Information on One Piece Guns
One piece guns were designed in San Francisco by gunsmiths working with theique firearms. They wanted to develop a new type of gun that was less likely to jam and needed to be quick to reload. The one piece design had a magazine that extended out along one side so it could easily accept an ammunition feeding pin. In this design there was no need for an additional bolt to go through the action of the gun. It was quickly adopted by manufacturers who put their own unique touch on the guns.
Two piece types are very similar to one piece guns. They both have a magazine that pops out and an action that pushes the bullet down into the magazine. Unlike one piece gun where the actions separate by the magazine, two piece designs often have parts of the gun that remain attached to the stock. These can be different lengths and may be buttstocks, fore grips, or magazine release buttons.
Variations of the single action trigger gun include double action trigger, which has an outer slide with a button that rotates a locking lever inside. This allows for two actions for each one piece of gun. There is also hammer action trigger, which functions much like the one piece action trigger with the exception that it does not rotate. Instead it rotates a cocking device to lock the hammer in place when the trigger is pulled.
Double action triggers use two different methods. The first uses a pin to push the pin out and the second uses a spring. In both types the pin pushes the slide out, thus firing the gun. Because these guns tend to be more sensitive to movement, they tend to jam more easily than other types.
One piece semi automatics and one piece fully automatic guns are similar, except for the magazine. Both require a magazine. The magazine can either be detachable or fixed. Semi automatics have a slide that tilts down to feed the cartridges while fully automatic firearms have a bolt that can be cocked and locked for an even faster firing.
The general differences between semi automatics and fully automatic firearms are in how they work. Semi automatics usually have a thumb wheel to place the action into place and lock the hammer and trigger together. This allows for easier operation. Once the trigger is cocked, the slide will move up and down to cocking the gun. Once the magazine is emptied, the slide will return to its normal position and the gun is ready to be fired.
After World War II, semi automatics were mass produced with many modifications to the mechanism and barrel design. Today they can be purchased for sale at affordable prices as well as surplus models that are re-manufactured to be used in guns that are the same type. The parts used in the construction of one piece guns are easily obtainable. Due to the fact that they are one piece, there is no need to disassemble the gun to refill the magazine or repair any mechanical malfunctions. Because of this easy process, these guns can be used by anyone regardless of their past experience with guns.
One piece guns are commonly used in law enforcement agencies, military organizations and competitive shooters. Due to the low cost, these guns can be purchased by the general public for use in self defense situations. They are also popular among hobbyists who enjoy replicating the sound and feel of the firing gun. For this reason, many clubs hold annual gunsmith clinics where different types of one piece guns are demonstrated by the amateurs and professionals alike. These guns are available for purchase online through websites that specialize in selling them and can also be ordered through local dealers that provide a service to assemble them for the consumer.