Trivia Facts About Firearms! Quiz

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Below is a trivia quiz about firearms. In this day and age, a lot of people who have access to guns don’t use them as they should, and most countries don’t have enough legislation to guide how they will be used. Think you know a lot about firearms? Take this quiz and see just how true that is. Stay safe!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bullets are usually made of stainless steel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bullets are not usually made of stainless steel. They are typically made of lead or a lead alloy, sometimes with a copper or brass jacket. Stainless steel is not commonly used because it is a harder material and can cause damage to the barrel of the firearm when fired.

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  • 2. 

    Caliber refers to the approximate diameter of the bullet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that caliber does indeed refer to the approximate diameter of the bullet. Caliber is a measurement used to describe the size of a bullet or firearm, specifically the diameter of the projectile. It is an important factor in determining the compatibility between ammunition and firearms, as well as the potential impact and effectiveness of the bullet. Therefore, the statement "Caliber refers to the approximate diameter of the bullet" is true.

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  • 3. 

    You have a squib load if a cartridge fails to fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A squib load refers to a malfunction in a firearm where the bullet fails to exit the barrel completely. This can occur due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient powder charge or a blockage in the barrel. In this case, the statement suggests that a squib load would result in a cartridge failing to fire. However, this is incorrect as a squib load refers to a failure of the bullet to exit the barrel, not the failure of the cartridge to fire. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following do you not check when buying ammunition to make sure it is correct for your firearm?

    • A.

      Box

    • B.

      Grip

    • C.

      Bullet

    • D.

      Barrel

    Correct Answer
    B. Grip
    Explanation
    When buying ammunition, the grip of the firearm is not something that needs to be checked to ensure that the ammunition is correct. The grip refers to the way the firearm is held and does not directly impact the compatibility of the ammunition. Instead, factors such as the type and size of the bullet, as well as the length and diameter of the barrel, need to be considered to ensure that the ammunition is suitable for the firearm.

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  • 5. 

    One of the three things that can damage your ammunition is?

    • A.

      Transporting ammunition in your trunk.

    • B.

      Moisture

    • C.

      Leaving it in its original container

    Correct Answer
    B. Moisture
    Explanation
    Moisture can damage ammunition because it can cause the gunpowder to become damp or wet, which can affect its performance and reliability. When gunpowder gets wet, it can become less stable and may not ignite properly, leading to misfires or reduced power. Additionally, moisture can cause corrosion on the metal components of the ammunition, which can weaken the structure and potentially make it unsafe to use. Therefore, it is important to store ammunition in a dry environment and take precautions to prevent exposure to moisture.

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  • 6. 

    Rimfire and Centerfire are the two types of cartridge primers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rimfire and Centerfire are indeed the two types of cartridge primers. Rimfire primers are located in the rim of the cartridge case and are struck by the firing pin to ignite the propellant. Centerfire primers, on the other hand, are located in the center of the cartridge case base and are also struck by the firing pin to initiate the ignition. Both types of primers serve the same purpose of igniting the propellant, but they differ in their design and location within the cartridge. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    It is safe to open the chamber on a revolver immediately after a misfire and put a new round in the chamber.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Opening the chamber on a revolver immediately after a misfire and putting a new round in the chamber is not safe. A misfire can occur due to various reasons, such as a faulty primer or a defective round. If the chamber is opened immediately after a misfire, there is a risk that the round may still be live and could potentially discharge, causing injury or damage. Therefore, it is important to follow proper safety protocols and wait for a certain period of time before opening the chamber and handling the firearm after a misfire.

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  • 8. 

    A cartridge is composed of a case, primer, powder and ____

    • A.

      Shell

    • B.

      Bullet

    • C.

      Clip

    Correct Answer
    B. Bullet
    Explanation
    A cartridge is composed of a case, primer, powder, and bullet. The bullet is the projectile that is fired from the firearm when the cartridge is ignited. It is typically made of lead or a lead-core jacketed with copper. The bullet is housed within the case and is propelled out of the firearm's barrel by the expanding gases generated by the ignited powder. The bullet is what makes contact with the target and causes the desired effect, whether it is for hunting, self-defense, or sport shooting.

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  • 9. 

    It is fine to throw ammunition into a fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Throwing ammunition into a fire is extremely dangerous and should never be done. Ammunition is designed to explode when exposed to high heat, such as in a fire. This can cause serious injury or even death to anyone nearby. Additionally, the explosion can cause the fire to spread and cause further damage. It is important to handle ammunition properly and dispose of it safely to prevent accidents and harm.

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  • 10. 

    Whenever possible you should store ammunition.

    • A.

      In a basement.

    • B.

      In its original container

    • C.

      In your gun case.

    Correct Answer
    B. In its original container
    Explanation
    Storing ammunition in its original container is recommended because it helps maintain its integrity and prevents any potential damage or contamination. The original container is designed to protect the ammunition from moisture, dust, and other external factors that could affect its quality. Additionally, keeping ammunition in its original container allows for easy identification and organization, ensuring that you can quickly access the right type and caliber when needed.

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