posted on Feb, 23 2018 @ 07:23 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015
"Automatic" or "Fully Automatic" are machine guns. These require a very special permit that costs thousands of dollars, and a LOT of red tape to own.
Very few people are able to own these. A fully automatic weapons means the gun will keep firing as long as the trigger is held down. Some will only
fire 3 round bursts, meaning it will fire 3 bullets while the trigger is held down.
"Semi-Automatic" or "Semi-Auto", these types of guns can only fire 1 bullet when the trigger is pulled. To fire more than one bullet, you must pull
the trigger each time.
"Double Action Revolver" - this is a revolver that will only fire one bullet at a time each time you pull the trigger. Double action means that the
gun will rotate the cylinder and pull the hammer back and release it each time you pull the trigger.
"Single Action Revolver" - this revolver will only fire one bullet at a time, but you must manually cock the hammer back to fire.
"Bolt Action" or "Lever Action" rifles - Will only fire one bullet when you pull the trigger. To fire again, one must operate the bolt or lever to
eject the spent round, cock the hammer, and chamber a new round.
Hope this helps people understand.
edit on 2/23/2018 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)