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Post by Deacon » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:14 am

Heh, so just sort of a for fun purchase?
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Post by FirebirdNC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:09 pm

When ever I see this thread has a new post I know it is either Deacon or Raptor.
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Post by Deacon » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:18 pm

Nice! Hunting what? Small rodents like squirrels and rabbit, I presume?
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Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Post by FireAza » Mon May 02, 2016 11:57 am

You guys ever played "Hot Dogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades"? It's a game for the HTC Vive. As the game's name clearly implies, it's a virtual shooting range. None of this "press R to reload" silliness, you gotta eject that magazine, grab a new one, insert it, chamber a round as well as take of off safe/select fire mode. All with your motion controllers!

It's level of detail impressed me! For example if you reload before the magazine is empty, not only does the ejected magazine still have it's remaining bullets in it (you can pick it up again and finish it off later) but the hammer is still cocked and ready to fire. In fact, if you cock it again in this state, an un-fired bullet will be ejected! Naturally, there is also hot dogs and hand grenades in this game too. Protip, don't pick up the grenade by the pin.

The reason I bring this game up is because I have a design/usage question about the M16. You see, my real-world firearms experience is with pistols only. You stuff a magazine into it, pull back the slide and you're good to go. But with the M16, I couldn't get the damned thing to shoot even after chambering a round and taking it off safe. Turns out you need to hit the magazine catch first. Uh, why? What's the point of this thing? You insert the magazine and it locks into place, so what exactly is the point of the magazine catch?
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Post by Deacon » Mon May 02, 2016 3:29 pm

How did you chamber a round, exactly? If you're starting from a cold, decocked weapon with a full magazine locked in, you can pull the charging handle back and drop it, which should chamber a round and make it ready to fire (if the selector is set to Fire). That's not a "magazine catch" that you're hitting, I don't think, but rather the bolt catch release. It's on the left side, above the magazine release lever/button, right?

On a semi-auto handgun, think about how when you're out of rounds, generally the slide will lock back. You replace the empty magazine and thumb the slide catch lever so that the slide falls forward and chambers a round (and leaves it ready to fire). That's essentially what happens (internally) when you slap that bolt catch release on the side. You're allowing the bolt to fall forward and lock into a firing position.
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Post by FireAza » Mon May 02, 2016 3:56 pm

Deacon wrote:How did you chamber a round, exactly? If you're starting from a cold, decocked weapon with a full magazine locked in, you can pull the charging handle back and drop it, which should chamber a round and make it ready to fire (if the selector is set to Fire).
Yep, that's how I'm doing it.
Deacon wrote:That's not a "magazine catch" that you're hitting, I don't think, but rather the bolt catch release. It's on the left side, above the magazine release lever/button, right?
Yeah, the little button on the left side. It's a bolt catch release is it?
Deacon wrote:On a semi-auto handgun, think about how when you're out of rounds, generally the slide will lock back. You replace the empty magazine and thumb the slide catch lever so that the slide falls forward and chambers a round (and leaves it ready to fire). That's essentially what happens (internally) when you slap that bolt catch release on the side. You're allowing the bolt to fall forward and lock into a firing position.
I see the comparison, but at least with a semi-auto pistol, the slide is only locked back after it's fired the last round from it's magazine. If you're starting from scratch, you just need to put the magazine in and rack the slide. Why does an M16 need the extra step?
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Post by FireAza » Tue May 03, 2016 7:14 am

Hmmm, I think they might have updated the game or something, because starting a fresh game starts with the M16 bolt forward. But I can see what you mean, if you flip the gun over you can see that the bolt release lever does indeed release the bolt.
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Post by Deacon » Tue May 03, 2016 8:12 am

Flip it over? Can you take "screenshots" of all this? Not hand drawn.
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Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Post by Deacon » Tue May 03, 2016 2:01 pm

Pretty neat, but the operation all looked normal to me. You called it an m16, he calls it an AR, but theoretically it should be an m4 since it has full auto.
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