Newfoundland and Labrador Hunter Education Program


Semi-Automatic Action

This type of action is used in both shotguns and rifles. 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 remains open automatically when all ammunition stored in the magazine and chamber has been fired.