Quiz: Do You Know Advanced-Handgun Training Terms?

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posted on March 10, 2019
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How much do you know about advanced-handgun training terms? Take our 10-question quiz to find out. We’ll begin with a few easier questions, then get tougher as we go. The answers are at the end of the quiz, but don’t peek ahead, we’ll know!

  1. Sight alignment
    1. lining up the front sight of the handgun with the rear sight
    2. lining up the rear sight of the handgun with the front sight
    3. either “a” or “b”
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Sight picture
    1. adding the target to properly-aligned sights
    2. focusing on the target only, not a gun’s sights
    3. seeing a picture in your mind of where you want the bullet to hit the target
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Stovepipe
    1. a malfunction that sometimes occurs in a semi-automatic handgun when a spent shell casing becomes lodged in the firing chamber
    2. a malfunction that sometimes occurs in a semi-automatic handgun when a spent shell casing becomes lodged in an upright position in the gun’s ejection port
    3. a malfunction that sometimes occurs in a semi-automatic handgun when a live round becomes lodged in the gun’s magazine
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Lock and load
    1. preparing a gun to fire by loading a cartridge into the firing chamber
    2. safe storage of an unloaded handgun in a locked gun safe
    3. maintaining a loaded handgun in a locked gun safe
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Out of battery
    1. a gun’s safety is in the “on” position; as a result the gun will not fire
    2. the laser sight on a gun does not function because it needs a new battery
    3. the slide or bolt of a gun is not fully engaged in its forward position; as a result the gun will not fire
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Tap and rack
    1. a technique for clearing a malfunction in a revolver
    2. a technique for clearing a malfunction in a semi-automatic handgun
    3. a term for cleaning and storing a handgun
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Press check
    1. on a revolver, opening the cylinder slightly—a quarter-inch or so—to see if the gun is loaded
    2. on a semi-automatic handgun, pulling back the slide slightly—a quarter-inch or so—to see if the gun is loaded
    3. either “a” or “b”
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Reloading: In what way(s) can a handgun be reloaded?
    1. emergency reload
    2. tactical reload
    3. administrative reload
    4. all of the above

 

  1. Run the gun
    1. becoming so familiar with the operation of a certain firearm that the shooter does not have to consciously think about what he/she is doing to operate it
    2. during competition, running with a firearm from one shooting station to the next
    3. when carrying a concealed handgun, learning to safely run with the weapon
    4. none of the above

 

  1. Unload and show clear
    1. with a semi-automatic handgun, remove the magazine and lock the slide back
    2. with a revolver, open the cylinder and remove all cartridges/spent shell casings
    3. both “a” and “b”
    4. none of the above

Answers

  1.  c
  2.  a
  3.  b
  4.  a
  5.  c
  6.  b
  7.  b
  8.  d
  9.  a
  10.  c

Scorecard

1 to 5 correct: Keep Shooting.

6 to 8 correct: Well Done.

9 to 10 correct: Top Gun!


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