Originally Posted by Waelwulfas
Slightly off course but, the CP88 and nearly all fullbore handgun CO2 copies are NOT semi-auto. They are revolvers; the bullet is first pulled into line with the barrel (revolved) and then fired by the trigger action.
In a semi-auto firearm the trigger activates a bullet to be fired from the barrel immediately, a gas or mechanically operated system loads a second bullet into the breech ready for discharge without any further pull of the trigger. Left untouched a revolver has an empty breech, a S/A does not.
Thanks for that, didn't fully realise the difference.