Saturday, January 25, 2020

Firearm Terminology & Nomenclature: Self Loading Action (Semiautomatic)

The Self-loading action, also known as Semi-automatic, is utilized in the design and function of rifles, shotguns and pistols. This top illustration depict the primary characteristics of a rifle but most component parts are applicable in a revised configuration to both the shotgun categories. The lower illustration depicts the primary characteristics of a "semi-automatic" pistol.

-- This is per the ATF website

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