balls of lead per pound.
is a lead or copper-jacketed lead with a hollow cavity in the bullet's
nose; as the bullet expands upon impact, it expends its kinetic energy.
Since a hollowpoint expands quickly, it does not penetrate
as deeply as a round-nose bullet. This design reduces ricochet. Usually of high velocity, it delivers
maximum shock upon striking a surface of soft tissue.
- ___ is part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer (internal part). (Revolver)
- ___ is the housing for the magazine (Semiautomatic Rifle/Carbine)
- To perform the Harries technique, you should
hold the flashlight in your support hand and the handgun in your shooting hand. Then, put the backs of your hands together. With your hands braced together, you have more control over the handgun.
- ___ is locking the cylinder into the frame.
involves maintaining sight alignment before, during, and after firing a
round. You must maintain proper grip, stance, and finger placement on
piece of spring steel mounted on the inside left of the receiver; when
the action pulls a shell to the rear, it compresses and then releases
the ejector as the bolt goes past it. A small extension stops the shell
from going further and assists in ejecting the shell from the receiver.
is important in the aiming process. If you breathe while trying to aim,
the rise and fall of your chest moves the handgun vertically.
- The ___ directs the recoil spring. It absorbs the recoil and returns the slide to the following position.
___occurs when there is no powder or a partial burn of powder and the
primer ignites. The result is incomplete propulsion of the bullet, which
may lodge the projectile in the barrel. THIS IS A MAJOR
"small of the stock," just behind the receiver; the shooter uses the
___ and his or her shooting hand for control when firing or carrying it
- The ___ is the top corner of the butt (Shotgun)
- The term bullet is as known as a ___.
- A ___ occurs when the trigger is pulled, but the round fails to detonate.
- Shotguns chambers are usually ___ inches long.
- ___ refers to either the revolver or the semiautomatic pistol.
- The part of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over cylinder.
- ___ is used to describe the hand used to shoot the firearm.
- Use Phase 1 Clearance to fix failure to feed, failure to fire, stovepipe, and failure to
extract malfunctions. The easiest way to remember this method is to learn the phrase
___ (if necessary).
- The opening on the side or bottom
of the receiver; spent casings are ejected from it and live rounds are loaded into this port (Shotgun)
- Always point the muzzle in a ___.
- ___ is located on the magazine tube's end and keeps the barrel in place (Shotgun)
- With two or three fingers through the ___, hand the revolver to the other person, grip first.
- ___ are metal loops affixed to the rifle/carbine to which a carrying strap attaches.
- ___ provides a path for the fired bullet.
- ___ is the recommended time (normally expressed in months) for which you can expect ammunition to be reliable when used on duty.
- ___ is any object or obstacle that creates a bullet-resistant barrier between you and a
threat. It includes, but is not limited to, such things as a solid concrete wall, a vehicle's
engine block, or a concrete telephone pole.
- The ___ also activates the slide stop.
- The ___ is located on the rear of the frame; it can be adjustable or fixed.
- ___ is the part of the weapon attached to the receiver; a shooter places this on his or her shoulder when firing. (Shotgun)
- ___ locks the cylinder.
- The ___ houses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor (Semiautomatic Pistol)
- This technique is thumb-to-thumb; it uses the "watchman" grip. It provides some support for firearm control and good
illumination in relationship to the weapon.
___ attaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and
out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term ___ (internal part).
- Never rely on ___ to decide if a firearm is unloaded.
is the relationship of the front sight and rear sight with the
shooter's eye(s). It occurs when the top of the front sight is level
with the rear sight's top edge and centered in the rear sight aperture
- The ___ provides a path for the fired bullet and is chambered to hold the cartridge. (Semiautomatic Pistol)
- ___ is seating a loaded magazine into the magazine well.
is normally made of brass or copper dust held together with a resin
material that disintegrates upon impact with steel or concrete; it can
penetrate hollow core doors, drywall, or thin wood material