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How does Milkor MGL Granade Launcher's trigger and cylinder mechanism work

I want to know how does Milkor MGL's trigger and cylinder work. In particular, I am interested in how exactly the trigger action switches the cylinder among the cartridge chambers. As far as i know, ...
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Why did this pistol-grip shotgun jerk back? [closed]

Does anyone know how to upload that video at https://v.redd.it/c49nar79ep331 here? I'm thinking of learning how to shoot guns, and want to know what went wrong. FishoD. 190 points 13 hours ago ...
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Why are pump action rifles so uncommon compared to bolt-action rifles?

Pump action seems to be a faster way to cycle a weapon compared to bolt action and it's a rather simple action, unlike straight-pull bolt which are more prone to malfunction. It almost seems like a ...
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What are the advantages of the slide in semi-automatic pistol design?

A majority of semi-automatic pistols (revolvers excluded) have a spring-loaded component called slide as a part of their firing mechanism. Although historically there are designs without a slide, (...
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Improvements in ammunition design?

In a news article today the reporter claims that modern improvements in "ammunition design" have made long rife barrels unnecessary for assault weapons. Here is the paragraph: The 20-inch barrel ...
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Does negative pressure inside the barrel affect low-powered railguns?

Just something I was wondering about when I've seen this on reddit today. Unlike in firearms where the pressure propels the projectile, in a railgun, wouldn't the pressure ahead/behind of the ...
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What is the simplest spring system that could produce recoil absorption comparable to that exhibited by the AA-12 assault shotgun?

In this video, the video emphasises the very low recoil level of the AA-12 fully automatic shotgun. In particular, at this point in the video the presenter uses one hand to relatively lightly grip the ...
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Why does AN-94 have higher burst fire than its cyclic rate?

AN-94 is an assault rifle of Russian design chambered in 5.45 caliber. It is claimed to be state-of-art in Russian small arms development. The most important design differences (relative to common ...