Major components of the M11 Pistol
|The major components of the
M11 pistol are:
Slide and Barrel Assembly: Houses the firing pin, striker, and extractor. Cocks the hammer during recoil cycle.
Recoil Spring and Recoil Spring Guide: Absorbs recoil and returns the slide assembly to its forward position.
Barrel and Locking Block Assembly: Houses cartridge for firing, directs projectile, and locks barrel in position during firing.
Receiver: Serves as a support for all the major components. Houses action of the pistol through four major components. Controls functioning of the pistol.
Magazine: Holds cartridges in place for stripping and chambering.