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Although there are various methods, generally, automatic pistols work by using some of the energy of the fired projectile (recoil) to cycle the pistol.

1- Firing

2- Extraction (of the spent brass case from the chamber)

3- Ejection (of the spent brass from the weapon)

4- Chambering (of a fresh round of ammunition)

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Q: How does an automatic pistol work?
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