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Old 30th June 2015, 11:46 AM
Dale Dale is offline
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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.
At least someone grasps that most of the so called 'semi auto' airguns aren't actually semi-automatic.

Now, I haven't owned a Steyr LP5 or LP50, but I have owned similar stick magazine CO2 and pcp 5 shot match pistols.

Once the magazine was inserted and the action cocked squeezing the trigger released the striker to fire the gun - the recocking of the striker and indexing of the magazine all occurred prior to the trigger being released for the next shot, this action being powered by a portion of the propellant gas.

Releasing the trigger only reset the trigger mechanism to fire the next shot.

Now that is semi-auto in an airgun context.

Last edited by Dale; 30th June 2015 at 12:02 PM. Reason: clarifying