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Originally posted by Retseh
I agree about the engine block stories, the military uses a .50BMG for that job. I saw some interesting photos regarding an attempt to shoot off a standard Masterlock, sort of a Mythbusters deal. The .45 and 9mm barely dented it.
Stay safe and shoot straight.
posted by Retseh
I agree this shouldn't be attempted except under controlled conditions,
I am a big fan of .22LR plinkers . . a desert shooting session included maybe 100 rounds of .22LR yesterday, I experienced 2 misfires
in spite of heavy primer hits. While I was using cheap generic ammo, this is still the Achilles Heal of that venerable little tin can killer. Thanks again . . Retseh [Edited by Don W]
I carry a knock off of the 1858 Army Remington .44 revolver, made in Italy, I got it using another name. I can buy powder, balls, and caps without signing my name. Now, i know what you're thinking, that old thing won't do anything! Well, I can get off six in a hurry, and put them in a 5 inch circle from 45 yards, and a 10 inch circle from 75 yards.
Originally posted by autowrench
I carry a knock off of the 1858 Army Remington .44 revolver, made in Italy, I got it using another name. I can buy powder, balls, and caps without signing my name. Now, i know what you're thinking, that old thing won't do anything! Well, I can get off six in a hurry, and put them in a 5 inch circle from 45 yards, and a 10 inch circle from 75 yards. when a slow moving ball hits a bone, it doesn't break, it shatters. Any wound is an infected wound, the ball will carry dirt and cloth into the wound. I have a shoulder holster for carrying conceled, and a belt holster for carrying open, I carry it on my left for a cross draw.
I advise everyone to stock up and be ready, a lot of rumors are going on lately. Cheers!
Originally posted by JamesMcMahn
I still say that a 9mm Walther PPK is reliable and concealable.
Originally posted by donwhite
reply to post by autowrench
Is the barrel rifled? I was under the impression a spherical ball - are there any other kind - was aerodynamically unstable leading to large variations in shot path of travel. Based on your accuracy reported at 45/75 yards I was curious.
Yes, it is rifled, three grooves. also, the sight is filed and perfected by me, and with a two handed grip I am very accurate, thanks to a lot of practice. It costs me about $23 every time I shoot, as opposed to more with modern ammo.
Commercial ammo will last a couple decades if stored correctly. Cool, dry and out of the sunshine. I'd buy a couple 100 rounds of my favorite handgun ammo, and get me a .22 rifle and 1000 rounds. Maybe every 5 years I'd replace the oldest half of my remaining stockpile. That would give me enough ammo on hand for any likely scenario. IMO.
Agreed. I also have a .22 semi automatic, and for my pistol I use Pyrodex, which is a propellant designed for use in muzzleloading and black powder cartridge arms.
Originally posted by Retseh
I wouldn't down play the effectiveness of your cap and ball revolver. I recently finished reading Evan Marshalls latest "Stopping Power" book, and he devotes an entire chapter to the subject of cap and ball handguns. Caliber for caliber, a round patched ball has more stopping power than a traditional conical FMJ moving at the same velocity. What those lead balls lack in accuracy, they make up for in terms of terminal ballistics.
PS - What do you use to seal the charge holes to prevent a chain fire, I hear shooters are still using Crisco - must be messy on the gun.