The science of projectiles in motion. There’s 3 primary aspects of ballistics:
- Interior Ballistics – these deal with the projectile movement inside the firearm. This also deals with all aspects of combustion within the gun barrel, including pressure development and motion of the projectile along the bore of the firearm.
- Exterior Ballistics – this is the study of a projectiles movement between the muzzle and the target.
- Terminal Ballistics – this is the study of the effects of projectile on the target.