Semi-Automatic, Revolver, Caliber, Cartridges: What You Need to Know When Buying a Gun

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Sleuth Journal

What do you really need to know before buying a gun? Last week, in the first installment of our series, we talked about some of the things you needed to think about, like how you plan to be using it and some basic definitions. But there’s a lot more to buying a gun that will work well for you than understanding what the words mean.

So, let’s move on to Part 2 of our GunDay guest series by Steve Candidus, who has generously written these articles to make choosing a firearm easier.

By Steve Candidus

Revolvers vs. Semi-Automatics

Let’s start with an important note – your ammunition is not called bullets – that is what exits the barrel. The complete bullet, powder, and brass or aluminum case, is called a cartridge or round.

Revolvers

A revolver, sometimes called a wheel gun, has a cylinder typically holding five or six rounds.

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