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  2. 5.56×45mm NATO - Wikipedia×45mm_NATO

    The 5.56×45mm NATO standard SS109/M855 cartridge was designed for maximum performance when fired from a 508 mm (20.0 in) long barrel, as was the original 5.56 mm M193 cartridge. Experiments with longer length barrels up to 610 mm (24.0 in) resulted in no improvement or a decrease in muzzle velocities for the SS109/M855 cartridge.

  3. Blank (cartridge) - Wikipedia

    Blank (cartridge) Handgun blanks. A blank is a firearm cartridge that, when fired, does not shoot a projectile like a bullet or pellet, but generates a muzzle flash and an explosive sound ( muzzle report) like a normal gunshot would. Firearms may need to be modified to allow a blank to cycle the action, and the shooter experiences less recoil ...

  4. Saturday night special - Wikipedia

    Saturday night special is a colloquial term in the United States and Canada for inexpensive, compact, small-caliber handguns [1] made of poor quality metal. [2] Sometimes known as junk guns, some states define these guns by means of composition or material strength. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, they were commonly referred to ...

  5. List of firearm brands - Wikipedia

    Ammunition, suppressors, clothing BSA Birmingham Small Arms Birmingham Small Arms Company: United Kingdom Civilian, Military Accessories, ammunition, motorcycles, bicycles Bushmaster Bushmaster Firearms International: United States Canik Canik Mountains: Canik Arms Türkiye Civilian, law enforcement, military, security Chiappa Ezechiele Chiappa

  6. Cartridge (firearms) - Wikipedia

    Design Purpose. The cartridge was invented specifically for breechloading firearms. Prior to its invention, the projectiles and propellant were carried separately and had to be individually loaded via the muzzle into the gun barrel before firing, then have a separate ignitor compound (from a burning slow match, to a small charge of gunpowder in a flash pan, to a metallic percussion cap mounted ...

  7. M3 submachine gun - Wikipedia

    Fixed rear peep sight and blade foresight, calibrated to 100 yards for caliber .45 M1911 ball ammunition [12] The M3 is an American .45-caliber submachine gun adopted by the U.S. Army on 12 December 1942, as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M3. [12] The M3 was chambered for the same .45 ACP round fired by the Thompson submachine gun ...

  8. FN 5.7×28mm - Wikipedia×28mm

    FN's 5.7×28mm ammunition types were briefly manufactured by Olin-Winchester, but today they are made by FN Herstal in Belgium and (since 2006) Fiocchi in the United States. [10] [35] In 2009, the National Rifle Association of America added 5.7×28mm firearms to its NRA Tactical Police Competition standards, allowing law enforcement agencies to ...

  9. .45 ACP - Wikipedia

    2,036 ft/s (621 m/s) 829 ft⋅lbf (1,124 J) The .45 ACP ( Automatic Colt Pistol ), also known as .45 Auto, .45 Automatic, or 11.43×23mm [1] is a rimless straight-walled handgun cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904, for use in his prototype Colt semi-automatic pistol.