Originally Posted by spisla
ok. i remember this guy getting his gun chronoed and the manager(cant chrono our selves) was like "this is freakin sweeet!" and was playin with it. so a cocker is where you pull the trigger, bolt moves back, release the trigger, bolt moves forward, correct?
yeah, bolt stays forward with a ball already in the barrel. when you pull the trigger the gun shoots it with air, then (ideally when the trigger gets pulled slightly more) the gun pulls the bolt back, lets a ball drop in, then when you release the trigger the bolt pushes that ball into the barrel ready for your next shot.
think of a pump gun where the trigger does both the firing and pumping.