COCKING

What is COCKING?

COCKING meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
The phase of operation that pertains to the locking of the hammer or firing assembly, slide assembly, or bolt group in a fixed (or held) position under spring tension and with all parts in position. Depressing the trigger allows the firing pin to strike the primer.

 

reference: GLOSSARY OF COMMON MILITARY TERMS

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