When I enter the empty magazine first and pull the charging handle, the bolt wont goes forward automatically. is this normal?
I just bought an ar rifle. I had a handgun before, so when I move the slide back, the slide goes back to forward automatically with or without an empty magazine. When I enter the empty magazine at first and pull the charging handle, the bolt wont go forward automatically. I had to hit the bold catch to let the bolt goes forward. But without the empty magazine, the bold automatically goes forward. is this normal? im a new start on rifle. thanks.
- capitalgentlemanLv 71 month ago
It depends on the rifle, but what you describe sounds correct. When a magazine empties, the breechblock remains back, and will not go forward. An empty magazine causes the same thing to happen.