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Old 02-19-2013, 11:34 AM
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Quote from Dumpsterdiver View Post :
Semi-automatic.

Automatic = 1 pull, many bullets.
Oh? So what's fully-automatic then? 1 pull, many, many, many, many bullets?

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".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_firearm