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Semi-Auto Handgun For Sale

SEMI-AUTO HANDGUN FOR SALE 

Semi-Auto Handgun For Sale -Semi-auto handguns, or semi-automatic pistols, are handguns that use the energy from the prior shot to reload the chamber for the next shot, so that the gun can be fired with each pull of the trigger.  A detachable magazine supplies the ammunition. Popular brands of semi-automatic pistols are: GlockSmith & Wesson (or S&W)Sig Sauer, Springfield, and Ruger. The benefit of the semi-automatic pistol is that they are quick firing and have a magazine that can be exchanged quickly.semi-automatic pistol for sale

How a Semi-Automatic Pistol Works

There are eight actions that occur as a pistol fires a projectile:

  1. Feeding – Moves a cartridge from the magazine toward the barrel.
  2. Chambering – A cartridge moves fully into the barrel chamber area.
  3. Locking – The barrel and slide ‘lock’ together mechanically.
  4. Firing – The cartridge primer is hit by the firing pin, powder is lit, pressure builds, and the projectile (bullet) leaves the barrel.
  5. Unlocking – The slide and barrel mechanically separate slightly.
  6. Extracting – The slide moves rearwards and the extractor ‘hook’ pulls the empty cartridge casing out of the barrel by its rim.
  7. Ejecting – The ejector hits the empty cartridge rim, turning it/pushing it out the slide ejection port.
  8. Cocking (resetting the action) – The trigger and the firing pin are set together and ready to fire another round.Semi-Auto Handgun For Sale

Four primary parts of a semi-automatic pistol

Frame

The frame makes up the basic structure of the pistol to which the other major parts are attached.

Barrel

The barrel is a long hollow tube through which the projectile travels on its way to the target. The ‘rifled’ (grooved) texture inside spins the bullet, creating velocity and accuracy. In most cases, the length of the barrel determines the velocity. The shorter the barrel, the less velocity is produced.

Slide

The slide is the steel upper portion of a semi-automatic pistol. The slide chambers ammunition into the barrel and extracts the spent casing after the round is fired. It also slides along its tracks during the recoil process to provide the link between the breechblock and barrel.parts of a semi automatic handgun

Magazine

The magazine contains the ammunition and ensures that it is fed properly into the barrel.

Other Parts of the Pistol

Other Parts of a Pistol

Trigger

The trigger guard is the material around the trigger that provides protection and safety.

Hammer

The hammer impacts the firing pin or cartridge directly, discharging the ammo.

Firing pin

The firing pin is the hardened pin centered behind the primer of a chambered cartridge. When struck by the hammer, it impacts the primer cap of the cartridge and discharges the ammunition.

Ammunition

Ammunition is also known as a ‘cartridge’ or ‘round’. It consists of casing, primer, powder, and projectile.

Advantages of Semi-Automatic Handguns 

  • Slimmer, lighter and easier to conceal
  • Magazines can hold more rounds of ammunition
  • Can fire rounds of ammunition in rapid succession
  • Easier trigger pull
  • “Typically” have less recoil
  • Easy to reload

Disadvantages of Semi-Automatic Handguns 

  • Meticulous cleaning required
  • More likely to misfeed
  • More likely to be “ammunition sensitive”. May not feed all brands of bullets well (practice and trying different brands can minimize these issues).
  • Overall more expensive
  • Takes more hand strength to “rack the slide” to chamber the first round.

Rules for Safe Gun Handling

If you’re a new gun owner, we need to start by talking about safety. Handling firearms is an inherently dangerous activity. Every time you pick up a gun, you are making life and death decisions. That’s something we can’t ever forget. Fortunately, we can mitigate a lot of that risk by following the four basic rules of safe gun handling. You might hear these worded in a number of different ways, but I’ll give you my summary:

  1. Treat all guns the same way you would treat a loaded gun.
    You cannot ignore the other three rules just because you believe a gun is unloaded.
  2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    That means, if it were to fire, it’s not going to hurt anyone and it’s not going to damage anything you can’t afford to replace.
  3. Keep your finger away from the trigger until you are ready to shoot something.
    Pretty straightforward, but that’s the one people seem to have the most trouble remembering.
  4. Know what it is you are shooting at and what is behind it.
    That goes for the shooting range or anywhere else you might need to use your gun.

There’s a lot more to using a gun safely than just the four rules, but if you follow them, you greatly reduce your chance of unintentionally hurting yourself or someone else.

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