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self-loading

[′self ¦lōd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
The capability of a powered industrial truck to pick up, transport, and deposit its load by using components that are part of its standard equipment, for example, a forklift.
(ordnance)
Pertaining to a firearm or gun that utilizes either the explosive gases or recoil to extract the empty case and to chamber the next round; self-loading firearms or guns include both semiautomatic and full-automatic types.
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Comparing a double-action revolver to a self-loading pistol to a car with an automatic transmission to one with a stick-shift is sometimes the shortest way to direct a new handgun buyer to decide which direction to take, but not necessarily.
Second generation SMGs focused on making the cheapest, easiest, self-loading pistol-caliber firing weapons possible.
After all, who wants to shoot a self-loading pistol that promises the .357 but delivers only its muzzle blast and shorts you to 9mm +P at best?
The self-loading pistol, which had been converted to fire live ammunition, was found in a small Gucci bag on the floor only a few paces away from where the two-year-old was playing in the flat's bedroom.
The gun is self-loading, requiring three Soldiers to operate the vehicle--a driver, a gunner and a vehicle commander.
The guns were later identified as a revolver containing five live rounds; a 9mm self-loading pistol with a sock over the handle containing two live rounds; a mini self-loading pistol, unloaded, and a 9mm self-loading pistol containing modified blank ammunition.
They had a self-loading device for harvesting the grass incorporating a four-wheel-drive pick-up with dual wheels on the back where they placed a container into which the grass was loaded and carted back to the farm.
The self-loading inverted spindle concept eliminates the need for added automation systems since the moving spindle acts also as a gantry loader.
Lacombe provides a detailed overview of the uses, implementation, and drawbacks for qualitative, semi-qualitative, and fully qualitative adhesion measurement techniques and self-loading systems.
Sierra has recently introduced the T700 SL self-loading and unloading shear/baler/logger, which offers 700 tons of shearing force.
It also has automatic sheet adjustment at the canopy feed, a servo pick, and self-loading "auto-start" treadle, which automatically threads the sheet into the treadle guides.