Delaware Hunter Safety Education Course


Semi-Automatic Action

This type of action is used in both shotguns and rifles. Many hunters find this firearm a pleasure to shoot due to its reduced recoilForce experienced when discharging a firearm - recoil causes the firearm to quickly move in the opposite direction of the projectile.. After the trigger is pulled and a round is fired, the action opens automatically, the spent ammunition is ejected, a new round is chambered, the action closes and the firearm is ready to be fired again. This sequence repeats each time the trigger is pulled. The action may remain open automatically when all ammunition stored in the magazineStorage mechanism for cartridges or shot shells and chamber has been fired.