Derringer

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by cblowe13, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Just a thought on a .500 s&w derringer lol do you think you could keep it in your hand.
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Good lord!:eek:
    I'll bet it's real cool but I don't think I'd want much to do with it.. that be a lot to hold on to.;)
     

  3. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Would the tip of the cartridge be sticking out the end of the barrel? That would be more than a handful.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Deringers are about as useful as Model A Fords. Nostalgic? Yes. Practical? No. They are best relegated to novelty status.

    A Derringer in .500 S&W Is like a Model A with a Keith Black Hemi. WHY???
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Could you "keep it in your hand?"


    Should not be a problem.




    Now, the surgery to REMOVE it from your hand- THAT is going to be a problem.....


    :rolleyes:
     
  6. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    This hit me as funny but true. I will admit to owning a Derringer in 38 spl. I bought it off an old lady that really wasn't all there mostly because I was afraid she would try to use it when in one of her not all there moments and hurt herself.
    It's sat in a lock box for a while. I get it out to clean it and put it back in it's box. I've never tried to shoot it. It looks to work fine though. It's a FIE, still have the cardboard box it come new in. I think I might still have the manual too....Someplace. I'd sell it but I just never seen the need. It takes up next to no room so I kind of forget about it until it's get out the guns to clean them tie and I"ll clean and oil it and back into the box.

    I've just not seen a time when I thought to myself man..I really want to carry that thing. I guess it's better than a rock. A lot of people seem to like them though. They must..People are still making them and they are getting bought.
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I know somebody made one in 45-70. I have seen you-tube videos of people shooting them. Ridiculous...that is all I can say about it. I could see a use for a little one in 22lr maybe for survival or something. My neighbor has one in 45 colt/410. I don't know why.
     
  8. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Didn't think about that. I can't imagine. Just things I think of working third
     
  9. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    The question is why not?
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    To each his own. Thee are people who jsut do stuff "because". I've seen blown alcohol Pintos, just because. I remember a Boss 302 powered 4x4 with an MG body on it, just because.
     
  11. deadsp0t

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    Lmmfao...! Or if you couldn't hold it the surgery to remove it from your face could be an issue..
     
  12. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've shot the Bond Arms with full tilt .45 LC and 3" 410 loads without a problem. These would seem to be on the top end of self defense loads, and the .500 S&W was made for taking North American and other big game, so there really is no point to load it in a derringer platform. Almost all of the powder would burn outside of the gun, seriously handicapping the round and actually reducing the felt recoil, unless the barrel was 4-5", which defeats the purpose of a derringer platform.
     
  13. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Lmao you and your facts :p
     
  14. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Always has to be someone to ruin the fun
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    Those Alaskan snubbys are pretty short and thy have one in 500 Smith. It's the shortest bbl I have ever shot in that round and I didn't want too much to do with it after a couple rounds.
     
  16. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry, so much misinformation floats around gun forums that I feel duty bound to insert facts when I can keep anymore false tales from being started! Continue with your speculation - I'll shut up! :p
     
  17. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    My wife has 2! I'm working hard to get her into something else for an edc...But she has an American Arms in .32acp and a Bond Arms in .22Mag...she is actually Ok with the .22 and so-so with the .32...:confused:
     
  18. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    What's the accuracy like on a derringer
     
  19. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    how accurate?

    With the .22 mag 3" it gets nice groups at 5 Yds...about 3 inches...with the 2" .32Acp it's just "point it at the target and hope it hits..plus we regularly have to pull spent casings with the pliers on my mutli-tool...
     
  20. cblowe13

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    Hey tekgreg you seem knowledgeable so I have a question why does a snubby .357 feel less recoil to me rather than a 6" barrel .357 is it because what you were saying about the powder or am I just crazy?