Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. A semiautomatic weapon fire Your Guns one shot every time the trigger is pulled until the magazine is empty. AK-47s are gas operated as well, but use a long- stroke piston.

The long- stroke piston is the reason for AK-47’s reliability, but poor accuracy. Some new ARs use a short- stroke piston. Short- stroke pistons are cleaner, but slightly heavier. Pistols use a different mechanism to achieve semi-automatic fire. They are usually either recoil, operated for higher- power calibers, or blowback, operated for less powerful calibers. An automatic weapon fires continually until the trigger is released. Automatic weapons are in fact illegal, is that right?