Pump Action Guns for Sale Online in Detroit, Michigan
Pump action guns, also known as slide action guns, feature a forend that can be moved backward and forward in order to eject an empty ammo round, and to load a new one in the chamber.
These guns don’t require the hand to be taken off the trigger while reloading, a fact which makes them considerably faster than bolt action guns, and moderately faster than lever action ones. After firing a shot, the shooter manually slides the forend back, allowing the used cartridge to be ejected, after which the shooter slides it to the front to reload the gun.
Alexander Bain issued the first slide action patent in 1854 in Britain. Earlier pump-action shotguns were, in fact, faster than modern semi-automatic ones. The old pump actions did not usually have a trigger disconnector, which made them able to shoot a new round immediately after the pump action was cycled if the trigger was kept pressed down.
This way of shooting is called a slamfire, and it was used extensively during World War I.
Modern Pump Action Models
Modern pump action designs are a little slower than semi-automatic shotguns, but the advantage lies in the fact that pump action guns offer more flexibility when it comes to the selection of shotshells, allowing the shooter to mix different types of cartridges. Pump action shotguns, like all manual action guns in general, are naturally more reliable than semi-automatic guns under rough conditions.
The cycling time of a pump action gun is very short, and, compared to semi-automatics, they come with improved durability and a lower cost. What’s more, they can be used by both left- and right-handed users.
Pump action guns have a long history behind them. While it’s an old mechanism, it remains popular thanks to its many advantages. Check these guns out on your website or in store. Contact us for everything related to your firearms and ammunition needs.