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Old 12-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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...You just gotta see this "device" that is being shown on Fox News science page. This is something every disabled or elderly person should be aware of...I might have to get a few of my toys declared as "medical devices"...
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Class 1 Medical Device

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Old 12-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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It's not a bad idea, or a bad design. The cartridge is a little lacking, but for someone older and a bit frail, it would sure and hell be better than nothing.

I like it. I hope the company takes off and makes a mint doing so.

Thanks for the post.

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what kind of range you think this has?
probably not much huh?

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what kind of range you think this has?
probably not much huh?
According to the FBI Stats the last time I checked, most gunfights take place at about 7 yards. With that unit, I think you could hit minute of bad guy at 7 yards without too much problem.

Of course, with a predator, he is going to try to close that distance before the unsuspecting elderly person knows, so when he is good and close, this would be better than nothing in terms of defense.

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Old 12-05-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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This appears to be a remake of an antique palm pistol from the late 1800's. It had more than one shot though as the cartridges rotated around the circle, made by Chicago Arms. It was a nickel plated 32 short caliber used and in good shape they are now going at auction for $1300-$1500. http://www.gunsamerica.com/976991325/Guns-For-Sale/Gun-Auctions/Pistols/Antique/Chicago_Palm_Pistol.htm



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That is the best-designed suicide device I've ever seen. It'll never make the street. Fer Christ's sake, it's a single shot!
Seriously, some of you need to be less serious. This is funnier than a pay-toilet in a diarrhea ward.

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ahhh dont be so negative, i bet when they hit the market people will be buyin them up. plus one shot is better than no shot right?

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bet you the BATFE classes it as a Class III- Any Other Weapon. Made to be used 2 handed- one holds weapon, other hand holds shoulder of opponent.

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I still think it's a good idea. One placed 9mm round is better than trying to jam your thumb in someone's eye until you reach brain matter.

If you doubt that, I encourage you to give your friendly neighborhood hoodlum your pistol with one round in it, while you try to protect yourself with your bare hands, and see which one of you walks away.

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I call guns like that,along with .22 naa mini revolvers,and other minscule firearms meant for last chance,last ditch guns-JESUS guns,because by the time comes you HAVE to draw/use it,somebody's GOING to meet jesus!

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