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10-04-2013, 7:16 PM
So, I'm listening to a podcast. Guns are being discussed. I started thinking about the AR, and I realized something. What is the term for preparing an AR for firing after it is loaded?
You can pull back/rack the slide on a semi auto pistol
You can cock a single action
You can rack a shotgun
You pull out the charging handle on an AR....
Is there a simple verb that is used?
More of a point of curiosity than anything else.
10-04-2013, 7:39 PM
Rack or charge.
10-05-2013, 4:02 PM
I refer to it as "Charging" the gun.
10-05-2013, 4:07 PM
"Filling the hose with bullets" ??
10-05-2013, 4:19 PM
"Chambering" always works. :D
10-07-2013, 5:31 PM
10-07-2013, 5:50 PM
:confused:Maybe you didnt understand the question. I hope you didnt understand the question.
I use "Charge".
What I was told these where the command from English cannon crews.
"Charge" as the command prior to "load". "Rack" I was told, is the term used to re-position a cannon after it's fired. "chamber" was the command used to clear the bore after the cannon had fired and before repositioning.
Wikipedia will probably find me wrong. LOL
10-07-2013, 5:59 PM
It's called a "charging handle" for a reason; "charge" is what I call it.
10-07-2013, 8:33 PM
it puts the bullet in the chamber
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