Definition of semi-auto when it comes to K'nex?

What is it?

I think we can narrow it down to 2 options:

1. A gun that shoots every time you pull the trigger. Preloading for each shot (bullets or other methods):

  • Put pieces in the gun.
  • Pull something back for each shot.
  • Pull trigger.

2. A gun that shoots every time you pull the trigger. Without any other preparation:

  • Put pieces in the gun.
  • Pull trigger.

In my opinion, #1 Is the real life equivalent to gluing several old fashioned muskets together. It's true that you get a shot for each trigger you pull, but that's after loading every musket. (best to just carry the guns separately).

#2 is closer to the real life definition. In a semi-auto pistol you don't pull the slide back 7 times to get 7 shots. So I'm going with #2 as the correct definition.

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H1T4TCH17 years ago
1 = bolt-action. 2 = semi-auto. got it?
Smasher5557 years ago
It's pump action
Sypran8 years ago

oodalumps (author)  Sypran8 years ago
It isn't. That's semi-auto with a very long trigger pull.
maybe... but to me its like a knex gun without a trigger where you pull the bolt back and release. (also to fire the thing you gotta push it forward i believe from what i remember of playing with my neighbors) that to me says non semi auto
oodalumps (author)  Sypran8 years ago
It shoots when you pull it back. And just like a trigger, it needs to go forward again so it can be pulled back again.
i still think its bolt action cause then we could make trigger less shotguns and say they are semi auto.
oodalumps (author)  Sypran8 years ago
What the hell do shotguns have to do with this? If you mean pump-action, then remember that pump-action is not a shotgun. And what you describe would be semi-auto if the gun shot when you pulled the pump all the way back. The pump would be the trigger.
=\ i know not all shotguns r pump (or all pumps are shotguns) i guess your right, but id rather be pump action then a semiauto with a long "Trigger" pull
A semi-automatic, or self-loading firearm is a gun that after being fired, ejects the empty round that has been fired, loads a new cartridge, and cocks itself. This mechanism is different from a single-action revolver, a pump-action firearm, a bolt-action firearm, or a lever-action firearm; all of which require the shooter to cock the weapon manually before each shot and eject each empty round afterwards. For example, to fire ten rounds in a semi-automatic firearm, the trigger would need to be pulled ten times (once for each round fired) without cocking the weapon manually in between shots. - wikipedia! The problem is though, as previously stated, there is little recoil to allow the gun to re-cock itself. Though if the pulling on the trigger can cock, then release the firing pin all in one move, that is generally considered semi-auto in the world of knex guns.... or thats what I think anyway!!!
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