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Posted: 5/27/2002 6:36:02 PM EDT
Ok Ok ...so like I know I am not a newbie...


I have a stupid question that has been nagging me for some time..


Ok so I think that Tap might be to Tap the mag on your helmet, hand etc to ensure that all the cartridges are seated properly...

Rack....well thats an easy one...rack the action of the firearm....ok got that one..

BUT what is Bang??

Is it another action?  Or is it the Bang of the shot???

Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:40:17 PM EDT
I don't know the answer to that, but I did learn where 'lock and load' came from.  It did seem silly with modern guns to say 'lock and load', but in the breech loader days, 'lock' was lock the hammer to the rear, and 'load' was open the breech and insert a round, thus 'lock and load' in that order.  I know, doesn't answer your question, just wanted to share that, since I have seen many answers to that question.
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:40:40 PM EDT
Tap: Tap the mag in the mag well to make sure it is seated. "Slap" the bottom of the mag.
Rack: Rack the action
Bang: What to gun should do when trigger is pulled.

I do the following:

Tap: Tap the mag in the mag well
Tug: Tug the mag to make sure it is seated
Rack: Rack the action

Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:41:56 PM EDT
Yeah...what Av said..:-)
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:45:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:48:06 PM EDT
no no no.  
Tap Rack Bang refers to sex.
I will let you work out the steps. [:P]
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I thought tap and bang meant the same thing in this context.  Of course, rack means get her in bed (the rack).
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:50:57 PM EDT


That's it!
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 6:56:57 PM EDT
no no no.  
Tap Rack Bang refers to sex.
I will let you work out the steps. [:P]
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What happens when you just go bang! with no steps in between?

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