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ZealousConscript Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:00 PM
A semi-automatic "is a weapon that performs all steps necessary to prepare the weapon to fire again after firing." So a revolver by definition is not a semi-automatic. You have to physically revolve the chamber to cycle the next round for firing. A semi-automatic chamber the next bullet for you after firing. But it's liberals who know nothing about guns.
Dave M Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:47 AM
Um- my .357 revolver does precisely that.
The Texas Eagle Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Except that using your definition and description, a revolver is a semi-automatic. When you pull (squeeze actually) the trigger on a double action revolver it rotates the cylinder to position a round in alignment with the barrel to be fired and then releases the hammer on the firing pin, pull the trigger and the action is repeated. No reloading required until you have fired 5, 6, 7, or 10 times, depending on the revolver. And if you pull the trigger, or c0ck (TH won't let me spell correctly) the hammer on single action revolvers, really fast, you can shoot as quickly as with a semi-automatic. You are correct on one point: it is most liberals who know nothing about guns.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:19 PM
Double action revolvers rotate the cylinder and ready another bullet for firing. They are indeed semi-automatic.
george293 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:04 AM
wrong - the definition of a semi is that all you have to do is pull the trigger after the first shot being the hammer has been cocked back by the action of the gun from the bullet firing.. A double action revolver also requires you to manually pull the trigger back, it does not matter that you do it with the trigger being pulled - you are still manually cocking the trigger back.
george293 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:07 AM
I meant to say 'manually pull the hammer back' This stupid site wouldn't let me say c*o*c*k the gun - which is the correct terminology

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

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