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Posted: 2/26/2006 4:44:27 AM EDT
i was once told this but i took it with a grain of salt but i figured this is as good a place to ask as any.

can a pump shotgun be fired in rapid succession by holding the trigger back and just working the slide or does the trigger need to reset after each round?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:03:17 AM EDT
That will work on some shotguns. Remingtons do not operate that way but IIRC Ithacas do and perhaps Mossbergs.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:26:03 AM EDT
i heard the rems do
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:33:22 AM EDT
I've never seen an 870 that would.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:45:15 AM EDT
the guys that shoot clays at the range i go to say you can just hold the trigger, pump it and it will fire. but then again i dont know how credible they are
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:00:24 AM EDT
Some of the Ithica series shotguns have that feature. Any other brands Im not sure of.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:10:23 AM EDT
The older versions of the Ithaca Model 37 do not have a disconnector. They will fire by holding the trigger to the rear and cycling the slide. Any shotgun with a diconnector will not function in this manner. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:12:12 AM EDT
Ithica 37s
Winchester Model 12
Winchester Model 1897

All can have the trigger held down and will fire by working the pump action.

Remington, Browning, Mossberg do not have that feature.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:07:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911builder:
The older versions of the Ithaca Model 37 do not have a disconnector. They will fire by holding the trigger to the rear and cycling the slide. Any shotgun with a diconnector will not function in this manner. Charles the Gunsmith.



ok thank you very much. now here is a follow up question--were they designed to do so or was a disconnector just not thought as important way back in the day?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:08:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UZI4you:
Ithica 37s
Winchester Model 12
Winchester Model 1897

All can have the trigger held down and will fire by working the pump action.

Remington, Browning, Mossberg do not have that feature.





What he said.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:30:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 7:32:05 PM EDT by dfariswheel]
"were they designed to do so"?

No, they were never intended to be fired that way. It's hard on the gun, and you can't hit anything anyway.

Back then, disconnecters on anything other than a semi-auto just weren't considered necessary.
Firing a shotgun this way LOOKS cool as Hell and is a favorite of Hollywood, but in the Real World it's pretty much a range stunt.

There is no modern design shotgun that lacks a disconnecter. The last gun made without one was the older Ithaca Model 37, and they added a disconnect long ago.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:12:51 PM EDT
And you prob cant tell the difference in speed between a guy holding the trigger and pumping and a guy pumping and firing...except the guy actually pulling the trigger on each shot will be hitting.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:22:22 PM EDT
Well I was right about two out of three
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