posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by ANNED
I don't know whether or not you've ever been to a small arms factory and witnessed a bench test, but your statement is, I am afraid, wrong. Each and
every weapon produced, anywhere in the world, has to be bench tested.
The reason for the bench test, is to prove
the weapon and to ensure the chamber, breech and magazine housing can cope with the tremendous
pressures created as the round detonates when the firing pin strikes the percussion cap in the cartridge.
In the UK, all the weapons that are produced are test fired in single shot and fully automatic mode - after all, you would not issue an untested
weapon to a soldier as it could explode in his face any more than you would be allowed to drive a motor vehicle without passing a test to make sure
you could drive safely. Or would you?