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At the conclusion of this module the student should be able to

  • describe in detail the evolution of propellants from black powder to modern propellants,
  • describe the evolution of firearm projectile design and composition,
  • define the primary developments in small-arms design including
    • ignition systems,
    • rifled barrels,
    • breech-loading systems,
    • repeating mechanism
  • define ammunition components,
  • define the primary developments in ammunition evolution including
    • bullets,
    • case design
  • describe primer development.

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