Usually brass but sometimes made of aluminium or steel, this is the capsule that holds the other components of the cartridge together. The case is the primary gas-retention mechanism in a firearm, sealing the chamber and preventing hot gases produced when firing from exiting the gun anywhere but from the muzzle.

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