safety block

safety block

[′sāf·tē ‚bläk]
(ordnance)
A block which, in the safe position, prevents functioning of the fuse by limiting the motion of the firing pin.
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At first I thought this feature was one of those deals where a safety device was added to allow a foreign-made gun to make the cut as an allowable import, but a company rep said the Rough Rider is 100 percent American-made and the safety block was there simply "to provide another level of safety for the new shooter.
In addition to the decocker, three safeties are onboard, including a patented automatic firing-pin safety block, a safety intercept notch and a trigger bar disconnector.
When you turn the safety off, it moves the safety block out of the way, allowing the rocker to rotate, which releases the string catch and the bolt is on its way.
This compact gun features a short single-action trigger and firing pin safety block, making it ideal for personal protection.
One aspect of the 700 MHz auction did not go as the FCC had planned--the nation-wide D Block, which was intended to be constructed and operated as part of a public/private partner-ship with the 700 MHz public safety block, went unsold.
The new 3-week course is a week longer than the former course, with the first week introducing a Crane Safety block of instruction based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Clamp the block so that as the workpiece enters the blade, it's no longer in contact with the safety block.
He proposed eliminating two critical public safety block grant programs that go directly to local governments, on the theory enunciated at the White House that "local officials can't be trusted to make the right decisions about using these funds.
Any 1911-type pistol without the safety block was called the Series 70.
Meanwhile, when loaded it weighs less than a pound--combine this slight design with its short, single-action trigger, Commander-style hammer and firing pin safety block and you've got yourself the perfect pocket packin' pistol.
While there are several disparities between the two, the main concern was that of the safety block design of the Series 80.