Flashcards in Ballistics Deck (41)
How are shotguns classified?
The number of appropriately sized bullets that could be made from one pound of lead; the smaller the gauge, the bigger the bullet
Contents of a cartridge
Types of shotgun projectiles
Birdshot, buckshot, slug
A device or implement used to carry out a particular function
A weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
The study of projectiles, trajectories, and the effect on the target
Methods to determine whether a bullet or cartridge was fired by a particular weapon
Metal cylindrical part of a firearm through which the bullet travels
Discharging end of the barrel of a firearm
Firearm compartment that holds the cartridge
What is the chamber of a rifle called?
What is the chamber of a revolver called?
Part that hits the primer or firing pin or explodes the percussion cap, causing the gun to fire
Detachable firearm component in which cartridges are held to be fed into the firing chamber
Types of firearms
Handguns, shotguns, and rifles
Three types of ballistics
Internal - travel within gun
External - gun to target
Terminal - wound ballistics
Diameter of the bullet in either hundredths of an inch or mm or inside bore of the barrel
Why is the bullet actually slightly larger than the caliber?
So it fits snugly in the barrel, creates a seal, and doesn't rattle around
Center vs Rim
Berdan vs Boxer
Markings by the process
Hooks the cartridge and pulls it out to hit the ejector
Firing pin marks
Granule shape (ball, flattened ball, flake, stick)
Methods of bullet identification