.950 handgun

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by RedSnappa, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. RedSnappa

    RedSnappa New Member

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    I came across these Derringers made by Pekka Helenius, in .50 caliber and 20mm caliber:
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    He is also planning a 30mm version.
    Which made me think...Could a handgun be made to fire .950 JDJ without blowing the gun out of the shooter's hand?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    2 things-1st would it even be legal in the USA? And 2nd I seriously doubt you could hold onto it.
     

  3. RedSnappa

    RedSnappa New Member

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    1. Yes, with DD tax stamp.
    2. This is my major concern. The .950 JDJ round has an energy of 52,450 J and a mass of 230 g, while a .50AE is 1,666-2,200 J with mass 19-21.1 g and .600NE (the strongest handgun cartridge right now) is 11,400 J with mass 58 g. The gun that fires the .600NE weighs 6 kg (13.2 lb). Would my design need to weigh 20-30 kg just to deal with recoil?
     
  4. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You serious, Why??
     
  5. jackandcoke

    jackandcoke New Member

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  6. RedSnappa

    RedSnappa New Member

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    It's a self-imposed challenge, to see what is possible.
     
  7. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    If someone pulled that out on me I would pee myself just the size of the barrel scares me, wonder what the recoil is like on something like that.
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu7vySQbgXI]YouTube - ‪Stop that! It's silly!‬‏[/ame]
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    No problem. You just need two barrels that fire at the same time. One pointed North, one pointed South. The recoil should cancel out.

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