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|02-19-2013 01:56 PM|
But technically, all fire arms are manual because you have to manually load, manually point, and manually pull the trigger,..
Automatic is used by fear mongers to vilify semi-automatic weapons and should never be used to refer to semi-automatic weapons... technically speaking.
|02-19-2013 01:20 PM|
While both "semi automatic" and "fully automatic" weapons are "automatic" in technical sense that the firearm automatically cycles between rounds with each trigger pull, under conventional usage a merely semi-automatic firearm is not correctly referred to an "automatic weapon" or an "automatic firearm".
Meaning, a semi-automatic firearm is correctly referred to as an automatic firearm in the technical sense, but in the conventional talk, people just call it a semi-auto.
|02-19-2013 12:51 PM|
Self Loading Action (Semiautomatic), automatic loading of ammunition into the chamber.
They are both self loading in a technical sense.
Automatic firearm/weapons loads and fires when "on".
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|02-19-2013 12:42 PM|
My references just got the questionnaire about a week or two ago. I have not been contacted at all yet for anything. So I have a feeling it will still be quite some time.
|02-19-2013 12:38 PM|
It happens in the news, too, so people are used to using the incorrect term and it just becomes the correct term to the people who don't know. Right or wrong, oh well. If everyone started using either semi-auto or full-auto it would help but not everyone does.
Thanks for the clarification...
|02-19-2013 12:34 PM|
As I said before, I'm talking the technical side of things, not what the masses refer to as "automatic" because in the technical sense, it is incorrect.
Again, in the technical sense:
An automatic firearm is any firearm that will continue to fire so long as the trigger is pressed and held and there is ammunition in the magazine/chamber. While both "semi automatic" and "fully automatic" weapons are "automatic" in technical sense that the firearm automatically cycles between rounds with each trigger pull, under conventional usage a merely semi-automatic firearm is not correctly referred to an "automatic weapon" or an "automatic firearm".
|02-19-2013 12:21 PM|
Personally I prefer the ballistics of modern 9mm over .45, but that is my personal opinion. Stating that as a fact will turn this thread in a bad direction.
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|02-19-2013 12:12 PM|
Automatic = 1 pull, many bullets.
|02-19-2013 12:12 PM|
|damnthatsadeal||Contrary to a lot of what people say here, I've personally practiced with the XD .45 and the recoil is much more comparable to other 9mm firearms.|
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