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1

Magazine release

Button or lever that releases a detachable magazine so that it can be removed from the pistol

2

Safety

Mechanical device that blocks the trigger or hammer to help prevent accidental firing

3

Slide lock

Switch that locks the slide in position when the slide is pulled to the rear

4

Bore

Inside of the handgun barrel through which the projectile travels when fired

5

Breech

Rear end of the barrel

6

Chamber

Base of the barrel used to hold the cartridge ready for shooting

7

Cylinder

Storage for ammunition in a revolver; the cylinder rotates as the action is cocked

8

Ejector rod

Metal rod used to help with removal of cartridges

9

Firing pin

A pin that strikes the primer of the cartridge, causing ignition

10

Receiver

Metal housing for the working parts of the action