Bump Firing?


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zombienerd
November 17, 2008, 04:37 PM
I have seen videos of this online, and besides the safety concerns I would have, is there any known laws prohibiting this activity? Is it just considered rapid fire?

I'm guessing since semi autos weren't designed for that speed of fire, that warped barrels and cook-offs are regular?

I've fired fully auto weapons when I was in the military, and saw how quick you could turn a barrel red :) They don't seem to like that too much.


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Adam

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expvideo
November 17, 2008, 04:49 PM
I have seen videos of this online, and besides the safety concerns I would have, is there any known laws prohibiting this activity? Is it just considered rapid fire?
It's completely legal. You pull the trigger for every shot, so it is just rapid firing.

I'm guessing since semi autos weren't designed for that speed of fire, that warped barrels and cook-offs are regular?
Depends on the gun. An AK will act like an AK because the parts are the same. An AR may or may not act like an M16/M4, because the parts may or may not be the same.

I've fired fully auto weapons when I was in the military, and saw how quick you could turn a barrel red They don't seem to like that too much.

lol, I bet not.

CYANIDEGENOCIDE
November 17, 2008, 04:54 PM
It is legal as long as it is truly bump firing. Use of a shoe string is illegal, use of some of the little gadgets are illegal you have to check to see which are legal. IIRC atkins accelerator was one that became illegal.
It is prohibited at most ranges I know. I wouldn't do it with my weapon, or my ammo, its too expensive these days. Semi-auto weapons will stand up to bumpfiring if you don't try to run a beta mag through one. Keep in mind if you pull the trigger before the bolt is locked you could get a KABOOM.

misANTHrope
November 17, 2008, 04:56 PM
It really gets the attention of everyone else on the line.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 17, 2008, 04:57 PM
I also wondered about this and then wondered if one needs to register their trigger finger:eek:.

Back in the 80's I did it with an HK at the range. The guy with all the emblems on his hat looked over and said "that's a full-auto!"

I said "no it's not, I'm just pulling the trigger in rhythm to the gun." He said "like h*** you are!"

I put in another magazine and told him to shoot it, he hesitated until I convinced him the gun is completely STOCK (hard to pull trigger and all). After he shot it, I don't know what he thought, nor did I really care.

I don't bump-fire any more. No sense wasting ammo and having everyone think you may be doing something illegal when you aren't.

indoorsoccerfrea
November 17, 2008, 05:04 PM
you can also use a rubber band on the trigger/mag receiver instead of spending money on a tac-trigger or other such gadgets

ManBearPig
November 17, 2008, 05:12 PM
Bump Firing may be legal, but it's dangerous and stupid. If your gun isn't a machine gun, why put yourself in danger and put the strain on it by pretending it is?

Mike2
November 17, 2008, 05:15 PM
I enjoy doing it every once in a while, shooting for me is a great way to relieve stress and deal with the crap that we all have to put up with. I try not to do it that often, but I just love the way it gives you that little rush of adrenaline, makes the heart beat a little faster and puts a big ole' grin on my face and the face of my little girl:D whose words afterwards are, "Do it again Poppa, do it again!!!!!"

indoorsoccerfrea
November 17, 2008, 05:16 PM
it isnt stupid or dangerous if done properly. nor does it strain your gun if you spread it out. obviously if you run 50 rd clip through a semi-auto in one run, it may have negative effects on the long term, but as long as you observe the gun safety rules (dont point your gun at anything you dont want to destroy, be away of your backstop, etc.) you should be fine. bottom line is take care of your gun and yourself. i dont see how bumpfiring makes anything more dangerous

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 17, 2008, 05:17 PM
I try to get my adrenaline rushes in other ways, like playing my sax.

However, whatever turns your fancy!

zombienerd
November 17, 2008, 05:17 PM
The gun in question would be the MPA Mac-10 clone carbine I'm picking up here shortly, I saw that specific gun online doing it, and I know the original MAC's were designed for full auto...

I thought I may try to to it for one mag or so, 9mm isn't super expensive, and figured it may be fun to do it once or twice, just wanted to make sure it wasn't against the law...

My range doesn't have a "No rapid fire" rule, as long as you control your weapon.

Thanks for the replies :)

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 17, 2008, 05:19 PM
Make sure you don't shoot over the berm.

DoubleTapDrew
November 18, 2008, 12:51 AM
Stay in control of it and be prepared for people questioning you about if it's full auto (or why you have a full auto if they aren't allowed there). Keep your hand away from the muzzle.

P.S. - Despite what the inevitable naysayers will say, it's fun to do once in a while :) pretend you have a squirt gun

MD_Willington
November 18, 2008, 10:34 AM
Tapco T6 stock works for this... put ~2/3 of a recoil spring inside it and modify the latch so you can keep it from engaging...

Bump away until you've cooked off all of your ammo...

That gets expensive now...

expvideo
November 18, 2008, 10:52 AM
Bump Firing may be legal, but it's dangerous and stupid. If your gun isn't a machine gun, why put yourself in danger and put the strain on it by pretending it is?
He didn't ask if it was a good idea. He asked if it was legal. Let's try to stay on topic.

Tapco T6 stock works for this... put ~2/3 of a recoil spring inside it and modify the latch so you can keep it from engaging...

Bump away until you've cooked off all of your ammo...

That gets expensive now...
Brilliant!

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