A reader responded to a blog with his concerns over proper use of the terms “automatic” and “semi-automatic.” In terms of describing the type of action used in many magazine-fed firearms, automatic means continuous fire as long as the trigger is depressed and ammo is available in the gun. Semi-automatic means one shot for each trigger press and reset.
In this NRA Gun of the Week video, American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen examines a made-in-USA .50-cal. AR-15 hunting rifle from Alexander Arms.
Check out our NRA Gun of the Week video highlighting the Saint Victor, a feature-rich AR-15 variant from Springfield Amory.