Derringer in 45 70 caliber! WTH?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by mountainskytop, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. mountainskytop

    mountainskytop New Member

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    Visited Gander Mountain store couple weeks ago and they had enormously just expanded their gun dept to well Over 500 handguns!
    The salesperson showed me a new single shot Derringer in 45 70 caliber! I could hardly believe it! Can you imagine firing that thing?
     
  2. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    Sounds tempting but I'm still holding out or the 12 gauge judge
     

  3. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    That sounds like a really bad idea.
     
  4. trip286

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    Oh yessss......
    That's almost like talking dirty....
    I would prefer the S&W version. I wonder what they would call it?
    I would so buy one. And OC it everywhere. With no pants or underwear. Because really, with a gun like that, who the hell cares?
     
  5. magnumman

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    If the 410 is the judge I would call the 12 ga the executioner. I would take the s&w too
     
  6. mountainskytop

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    I figure anyone firing this thing will be using what remains if their good hand to pick the fricking Derringer out of their forehead while waiting for the ambulance! Lol
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Winant's Firearms Curiosa- in the back of the book- cartoons of the imaginary weird guns- includes a Colt #1 Derringer in .600 Nitro Express.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Probably would not be as bad as you might imagine (as far as recoil) as there would be insufficient barrel length to get anywhere near complete powder burn. It would have an ENOURMOUS muzzle flash though. You would be as likely to scorch your target as hit it with a bullet.
     
  9. magnumman

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    Ya I bet the nose of the bullet sticks out of the end of the barrel
     
  10. mountainskytop

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    The last inch if the barrel contains the rifling! Lol
     
  11. hiwall

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    I'm busy loading 500 grain bullet loads now so I'm ready if I buy one. I wonder if it can use the same loadings as the Ruger #1?
     
  12. Garadex

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    One way to find out.
     
  13. hiwall

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    Guess I'll have the wife shoot it first:)
     
  14. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    You will be holding out a long time. It will most likely never happen. When they was trying to kick off the 28 gauge judge it got shot down and listed as a destructive device. If a 28 is a dd a 12 is for sure a dd.
     
  15. magnumman

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