I don't know if it is possible, but if I shoot a pistol empty, I still see bullets inside of it. Upon reloading, I'm putting bullets in filled chambers. Could it be made so that if you shoot some rounds a pistol, the chambers in which they were appear empty? I hope the following screenshots will make things more clear:
As you can see, I fired all bullets but one, but still the chambers appear to be filled with bullets.
As you can see here, all bullets are still present after having fired them all.
You'd have to have a completely new model for every round fired -> not possible.
Also forgetting here that since this is a revolver, the empty cases are not ejected after firing, but when the cylinder is opened for reloading. In fact, if you watch the reload animation, he shakes out the empty cartridges before putting in the new ones.
But at least the reload animation could be showing an empty gun, couldn't it?
It doesn't because those are not the bullets left in the pistols, but the bullet's former casings, I think.
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3rd January 2009
That's accurate, those are actually the brass casings you see, not bullets. Technically, the bullet is the lead slug that leaves the end of the barrel. This can be jacketed in harder metal for higher velocities, but this and only this is a bullet. behind the bullet sits the smokeless powder, nitrocellulose(i think), and behind this is the percussion cap. This contains a small amount of explosive that detonates when struck by the firing pin, which then detonates the main charge of gunpowder, which is generally immune to shock. All this is held in place by the brass casing, which also expands to seal the gaps in non-muzzle loading weapons. Altogether this package is called a round or cartridge, and with pistol rounds looks like this:
As opposed to most guns, revolvers do not eject their spent shells until reloaded. Automatic and Semiautomatic weapons eject the shell upon firing to make room for a new round in the chamber; look to the side of a submachine gun or machine gun when firing and you will see the ejected shells. Bolt action rifles eject their shells upon the bolt being pulled back. Revolvers typically have 6 chambers, which may all be occupied by a bullet at the same time, and each chamber is rotated in front of the barrel. The spent casings remain in the chamber until the gun is reloaded, and then they all are ejected at once.(Most guns have one chamber, where the detonation takes place and the firing pin...fires, per barrel, which imparts the gyroscopic spin to the bullet and gives it room to get up to speed. Only one common type of gun besides revolvers uses multiple chambers per barrel, the revolver cannon. Any cannon that reaches rates of fire in excess of 1000rpm is probably one of these. If I am not mistaken the 30mm cannons on the Me 262 are revolver cannons.)
MSPfc Doc DuFresne;4753921That's accurate, those are actually the brass casings you see, not bullets.
Ah, I see now, thanks for the explanation!