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What Is The Action Of A Gun?


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It's a term used to describe the physical mechanism or process for the way ammunition is loaded, locked into the chamber and extracted. Examples of action types include single action, double action, bolt, pump, semiautomatic, lever and automatic.




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Subject: Single Action Verses Double Action
Date: May 30, 2011

Please describe to me the difference between a Single and Double action semi automatic, also could you please describe , in detail a " semi automatic " double action pistol, that is not a revolver. Thank You, Bob

Response - Bob,

Wikipedia does a good job is describing the differences. Here is the link..

Best regards,