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explodingcannon 06-06-2007 03:43 PM

Bump Fire Legality
Is bump firing legal? From what I understand they made the ring and string F/A trick illegal but what about just bump firing? What about with the assisting of a rubber band like some do?

notdku 06-06-2007 03:55 PM

I doubt it's illegal but good luck trying to find a public range that allows it.

BLS33 06-06-2007 05:54 PM

Bump firing is fun to do once or twice but after that it is a huge waste of ammo.

RONSERESURPLUS 06-06-2007 09:20 PM

Bump Fire Legality?
Hello Explode/All


It depends on where Ya are for legality? Here i WV if your at an outdoor range where the crowd is few and not a manned range master deal It's OK! Try it In Calif at a Rage or in many other States and Places and you'll find yourself in hot water? Best to Look, ask and Don't try till your sure? BNot worth losing a Firearm or a legal beef over it, right?

Remeber, Part of what got the Feds on the Branch Dividians was someone hearing Bump fire that others though was FA fire? I don't want that sort of atention and believe me, neither do you? LOL

GUNGIRL 06-13-2007 01:35 AM

Completely legal..unless U live in Cali LOL...naw I dont know about Cali...but yes you can...and it is legal here in Colorado!

stlucian 06-13-2007 08:38 PM

Gungirl. In Colorado can you just drive into the Mountains, pick a spot and start shooting or is some Mountain land private land?

GUNGIRL 06-17-2007 05:21 AM

I advise you pick a legal spot(shooting range or your own land)...most of our land is goverment owned...besides just getting out and blasting is dangerous.

FALPhil 07-05-2007 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by explodingcannon (Post 2721)
From what I understand they made the ring and string F/A trick illegal but what about just bump firing?

What is the "ring and string" trick?

LEO 07-08-2007 01:34 AM

Here is a Shoestring Auto Machine Gun
It is illegal and you must have registered the shoestring before 19 may 1986... Sorry!!!

Letter from ATF

Shoestring configuration

LEO 07-08-2007 02:00 AM

Bump Shooting
Bump firing done from the hip with a finger worked into the belt loop

Bump Firing with a thick ruber band - Excellent!!

ATF Definition:
The term “machinegun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.

I can see bump firing as being a machine gun. You cycle the trigger one time and it keeps shooting to the mag runs dry or you do something to stop the recoil. So even if the "item" is not banned... such as a "rubber band".... it is now a machine gun as far as the definition goes.

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