Explosives
Firearms
Internal Ballistics
External Ballistics
Terminal Ballistics
100

A chemical or substance used to detect the presence of other substances 

What is a reagent?

100

A gun that is comfortable held and fired with one hand 

What is a handgun?

100

A tool used to compare bullets microscopically for minute details

What is a comparison microscope?

100

Smoke and particles from the explosion of a firearm, that are expelled upon firing 

What is gunshot residue, GSR?

100

A wound characterized by burn marks inside the gunshot wound itself, can sometimes create a start pattern 

What is a contact wound?

200

A wave of energy given off by an explosive that is over 8000 mps

What is a shockwave?

200

A classification of firearms that indicates that it needs one "action" before the first shot, then each pull of the trigger will fire one round

What is semi-automatic?

200

The material that bullets are most commonly made of, due to its cheap manufacturing price and moldability

What is lead?

200

Locations like entry and exit wounds that can help CSI's determine the trajectory of a buller

What are reference points?

200

Every action has an equal but opposite reaction 

What is newton's third law?

300

The chemical reaction that occurs in low explosives like bullets and firecrackers

What is deflagration?

300

A bullet with a cartridge measuring 45 100ths of an inch in diameter

What is 45 caliber?

300

The study of the processes occurring inside a firearm when a shot is fired, often used to match bullets to the gun they were fired from

What is internal ballistics?

300

The function performed when you know the angle with which a bullet was fired, and how far the shooter was

What is tangent?

300

A type of gunshot wound sustained from a distance of over 3 feet away 

What is distant wounds?

400

A presumptive test for explosive residue that involves silica gel plates

What is thin layer chromatography or TLC?

400

The pin at the base of a cartridge, that when struck, ignites the gunpowder inside the round

What is a primer?

400

A unique pattern found on bullets, that can be matched to the weapon that fired it 

What is a ballistic fingerprint?

400

A formula used to find the length of one side of a right triangle

What is Pythagorean theorem, A2+B2=C2

400

Burn marks surrounding a wound, often seen at ranges under 12 inches, that resembles bruising 

What is sooting, fouling?

500

An explosive that is sensitive to heat and movement, making it difficult to use practically 

What is a primary high explosive?

500

A copper coating that covers an entire lead bullet, to increase muzzle velocity and penetration 

What is a full metal jacket?

500

The uncut sections of the bore of a rifle or handgun

What is a land?

500

The formula used when you know the angle a bullet hit a target, and the horizontal distance that is was fired from, to determine the height

What is tangent(angle) = Opposite/Adjacent

500

A pattern seen on gunshot wounds from 1-3 feet, characterized by a black peppered look surrounding the wound 

What is stippling?

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