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Response to auntpurl (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:37 PM

18. OK, so if one were going to be extremely pedantic a "clip" is something else

but let's pass over that for now because in casual use it's kind of just come to mean "magazine".

If so, are those considered semi-automatic weapons?

There are some rifles that are manual action and use detachable magazines (they're popular with hunters and some competitive target shooters). The ones I can think of are pretty expensive though.

Honestly I think handguns are the bigger problem anyways...

And just to clarify:
Semi-automatic refers to how the round gets from the magazine to the chamber. If that magazine is detachable, and the gun is semi-automatic (these are at least in principle unrelated questions), its rate of fire over a long-ish period of time (say, a minute) can be incredibly high.

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