You may know how a gun works but check out these animations to see it from the inside out!
Let’s face it, firearms are fascinating. From the firing pin to the rifling of the barrel, there are a lot of parts inside a handgun that work together to feed and fire a bullet.
To demonstrate just how a handgun works, designer Jacob O’Neal of Animagraffs created a series of GIFs that explain the inner-workings of a handgun. Featuring a 1911 pistol, his animations shows the process from chambering a round to ejecting the cartridge.
CHECK THEM OUT:
Pretty cool, right?!
Did you learn anything from these graphics? What did you find most fascinating?
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Jenn Jacques is a fierce 2A defender, concealed carry advocate, fishing enthusiast, avid hiker, hunter, and an all-around great gal with a gun. As a former Private Detective, Jenn put those skills to good use, fighting for gun rights in her home state of Wisconsin before becoming the first female editor of a 2A/Gun News site and moving on to become a publication writer, popular multi-media guest, and respected news expert.
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4 thoughts on “You May Know How Handguns Function but You Haven’t Seen Them Like This!”
Love the illustrations gave my wife a better understanding of a semi auto hand guns.
Very cool, I haven’t seen them like this before, that you were right about!
Excellent graphics I learned how the firearm actually works! Thanks
The Glock Armorer’s course featured similar animated graphics, Of course, a Glock has less moving parts than a 1911 or a Beretta 92. But all guns are marvels of engineering, especially double action revolvers. What is amazing is all the parts move when they’re supposed to, lock when they’re not supposed to, and how much energy is stored in a simple spring.. What amazing pieces of machinery and how fine the tolerances are. That’s why I love working on them. Oh, and a bit more history on the Walther PPK. The PPK/s is the stainless, GCA compliant model, with final assembly here in the USA. The US Postal Inspection Service selected the Walther PPS/k as an undercover gun, but it does not lend itself to dropping the magazine during a tactical reload, or being held and fired in a close combat tuck. The Walthers were designed to be fired offhand, shooting arm extended, European style. Malfunction drills were a disaster. I used to spend my evenings in my motel room stripping and cleaning those Walthers, especially the magazines. One division, Newark, refused to use Walthers by instead, hacksawing revolver barrels, use of pearl grips, nickel plated guns, and creating “Fitz” specials. I was one of about twenty firearms coordinators who put the nails in the lid of the Walther’s coffin by not recommending we adopt them. I don’t know what happened to the Walthers, probably the same fate as the 1928 Thompsons we had. Another thing that sunk the program was we didn’t allow shoulder holsters and our IWB holsters had to have retention straps.