Originally Posted by LilShank
From what I understood, they both kind of were, because people started asking for it after they had prototyped a non-AT'd hinge triggered platform that lacked a hammer. I often wonder what it would have been like in it's original form, without the issues caused by the groove in the original hammers. I've never been able to AT my Thumper correctly (not that I'd want to, it's my SC gun
I don't think that it was the result of people asking for AT, but more that it was happenstance because of the trigger design. Remember that the hinge trigger actually affected velocity based on how fast/hard you pulled it. Metadyne was forced to change to a sliding trigger/hammer to make velocity consistent.