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What You Should Know | Evolution | Types of Firearms | Basic Firearm Actions | Final Quiz


Actions contain the parts that load, unload and fire the cartridge.

Actions come in various styles. You will find rifles, shotguns, and handguns with these actions.

Let's look at the parts of the action: frame, trigger, safety, magazine and action release. How these parts are assembled determine a firearm's action.


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