In most cases, cartridges are also known as bullets. On the other hand, certain scholars think that referring to cartridges as bullets, is rather inappropriate. As a matter of fact, a bullet is part of the numerous components of a cartridge.  One of the key components of a cartridge is the casing, which is usually made up of brass. In the casing, is the gunpowder, there has to be a specific amount of gunpowder that should be filled in this component.  Just above the casing, is another component known as the projectile.  The projectile is popularly known in layman language as the bullet. More often than not, different firearms come with different cases. However, the mechanisms which are typically used when it comes to firing a cartridge are often the same, irrespective of the gun in question.

Firearm cartridges work by first being loaded into either the magazine or the firearm's cylinder.   For a cartridge to get into the breach of the firearm, the weapon will have to be cocked. In the firearm, is a device known as the firing pin. Once the pistol is cocked, the firing pin is taken directly behind the primer. When firing a pistol, the firing pin is set free and hits the primer. The firing pin, just like the name suggests is responsible for setting the gunpowder on fire. The explosion that occurs once the pin has set the gunpowder on fire is usually controlled.  The bullet forced out of the pistol through very high pressure, obtained from the hot gunpowder. In most cases, when the barrel of a gun is long, then apparently gains a high velocity.

In conclusion, certain things are observed, once a bullet has left the firearm. Firstly, a sudden flash occurs. Then the flash from the pistol is followed by smoke. The smoke usually comes with the smell of the gunpowder. Lastly, the casing of a cartridge is left in the pistol; no matter how many times the firearm put into use.


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