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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Firearm.
See also changes related to Firearm, or pages that link to Firearm or to this page or whose text contains "Firearm".

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  • Revolver [r]: A repeating firearm that has a cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing. [e]

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  • Assault rifle [r]: An individual weapon intended for infantry combat, which fires an intermediate-power cartridge, has a large magazine, and can fire fixed bursts (usually 3 shots) or in full-automatic mode [e]
  • Autocannon [r]: A magazine-fed cannon that will load and fire continuously until its magazine is empty. [e]
  • Explosives [r]: Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin. [e]
  • Gunpowder [r]: Generically, a low explosive used as a propellant, now smokeless powder; the older black powder was used as a warhead filler before the invention of high explosives; also used in pyrotechnics [e]
  • Hit-to-kill [r]: The infliction of damage by a weapon, which does not depend on other than mechanical energy transfer. At the low end, it can be as simple as a bullet hitting a nonmoving target, and at the high end, it can include the immense energies of a collision between an incoming ballistic missile and an intercept vehicle. It is a subset of kinetic kill, which includes explosives and other physically destructive "hard kill" mechanisms. [e]
  • Honor Harrington [r]: The central character in an extensive science fiction series created by David Weber, with considerable personality resemblances, although far higher technology, to Horatio Hornblower [e]
  • Machine gun [r]: A firearm capable not only of full-automatic fire, but with additional features, such as large ammunition supply mechanisms, barrel cooling or quick-change features, etc., that lets it fire for prolonged periods [e]
  • Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [r]: That Amendment to the Constitution of the United States addressing the "right to keep and bear arms", usually interpreted as referring to firearms [e]
  • Semi-automatic (military) [r]: A firearm that loads and fires once for each pull of the trigger [e]