Saturday, May 13, 2017

For those who like (?) recoil


A tip o' the hat to Wirecutter for finding this one.





You couldn't pay me enough to fire that gun with that load . . . I can feel carpal tunnel syndrome coming on just at the thought!




Peter

14 comments:

John Cunningham said...

Just before I migrated from Fairbanks to Ohio, gun stores were starting to sell the Smith & Wesson .50 cal. Pistol. I never fired one, but a buddy described it as dealing death from both ends.

Old 1811 said...

Oh, man up, Nancy-boy! I for one would have no reservations about watching you shoot that.
I once was offered an opportunity to shoot a .45-70 revolver. I declined.

Anonymous said...

Here's a video that hasn't been dipped in bullshit.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/12/31/canadian-12-gauge-handgun/

Glen said...

Um, what is it for?

Jonathan H said...

I've fired a pistol grip shotgun before; if you don't hold it right, your hand hurts for the rest of the day. I would guess this is similar.

Dan said...

This one falls under the category of "just because you can do something does not mean you should do something". Yes..you can make a handgun out of just about any caliber or cartridge. Doesn't make it a good idea. But then humans are clever but as a species we are not intelligent. That is why we were clever enough to invent nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biowarfare weapons etc. but are not INTELLIGENT enough to say "hey, this shit is dangerous and stupid....let's NOT build them".

Rich P said...

A while back,(ahem) it seemed as though my eyes might be getting recoil sensitive, and this is what put me onto AR-15s. I also put a pistol grip on the 870, and, here's the important bit, filled the hollow in the pistol grip with lead shot, and shot it quite a bit. The factory buckshot was quite an adventure, but I credit the shot-filling with preserving my bodily integrity unto this day, at least as much as may be expected.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I suppose it might almost be manageable if it was loaded with those little bitty mini-shells. I'd be willing to give it a go if someone would offer me the opportunity. Full size 12ga. no freaking way.

Jim said...

Appears to be a solution searching for a problem.

Orvan Taurus said...

I haven't fired one of those, but I did once upon a time have a chance to fire a couple shot from a S&W 500. And then the whole 5-shot thing (total of 7). I felt that for a day or so, oh yes I did.

Robert the Biker said...

Be an amazing thing to pull on a burglar or mugger, bet they'd hit warp speed getting away from THAT.

Mad Jack said...

Sure, pull it on a mugger and he's likely to ask if you're sure you really want to pull the trigger - especially if he's willing to go away quietly for $5. I own a .45-70 revolver, and I think I'd give the mugger a fin and let him be about his business.

Paul said...

Holding it wrong. That thick grip below the barrel is there for a reason. that would be something you pull for something really close so aiming is secondary.

bart simpsonson said...

Rich P: The lead shot you installed in the pistol grip probably weighed less than the missing full stock did. I put a pistol grip on an 870 a while back, but don't think I even emptied a mag tube with it before that beauty went up on ebay,and someone bought it right quick. A person really have to try one for themselves to say they are fully informed. I used to have a single shot H&R Topper 20 gauge, and fired it a bit one handed and it had plenty of recoil with slugs. The stock was English style, though, so maybe not as much grip-wise. I say, if you are going to use a 12 gauge as a house gun, cut down the stock a few inches and grind down the recoil pad so it looks like it belongs there and THEN add some lead to the stock. That shorter stock, with a short (legal) barrel makes it right pointable if you know what I mean. Better yet, do it with a 20 gauge, preferably a youth model even if you are not a youth, plenty of blasting power there.