This animation brilliantly shows every detail of how a semi-auto handgun works. You'll want to watch this one a few times.
Here's a quick, detailed animation of how a semi-auto handgun works from the first round to the last. The video uses expanding views and cut-away diagrams and clearly labels each part of the gun, as it goes from loading a magazine to firing each round until empty.
This is a great learning tool, and one that you will no doubt watch repeatedly simply because it's so well done.
The video is intended to be both instructional and educational, and succeeds on both counts.
The author does make it clear, however, that the handgun features several safety mechanisms that were not addressed in the animation.
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