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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:06   #4
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I would add as a tidbit, the WE 1911s (and possibly other models), and makes derived from it such as SOCOM Gear (maybe others as well), have a mechanism which require the slide be racked before the gun will shoot. i.e., inserting a new mag into an uncocked gun, cocking the hammer (without racking the slide) and pulling the trigger will give you a *click* (even if the mag has gas and BBs).

I mention it because it caused me a WTF moment the first time I tried one (just gassed up the mag and wanted to blank fire a couple of shots to make sure it was working ok, so I didn't bother racking the slide). I feared all sorts of trouble (broken firing mechanism, mag that won't hold gas etc) but eventually figured it out.
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