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Magazine with a semi-automatic pistol

In repeating firearms, the magazine is the place that stores the ammunition that has not been fired. When you work the action, a cartridge is picked up from the magazine and placed in the chamber ready to be fired.

  • Magazines may be detachable or fixed.
    • Detachable magazines allow you to remove extra ammunition from the firearm simply by removing the magazine.
    • Fixed magazines require the ammunition to be removed manually from the gun itself. These include tubular, hinged-floorplate, and revolving magazines.