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Is double action revolver considered to be a semi-auto gun?

This is a discussion on Is double action revolver considered to be a semi-auto gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; another term for a semi auto is a "self loader" a revolver is not a self loading firearm....

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    another term for a semi auto is a "self loader" a revolver is not a self loading firearm.


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    A double-action revolver is not considered semi-automatic because the next round is loaded by the force of pulling the trigger rather than the backforce of the previous round being fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    so not just any revolver is capable of shooting this fast?
    I'm not fast by any means, but I'll guarantee I can empty a single action revolver faster than anyone can empty the same number of shots from a semi-auto. The lockwork on the revolver will always be faster than the lockwork on the semi. Always. Just gotta know the tool.

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    I am sorry let me rephrase my question: If you look at this vid you can see how rapidly the guy fires the revolver. My question is, is his weapon modified to shoot that quick or any revolver can be shot just as quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    I'm not fast by any means, but I'll guarantee I can empty a single action revolver faster than anyone can empty the same number of shots from a semi-auto. The lockwork on the revolver will always be faster than the lockwork on the semi. Always. Just gotta know the tool.
    I doubt the lock work is the limiting factor - I've had consecutive 0.13 second splits in consecutive five shot strings and the semi wasn't even close to being the limiting factor. Plus, if you consider a Glock 18 (full auto model), it can fire faster than any human can pull any trigger.
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    Glock 18: are those even legal to have?or to sell?

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    Don't know if autopistols fall under the Class III umbrella or not. If so, they are as legal as any other full auto.

    But the purpose of mentioning the G18 is that it is an auto-loader and it can fire faster than any human can fire any semi or revolver. The point being the lock work is not the limiting factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Glock 18: are those even legal to have?or to sell?
    If you have the appropriate paperwork, yes.

    If not, no.

    Clear as mud?

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    what paperwork one need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
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