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Old 27th June 2015, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Waelwulfas View Post
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.