How New are Repeaters?

I hear this one once every cycle or so, that the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned a world of repeating firearms. It is an interesting take and holds water if you are willing to ignore a tremendous amount of information, but it is not an accurate one. We’ve been trying and succeeding in inventive ways to make repeating firearms for centuries.

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The semi-automatic and automatic are just mechanically advantaged repeating firearms. But the real leap to making these work was the metallic cartridge. Repeaters existed longer before the constitution was ratified than the nuclear bomb came afterward. Multishot firearms are old tech.

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The argument always seem to rely on alleging that firearms are tremendously more lethal nowadays. They aren’t, firing five or six times out of a modern handgun or rifle is roughly as dangerous as firing five or six times out of a firearm from 400 years passed. What we got better at was making the components, we make everything efficiently so that a shot could be taken as close to at will/need as manageable.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.