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Semi-auto or Auto

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.

Manipulating a Semi-Auto

Pistol manipulation requires efficiency and consistency, especially under pressure, and the basics must be mastered to properly handle malfunctions.

Semi-Auto Safety

Unless the particular pistol fires only in the double-action-only mode, subsequent firing requires a single-action pull.

Baby Eagle II Semi Auto Pistol

This full-size, all-steel semi-auto pistol is based on the Czech-designed CZ-75.

Springfield Armory XD(M)

2009 Handgun of the Year

The Kahr .45s

Kahr Arms' personal-size .45s give more power to the people.

Ruger Reinvents the Mini-14

One of which helps protect your Second Amendment rights.

Colt Recall

Six 1911 models are affected.

Beretta Xtrema2

Performance enhancement in handling, recoil and durability.

Colt Mustang .380

A compact, but familar .380.

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