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Old 08-18-2013, 03:02 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by cblowe13 View Post
Was your grandaddys a5 made in Belgium?
Yep, gold trigger and all. Bolt looked like this one: owning+a5+bolt&sc=0-12&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=C00A8B1C097C745BBD4115C63C25E 0C21DCEF06C&selectedIndex=77

New A5 is inertia driven, like a Benelli. owning+a5+bolt&sc=0-12&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=2B9CF9F8B5A08E6943D10AFC5E0C7 9D085CC2E5A&selectedIndex=0

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:52 AM   #12
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Oh man I fell in love last weekend I shot my first a5. Wow I'm in love. I'm trying to get one for myself I love the modified choke at the end of the barrel.

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The A5 is also a long recoil operated semi, so the bolt and the barrel recoil together back. They come to the end of their travel and the barrel returns forward and then the bolt closes (feeding the next round). Interesting consept but not used much anymore. I haven't seen an old manufacture Browning that uses a rotating bolt.
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The rotating barrel was introduced with the Cougar. Remember just about all semi-auto pistols in 9mm up have "locked breech" set ups. Whether it is a Browning linked system (1911) or a linkless design (just about everyone else) the barrel stays locked with the slide for a short distance as the slide moves to the rear. The barrel drops in a conventional system, unlocking and allows extraction and loading of the next round. Beretta simply locks/unlocks without the barrel dropping. THis allows the barrel to be mounted lower in the pistol. THIS is what reduces muzzle flip.
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The rotating barrel also acts like a gyroscope, to aid your balance in shooting while inebriated.
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Originally Posted by cblowe13 View Post
The storms have rotating barrels all except the sub compact
My storm has a polymer frame, and thus lighter. So the rotating barrel dissipates some of the recoil by changing some of the linear motion into rotation, and the gun shoots soft. Love it.

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