Patent Number: 8,875,433

Title: Firearm loading techniques eliminating firing pause and enabling rapid partial source replacement and load supplementation prior to empty

Abstract: The present invention involves techniques for rapid, flexible, partial and supplemental reloading of firearms using specialized actions, intermediate storage devices/feeds and multiple magazines, which may, in some embodiments, be simultaneously engaged with a firearm. The techniques disclosed include a feeding system, which may be a multiple-magazine feeding system, that allows a firearm to remain loaded and firing-ready with multiple loaded cartridges at all times, even during reloading operations. The invention also includes other techniques for flexible, non-wasteful, partially-empty reloading, to eliminate reloading paralysis, and allow the soldier or other user, not the size of a magazine, to determine when firing should continue and when and if it should pause.

Inventors: Beckman; Christopher V. (San Diego, CA)


International Classification: F41A 9/83 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00