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Understanding the Parts of a Gun | Gun Guide
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Understanding the Parts of a Gun | Gun Guide

Full Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLALQuK1NDrh77AY3PpPOGCIeZ65u4WZl - - Watch more Gun Guide videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515078-Understanding-the-Parts-of-a-Gun-Gun-Guide Today we're going to talk about understanding the different parts of a gun. There's several types of guns out there and they're all different but most of them have a lot of similarities. We'll start with an automatic pistol such as this right here. The basic parts of this gun. You have the frame which is bottom with the handle and the trigger guard, and you have the slide which is on the top which moves back and forth. Now inside the slide, you have the barrel which is where the bullet will spin and come out of, and inside here you also have your firing pin. The firing pin is what comes out and hits the bullet causing it to fire. Behind the firing pin on every gun is some kind of hammer. The hammer hits the pin making the pin hit the bullet and making it go off. Most of these guns have a concealed hammer, some of them have an exposed hammer. We'll show you both of those today. Another part of the gun as far as an automatic is you have your magazine. The magazine goes in the bottom. This is what holds your ammunition. The magazine well is right here. This is where the magazine goes. Insert it in, that's how you're going to load the gun. Those are pretty much all the standard parts of the gun. Also you have the trigger, which is right here, which you pull the trigger, causes the hammer to hit the firing pin, which causes the gun to go off. Another very important part on an automatic is what's called the slide release. When the slide is locked back like this, a little button, it's on this side here, when you depress that, it releases the slide which will load a round into the chamber. Those are your basic parts of a handgun. The only difference for a revolver on a handgun was this is your exposed hammer which I referred to, it's on the outside. You can see it. And you have a cylinder instead of a magazine in this gun. The cylinder will hold your ammunition. This will hold 6. Put them in, load them in. Every time you pull the trigger, the cylinder turns and a new round is loaded. Otherwise the components are still the same. When it comes to long guns, a lot of the similar components have the same names. One shotguns, you have what is called the pump which is right here. The pump is what will load a round into the chamber. The rounds are stored inside this housing here and every time you hit this pump it will eject the spent round that was just shot and load a new one in at the same time. Otherwise the components are all the same. You have the grip, the trigger, your firing pin's in here. You also have rifles which are pictured behind me. They all have similar components. They have upper and lower receivers. The triggers and the firing pins, everything works pretty much the same as the pistols, they're just a little bit bigger and sometimes the rifles have a few more parts added. But this is basically a general overview of the different parts of a gun.
Protecting Children from Guns
Lee Health

Protecting Children from Guns

In 2016, 47 children were taken to Lee Health’s trauma department for gun related injuries. Health experts say these types of injuries can be prevented. Sally Kreuscher, Child Advocacy Program Coordinator with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, says guns can be found in one out of three homes. “So many homes now days have guns within the homes so we want to have conversations with our children’s friends and neighbors so that we know when they leave our home it’s a safe environment that they’re going to.” Studies show in Florida one child is shot every 17 hours. “The statistics are surprising and gun injuries and gun deaths are rising and we want to make sure our kids are safe in our community,” said Kreuscher. Law enforcement say keeping children safe from guns starts with preventing children access to guns. “There are basic safety precautions you need to take. One of those is not allowing access of a minor to a firearm, being loaded or unloaded. They need to be safely secure when in the presence of an unaccompanied minor,” said Lt. Scott Lineberger with Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Lineberger says there are several ways to secure a gun. “There are gun locks, safes, there are little safes that you can keep in a nightstand or under a bed.” One child injured by a gun, is one too many. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org
How to Use a Gun Safety Lock | Gun Guide
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How to Use a Gun Safety Lock | Gun Guide

Full Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLALQuK1NDrh77AY3PpPOGCIeZ65u4WZl - - Watch more Gun Guide videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515092-How-to-Use-a-Gun-Safety-Lock-Gun-Guide Today we're going to talk about how to use a gun safety lock. First thing you want to do when you want to lock up a gun and make it safe is to make sure the gun is empty. So, first thing you do is remove your magazine, lock back your slide and make sure your gun is empty. From there, you want to lock the action back on the gun, like this. Typical gun safety lock is an example of one, it's a cable lock. There are other kinds. We'll get into that in a second, but for a cable lock what you want to do is you want to put the cable into the gun and have it come out through the ejection port. You're going to bring it around and lock it into itself. Once you remove the key, the gun can't be loaded or fired. Doesn't prevent the gun from being stolen or taken, but the gun can't be used with the lock. Magazine can't be inserted, bullet can't be loaded into the chamber. To remove the lock you just unlock it and remove it from the gun. This can be used on virtually any type of gun. If you have a revolver, let's say you can open up the cylinder and just wrap it through to prevent the cylinder from being closed or you can actually run it through a cylinder. Either way the rounds can't be loaded and the cylinder can't be closed, so the gun lock is effective. For rifles all you have to do is open up the action and put this through. It'll keep the gun from being used. There's also what they have called trigger locks. It's just a little lock that will go on either side of a trigger and lock itself and it prevents the trigger from being pulled. Both are very effective ways to lock up the gun as long as you remember to keep the gun in a secure place as well. That's how to use a gun safety lock.
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