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

  • describe the components of ammunition,
  • describe the historical development of propellants, both single and double based,
  • describe projectile manufacture methods,
  • define bullet jacket types and materials,
  • describe jacket manufacture technologies,
  • describe the steps in cartridge case manufacture,
  • describe the shotshell manufacture process,
  • describe the primer manufacture process,
  • differentiate between the primer manufacture process for rimfire and centerfire cartridges,
  • differentiate between shotshell and cartridge primer manufacture,
  • describe the steps in the ammunition assembly process,
  • describe the steps in ballistic testing,
  • describe the steps in the shotshell assembly process,
  • describe the reloading process and how it can be used for firearm identification.

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