By Jacqueline Samaroo on May 08, 2018
Firearms are useless without bullets, and these vital items ensure that a firearm can go boom properly when you pull the trigger. Armed with appropriate firepower, law enforcement can keep criminals at bay and in the same breath, it can be used by those who seek to endanger civilians.
The first bullet has been traced back to 13th century Europe and China and throughout their history bullets have advanced from stone and iron balls to superior shells made of lead. These projectiles can be propelled from a gun or cannon by using gunpowder, percussion cap along with gunpowder or by using a cartridge.
They can vary in shape and size and can be made of copper, lead, rubber, wax or polymer, which can also come with a cast or with a jacket. These types of bullets are designed with a with a thin layer of hard metal that protects the soft lead core and allows the bullet to pass through the barrel of the gun and stay intact to hit its target.
If given a picture of the bullet, will you be able to identify what type it is and what gun it is used in? The only way to test your bullet knowledge is to take this quiz! When you’re done, ask your friend to take it to see how well they perform.