HUNTINGsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 04 - SHOTGUNS 101
See how it works:
- The magazine is loaded with ammunition (like putting batteries in a flashlight).
- Then, the forestock is pulled to the rear to eject any empty ammunition from the chamber, cock the hammer and simultaneously load a new shell into the chamber.
- The forestock is then moved forward to push the block and firing pin into place against the cartridge. At this point the shotgun is ready to fire.
- Pulling the trigger will cause the firing pin to strike the end of the cartridge and fire the projectile.