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gas gun

[′gas ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Automatic gun operated solely by gas, utilizing a portion of the gas pressure from firing a bullet to act on some form of piston-and-cylinder arrangement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Weak, low-base shells, dirty ports, cold temperatures and other factors can affect a gas gun's reliability whereas Benelli's inertia system is not so hamstrung.
Don't expect to get as many firings from cases gobbled up and spit out by a gas gun as those fired from a bolt-action rifle.
The "disco" gunners with their fancy painted stocks guffawed with weakly-disguised snickers at the audacity of trying to compete in Match Rifle class with a gas gun!
You said this was a gas gun, but it was a pistol which looked exactly like an Italian Beretta.
Police also received 41 lots of ammunition, including 450 shotgun cartridges and more than 150 9mm pistol rounds; 17 air weapons including eight rifles, eight pistols and a gas gun; two BB Guns; three starting pistols; a replica 8mm pistol and four realistic looking toy guns.
A SUSPECTED thief who pulled a gas gun on two men chasing him said he carried it because he had been a kidnap victim.
Police also claimed that they have recovered five Kalashnikov rifles, magazines, tear gas gun, alcohol bottle and 50 slaughtered partridges from PTI leader and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Minister Amin Gandapur's car near Bani Gala.
The inertia system requires a slightly longer receiver than a gas gun, but the Element's receiver is aluminum, which helps reduce bulk.
Nabis revealed that the Turkish-made Zoraki gas gun has become a favourite weapon in the deadly illegal trade across Europe.
During the checks, the police have seized a pistol of IZH 79-8 model with 8 ammunition of caliber 9 mm; 13 rounds of ammunition of caliber 9mm; carbine "Saiga-410" with a store and 4 cartridges; revolver ME-38; pistol "Walter" PP 3/93; gas gun with 35 stores; 5 hunting knives, and other.
Teachers also confiscated a gas gun and pepper spray, which is classed as a firearm.