Have you ever heard of a handgun being referred to as a "semi automatic pistol"?
Only from people who didn't know what they are talking about!
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.
It's redundant. like saying "off-road, 4x4, jeep". When you say jeep, I assume its 4x4.
My 48 VJ is only 2WD, didn't make that model in 4WD...
Well that is the proper term for them
U play enough call of duty, u pick up on these things
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.
When they start making full auto pistols I want one. That's all I have to say about that.
How about a fully automatic Glock?
Because it's not a pistol?
No because it feels cheap due to its primarily polymer construction and is too light.
Gimme a full auto 1911 and then we can talk. Glocks are crap. Cheaply made and way to light. Recoil is stupid on them.
I love my Kimber
Yes, I thought 'handgun' and 'pistol' were interchangeable terms referring to the same type of firearm. Am I mistaken?
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.
Well I have no problem admitting that I know very little about guns, but I wouldn't add extra adjectives I'm unsure about
No worries. Gotta start somewhere.
Liberty, what is ignorant or wrong with semi automatic as a descriptive?
"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.
Though even the term self-loading is misleading.
Lib, that is bull shit! If you are trying to impress anyone besides yourself or your mother, give it up!
Haha, cool story. That's a very cogent argument...
No argument, what don't you understand?
Well, there are fully automatic pistols, and most pistols are semi automatic..
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.
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.
Yes, normally by gun control advocates.
Single or dbl action revolver or automatic. The grabbers need to change the terminology to fit their arguments.