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Certain European models have the release button located on the heal of the grip frame butt, just behind the magazine well. MAGAZINE WELL: The hollow portion of the grip frame that holds the loaded magazine. MALFUNCTION: An operational failure of a weapon usually caused by operator error or faulty ammunition. MUZZLE: The open end of the barrel of the weapon out of which the bullet exits the firearm. PIE OFF: (pie a corner) A movement technique of incrementally sidestepping around a corner to safely clear the other side of that area.
22 Long Rifle. SEMIAUTOMATIC: Refers to the definition of a self-loading firearm. SIGHTS: The iron, optical or electronic sighting devices mounted of the top strap or slide of a firearm. SINGLE ACTION: The action of a pistol in which the trigger only releases the hammer to fire the weapon. To allow the weapon to fire, the hammer must first be manually cocked. SLIDE ACTION RELEASE: On a semiauto pistol, the lever that locks the slide open or releases it. SLIDE: The large metal upper portion of most semiauto pistols that travels alternately to the back and front on the top of the frame as a shot is fired.
HAMMER: The metal part under spring tension that, when released by the sear, drops and strikes the firing pin to fire the weapon. It is normally located in the upper backstrap of the gun and can be external (visible) or internal (hidden). HANG FIRE: A perceptible delay in cartridge ignition after the hammer has dropped on the firing pin. JAM: A failure or breakage of internal parts of the weapon that causes a stoppage in operation. MAGAZINE: The elongated, boxlike metal storage device that holds the cartridges in a semiauto pistol.