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  1. provides space for lighting and sighting devices
  2. grips and pulls the shell from the chamber
  3. part of the frame that protects the trigger
  4. disengages the cylinder from the frame
  5. part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer (internal part)
  6. enables the bolt to return after firing (internal part)
  7. activates the revolver's operation in both single and double action
  8. used to support the rifle with the support hand; acts as a heat shield from the barrel
  9. located on the slide's front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy
  10. portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand
  11. holds the trigger group and bolt assembly [Shotgun]
  12. made of wood, plastic, or rubber; designed to allow the shooter to grip the firearm easily for control
  13. pushes the slide forward
  14. part of the hammer used for cocking the weapon to single-action mode
  15. activates the pistol's operation
  16. when the trigger is pulled, this part falls forward to activate the primer
  17. housing for the magazine (internal part)
  18. 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
  19. contains ammunition ready to be chambered
  20. bottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the magazine tube
  21. attaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term ___; Smith & Wesson uses the term YOKE (internal part)
  22. barrel's front end
  23. section consisting of the trigger, trigger springs, safety, and all firing mechanism parts
  24. place for the thumb to rest while gripping the pistol
  25. wooden or polymer grip near the magazine
  26. houses the bolt assembly group
  27. provides a path for the fired bullet and is chambered to hold the cartridge [Pistol]
  28. device that locks the slide in the open position
  29. located on the magazine tube's end and keeps the barrel in place
  30. secondary aligning device located on the receiver or barrel that aligns with the front sight bead or post to bring the shotgun into alignment for accuracy
  31. enables separation of the upper receiver from the lower receiver and allows for fieldstripping and cleaning
  32. long cylinder-shaped tube through which the projectile travels from the chamber
  33. base of the magazine
  34. internal structure that holds the parts of the revolver and provides a way of gripping the firearm
  35. part that enables shoulder support during firing
  36. holds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol
  37. opening on the side or bottom of the receiver; spent casings are ejected from it and live rounds are loaded into this port
  38. 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.
  39. holds the bolt to the rear when the charging handle is pulled to the rear and the lower portion is depressed; releases the bolt when the upper portion is depressed
  40. enables the firearm to fire when pulled
  41. part of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over cylinder
  42. top corner of the butt
  43. metal loops affixed to the rifle/carbine to which a carrying strap attaches
  44. part of the weapon attached to the receiver; a shooter places the ___ on his or her shoulder when firing
  45. houses the extractor rod and contains the chambers that hold the cartridges
  46. houses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor
  47. bead or raised post on the front of the barrel used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy
  48. located under the barrel and holds rounds
  49. rear area of the stock that the shooter mounts against the shoulder for firing; normally covered with a metal or plastic ___ plate or a recoil pad
  50. holds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol
  51. used to align the firearm to the bullet's point of impact
  52. directs the recoil spring
  53. permits removal of the magazine from the firearm [AR-15]
  54. slightly rounded steel part that blocks the loading port; catches rounds released from the magazine and raises them into alignment with the chamber
  55. when depressed, it causes the extractor to push the cartridge from the cylinder
  56. 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 ___ as the bolt goes past it
  57. contains the magazine release, magazine well, trigger housing, and trigger components [AR-15]
  58. device that allows quick and simple field stripping of the pistol
  59. provides a path for the fired bullet
  60. portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand
  61. portion of the grip that allows the fingers of the shooting hand to rest
  62. supports the cartridge at rest and during firing (internal part)
  63. attachment on the barrel's forward end that reduces the flash as burning powder escapes when the bullet exits the barrel
  64. allows the trigger to move when pressed [Pistol]
  65. when pulled, this releases the sear (a part that holds the hammer in the cocked position) and activates the firing pin
  66. mechanical device that, when activated, releases the slide [Shotgun]
  67. "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
  68. blocks the hammer from striking the firing pin; prevents firing (located on the left side of the weapon)
  69. a button assuring that the bolt is locked
  70. contains the firing pin, spring, and extractor (internal part) [AR-15]
  71. enables manipulation of the bolt to chamber a round
  72. located on the rear of the slide that aligns with the front sight to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy
  73. star-shaped device attached to the extractor rod that fits inside the cylinder that the rounds rest on (internal part)
  74. on a Smith & Wesson revolver, it is the spring-loaded part that holds the cylinder closed
  75. locks the cylinder
  76. flat steel part that fits onto the action bars and on which the bolt sits
  77. opening that permits the shell to exit the weapon (internal part)
  78. expels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)
  79. 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.
  80. allows access of the firing pin assembly
  81. 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)
  82. located on the rear of the frame; it can be adjustable or fixed
  83. the bottom part of the butt
  84. releases the magazine from the frame (magazine well) [Pistol]
  85. a butt plate, usually rubber, that reduces the effect of the shotgun's recoil or "kick"
  86. the end of the stock
  87. provides a path for the fired bullet; its chamber holds the cartridge
  88. cylindrical steel part containing the firing pin and extractor, which closes the breech end of the barrel for firing
  89. stock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests
  90. mechanical device that prevents a shooter from pulling the trigger and discharging the shotgun
  91. made of polymer designed to allow the shooter to easily grip and control the weapon