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How A Hammer-fired Semi-Automatic Handgun Works


Although the depicted handgun is a 1911 .45ACP, the animation applies to all hammer-fired semi-automatic handguns and somewhat to striker-fired guns.  It is very interesting and worthy of sharing with my kids, as they’ve always wondered about the inner workings (the mechanics) of such things.

Here’s a taste of one of the animations.