Basic Parts Of A Handgun! Trivia Facts Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Claire Marvin
C
Claire Marvin
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 5 | Total Attempts: 13,332
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 2,940

SettingsSettingsSettings
Basic Parts Of A Handgun! Trivia Facts Quiz - Quiz

Have you ever touched a handgun? Below is a trivia fact quiz that seeks to teach you about the basic parts of a handgun and how to handle it. Only those that want to learn more about this firearm should take the quiz. Do give it a try and see what new things you could learn. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is one of the three main components of handguns.

    • A.

      Hammer

    • B.

      Trigger Guard

    • C.

      Frame

    Correct Answer
    C. Frame
    Explanation
    The frame is one of the three main components of handguns. It is the central structure that holds all the other parts together, including the barrel, slide, and grip. The frame provides stability and strength to the handgun, allowing it to function properly. It also houses the firing mechanism and magazine, making it an essential part of the firearm.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    The bore of the barrel should match the diameter of the bullet?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The bore of the barrel should match the diameter of the bullet in order to ensure proper alignment and accuracy when the bullet is fired. If the bore is too large or too small, it can cause the bullet to wobble or become unstable, leading to inaccurate shots. Therefore, it is important for the bore and bullet diameter to be compatible for optimal performance.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Barrels have a 

    • A.

      Muzzle end and chamber end.

    • B.

      Front and back end.

    • C.

      A hole down the middle called the caliber.

    Correct Answer
    A. Muzzle end and chamber end.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Muzzle end and chamber end." This is because barrels, especially in firearms, have distinct ends. The muzzle end is the front end of the barrel, where the projectile exits, while the chamber end is the back end where the cartridge is loaded and fired. The hole down the middle of the barrel is called the bore or caliber, which determines the size of the projectile that can be fired.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    A double action only handgun

    • A.

      Requires a hammer to be cocked.

    • B.

      Acts like a single action firearm after the first shot is fired.

    • C.

      Requires the trigger to be pulled to both pull back and release the hammer.

    Correct Answer
    C. Requires the trigger to be pulled to both pull back and release the hammer.
    Explanation
    A double action only handgun requires the trigger to be pulled to both pull back and release the hammer. This means that each time the trigger is pulled, it performs two actions: pulling back the hammer and releasing it to strike the firing pin. This design eliminates the need to manually cock the hammer before firing, making it easier and quicker to shoot. After the first shot is fired, the handgun acts like a single action firearm, where the trigger only releases the hammer without having to pull it back.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    The chamber on a revolver is the cylinder where rounds are inserted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The chamber on a revolver is indeed the cylinder where rounds are inserted. Revolvers typically have multiple chambers, each capable of holding a single round. When the trigger is pulled, the chamber rotates, aligning a loaded round with the barrel for firing. Therefore, the statement is correct.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    All handguns have a 

    • A.

      Hammer

    • B.

      Frame

    • C.

      Multiple barrels

    Correct Answer
    B. Frame
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Frame" because all handguns have a frame, which is the structural component that holds all the other parts of the handgun together. The frame provides stability and support for the other components such as the barrel, slide, and trigger mechanism. It also houses the magazine and provides a grip for the shooter. Without a frame, a handgun would not have a solid structure and would not be functional. Therefore, the frame is an essential part of all handguns.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Frame, barrel and trigger make up the three main parts of a handgun

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a handgun typically consists of more than just three main parts. While the frame, barrel, and trigger are indeed important components, there are other essential parts such as the slide, magazine, grip, and sights that complete the handgun. Therefore, the given statement is incorrect.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Firearm safety rules are the same for both revolvers and semi auto pistols.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the basic principles of firearm safety apply to all types of firearms, including revolvers and semi-auto pistols. These principles include treating every firearm as if it is loaded, keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, keeping your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, and being aware of your target and what is beyond it. These rules are designed to prevent accidents and promote safe handling of firearms, regardless of the specific type of firearm being used.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.