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rebelfury76 March 19th, 2015 11:05pm

Have you ever heard of a handgun being referred to as a "semi automatic pistol"?

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
03/19/15 9:45 pm

Only from people who didn't know what they are talking about!

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
03/19/15 9:12 pm

It is my understanding that a semi auto firearm, whether long gun or pistol, is one that fires one shot with each pull of the trigger and ejects the spent shell while loading another round into the chamber ready for the next trigger pull.

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dmc
03/19/15 8:25 pm

It's redundant. like saying "off-road, 4x4, jeep". When you say jeep, I assume its 4x4.

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dlaw4570
03/21/15 9:54 pm

My 48 VJ is only 2WD, didn't make that model in 4WD...

TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/19/15 7:58 pm

Well that is the proper term for them

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TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/19/15 7:59 pm

U play enough call of duty, u pick up on these things

MrWolfe Nashville
03/19/15 7:34 pm

Seems to be one of those definitions that floats around to fit the gun control narrative, much like the 'assault rifle' term that is often misused by that same bunch.

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LochnessMonster Milky way
03/19/15 7:16 pm

When they start making full auto pistols I want one. That's all I have to say about that.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
03/19/15 8:35 pm

How about a fully automatic Glock?

knetzere Illinois
03/20/15 7:01 am

No because it feels cheap due to its primarily polymer construction and is too light.

LochnessMonster Milky way
03/20/15 7:05 am

Gimme a full auto 1911 and then we can talk. Glocks are crap. Cheaply made and way to light. Recoil is stupid on them.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
03/19/15 6:18 pm

Yes, I thought 'handgun' and 'pistol' were interchangeable terms referring to the same type of firearm. Am I mistaken?

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 7:16 pm

A pistol is a specific type of handgun, so you're close on that one. It's the term "semi automatic" that's the ignorant part.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
03/19/15 7:19 pm

Well I have no problem admitting that I know very little about guns, but I wouldn't add extra adjectives I'm unsure about

Liberty 4,032,064
03/19/15 7:21 pm

No worries. Gotta start somewhere.

dlaw4570
03/19/15 7:32 pm

Liberty, what is ignorant or wrong with semi automatic as a descriptive?

Liberty 4,032,064
03/20/15 3:43 am

"Semi automatic" is not an accurate descriptor as to the function of the device. An accurate term to use for the type of firearm colloquially referred to as "semi automatic" would be non-automatic, pre-loading, or even self-loading.

Liberty 4,032,064
03/20/15 3:44 am

Though even the term self-loading is misleading.

dlaw4570
03/20/15 1:49 pm

Lib, that is bull shit! If you are trying to impress anyone besides yourself or your mother, give it up!

Liberty 4,032,064
03/20/15 2:02 pm

Haha, cool story. That's a very cogent argument...

dlaw4570
03/20/15 7:02 pm

No argument, what don't you understand?

Statek Im from the Internet
03/19/15 4:53 pm

Well, there are fully automatic pistols, and most pistols are semi automatic..

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LochnessMonster Milky way
03/19/15 7:20 pm

The only ones I've seen have a shoulder stock. Once you put a shoulder stock on anything it becomes a sub machine gun. Not a handgun. Thus the term handgun.

dlaw4570
03/19/15 7:35 pm

Not so, I have a red 9 Mauser with an attachable shoulder stock that also serves as a holster. It is not a machine pistol. Colt also had shoulder stocks for 1858 and 1861 revolvers.

Lance007 Libertas est super omnes
03/19/15 4:38 pm

Yes, normally by gun control advocates.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
03/19/15 4:34 pm

Single or dbl action revolver or automatic. The grabbers need to change the terminology to fit their arguments.

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