firing mechanism

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the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

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Caption: ABOVE: Colt Canada has wowed all with its prototype "smart gun," which includes a firing mechanism to shoot lightweight cased telescoped ammunition, a secondary effects module for increased firepower and a NATO standard power and data rail to integrate accessories like electro-optical sights and position sensors.
The gun's firing mechanism had experienced a massive failure, causing an explosion that blew some gun parts out the bottom of the fuselage.
Arctic Force Crossbow Kids will be snowball fight champions if they use this blaster with an easy-to-pull firing mechanism that launches frozen missiles up to 60ft away.
On Friday November 19th, a regular patron donated a 1942 Beretta Rifle with Bayonet that had the firing mechanism removed to be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds donated to help Miss.
The firing mechanism is similar to the one used by bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria.
According to an FBI affidavit, the items on the alleged bomb-making list were "consistent with the requirements for a time power unit and firing mechanism of an improvised explosive device (IED).
Equally troubling is that Lockheed-Martin developed a suspect firing mechanism for the Hellfire to support the double tap.
This algorithm had to be linked to the firing mechanism in order to computer control the whole drag adjustment process during the flight of the missile.
The current offer on the PzF3, which is made of a reusable handgrip and firing mechanism with a x2 aiming sight and disposable ammunition in its launch tube, includes four different types of warhead.
Make sure the firing selector on the handle and firing mechanism can be rotated through the T (trigger fire), S (safe), and D (drop fire) positions.
The cars will be set off by a firing mechanism and will be automatically timed at the gate.
PLOT COURSE: The Happy Valley race course in Hong Kong where police believe organised criminals were planning to fix races by secretly doping horses; SHARP PRACTICE A HAND-HELD remote control would have activated the firing mechanism buried in the turf and shot the tranquilliser darts into horses as they burst out the starting gates; GROUND WORK: Hong Kong police use a metal detector to probe the area of the track where the firing device was found
Musharraf assumed power in a military coupe in October 1999 and carried out the weaponization program which includes the miniaturization of the nuclear weapon, mounting it on missiles and developing its firing mechanism.
He was finishing the arming sequence on an EA-6B pilot's seat and couldn't get the banana links to line up with the sear on the primary firing mechanism.
While the munitions' size and firing mechanism have been decided, the warhead and guidance are still unresolved, he added.