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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WheelGunMan, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. WheelGunMan

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    Check THIS out!
     
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  2. WestKentucky

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    Multiple shots from a single trigger action... curious what tomfoolery was accepted by Bureau of All Things Fun Everyday
     
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    .22 Mag revolver that fires a pair of cartridges on each trigger pull. Interesting design. Pretty funky looking trigger ...
     
  4. WheelGunMan

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    Weighs about 1 ounce more my LCR357 and 1.5 ounces more than my LCR22WMR
     
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    similar to this........ Double-Barrel-1911-1.jpg
     
  6. JFrame

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    My Black Widow with the .22 WMR cylinder is among the loudest handguns I've ever fired.

    I can only imagine what it's like with two magnum rounds going off at once! :confused:

    I guess the S333 Thunderstruck will serve double-duty as a hand-held flash-bang grenade... :)

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  7. total recoil

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    Hmmm? fires more than one shot per pull of the trigger? Sounds like trouble from the BATF. On the other hand the BATF has to certify as marketable all firearms. Curious design?
     
  8. labnoti

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    I think that was a SHOT show introduction last winter. IIRC, they were explaining why it was legal at the Standard booth. It's certainly an interesting novelty, not without a meaningful self-defense purpose, but I'd still rather have one of their 1873-style single-actions.

    Edit: The BATFE considers it a "volley gun" because the two bullets come from separate barrels. It's no more a machine gun than a double-barrel shotgun or Howdah pistol.
     
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  9. bikerdoc

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    I like it.
     
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  10. 460Shooter

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    Wow, looks snag free to me! o_O

    Well it’s certainly interesting. It’s like an LCR had a baby with a hot glue gun.
     
  11. tuckerdog1

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    I sometimes like weird. Cheap enough to roll the dice.
     
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  12. WheelGunMan

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    Now that's funny!! :rofl:
     
  13. tactikel

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    Facinating novelty but at 18 oz it loses out to about a dozen other proven SD weapons.
     
  14. CajunBass

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    Well...I wouldn't spend ten cents on it, but if someone else wants one, it's OK with me.
     
  15. Fine Figure of a Man

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    More like hundreds.
     
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    Yeah that was my second consideration about this gun, right after thinking about the deafening effect you're going to have setting off two .22 Magnum rounds at one time!
     
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    Yep, that sucker would be loud.

    If anyone wants them I recommend not waiting too long.
     
  18. the Real Alpo

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    They hit on, two or three times, the "reliable rimfire ignition". If rimfire ignition is so dang reliable, why is almost every cartridge loaded today centerfire?

    I also wonder about the ballistics of a 22 Magnum in a 1 1/8 inch barrel. Ballistics charts do no good, since they are for a 22-inch rifle barrel.

    They suggest you put a shotshell in "every other CYLINDER"? The gun comes with multiple cylinders? Or did he mean "chamber"? If you do put a shotshell in every other chamber, you end up shooting your assailant with one 40 grain bullet, and 50 grains of #12 lead "dust". That does seem like it would make a less-than-ideal self-defense combination.

    I'm not sure why requiring two fingers to pull the trigger is a good thing. It would certainly be safer. Seems like about half the time it would not fire. Having the Glock safety doo-dad on the trigger does make sense, since the trigger is larger than any normal trigger, and the trigger guard is notched away. They need something to prevent you from accidentally shooting it when you're sticking it back in the holster, or in your pocket, which is where it seems to be designed to be carried.

    Just looks like a really, REALLY dumb idea.
     
  19. Fine Figure of a Man

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    600-800?
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  20. the Real Alpo

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    That is interesting. Longer barrels same to lose just a little bit of speed as they lose an inch. But four inches down to three loses about 150 feet per second. Three inches down to two losses about 200 feet per second. Two inches down to one (chart doesn't go that low) would logically lose at least 200 feet per second. Now velocity is in the 600s.

    http://www.ballistics101.com/25_acp.php#

    According to this chart, that would make it slower than a 25 ACP. Although this chart does not say what barrel length was used to get the figures.
     
  21. mavracer

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    BBTI includes chamber in the length listed so the figures listed for a 2" barrel will probably be close to that of a revolver with a 1.5" cyl and a 1.5" barrel figuring loss for cylinder gap.
    Like I said in the other thread imma hard pass.
     
  22. Goosey

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    40 grain bullet: ~800 fps.
    30 grain bullet: ~1000 fps.

    So it's still terrible. The combined energy of both just about equals one shot from a .22 LR rifle. "Massive energy, with two Magnum bullets hitting simultaneously." Not sure how two .22 wounds compare to one .355 wound but I doubt it would be more effective. In any case one single pellet from a Taurus Judge would already weigh as much as two 30-grain bullets from this. Only four shots, as well.
     
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  23. Rodentman

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    I like unique stuff but I won't be buying this. So many better alternatives.
     
  24. rdnktrkr

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    About the loudest pistol I've been was a naa (sp) 22mag ported revolver, it was louder than a 4" 357, I wonder how this compares
     
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  25. Driftwood Johnson

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    Certainly an interesting design.

    One that I am not the slightest bit interested in.
     
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