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What Is The Hammer Of A Gun?

 

Hammer Of A Revolver
(Shown "Pulled Back")

How to Shoot Fast & Accurately  

The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry

 

The hammer is that part of the gun which through the force of a spring and the pull of a trigger moves back then releases forward (usually striking a firing pin) striking the primer of a cartridge and causing the gun to discharge. Hammers may be internal or external.

 

 

 

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