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if a block trigger is a trigger that blocks the ram the insnt all triggers block triggers? Answered

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Oblivitus

8 years ago

There are block triggers and true block triggers. But true trigger is a faster way to say true block trigger, thus the confusion.

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apples!!!!!

Best Answer 8 years ago

I had this conversation with someone recently(it's actually still going) and I'm going to tell you what I told him. Yes, most ram guns are going to be blocked by the trigger in some manner, since pretty much all mechanisms work by containing the energy to be used in the next shot and releasing when desired. There are a few exceptions where the trigger itself does not unblock anything (such as a gatling gun where the trigger turns the motor on and therefore the trigger itself is not blocking anything to begin with) but I'd have to agree that almost every ram gun in existence is going to have a trigger that blocks the ram in some way(pardon me if there is an exception or two). However, this being said, there are different sub-genres of triggers since they can operate in very different manners, and calling them all "block trigger" would not be practical. This being said, they have been categorized according to how they work and, namely, how they block. A "block trigger" is what you see on KillerK's original pistol, where there is a piece that rotates on a rod that is part of the barrel and swivels in and out of the ram's path. These are the most simple and often-times clunky so they are looked down upon by most people in the community, but I think that there are times when it can be somewhat appropriate and it's not a bad place to start. A "Sears mechanism" also blocks the ram, but does so in a very different manner, because the catch will interact with the very end of the ram and allow a blue clip on the ram to slip behind the catch and then not move forward until the mech is lowered. While they both block the ram, they do so differently and therefore are garnered different names- block triggers were created first, and were adequately named "block triggers", but everything that came after was named something more fitting to distinguish it from the frowned-upon block trigger. 

tl;dr: They all block the ram, but "block trigger" is just a name to describe a specific method of blocking it. It's strange; I know. Relate it to apples: all apples are apples, but some are red, some are gold, and some are green, and they have different names to distinguish them accordingly.

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TheDunkis

8 years ago

I'll sum it up.
All triggers "block" so to speak. A "block trigger" specifically is a type of trigger where a piece rotated on an axis parallel to the barrel of a tube-barreled weapon. Why we only call those block triggers, I don't know, probably because they were the first triggers when at the time.