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FatSlob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:19 PM
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Poll question: .50 BMG PISTOL...should this be banned?


Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:20 PM
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1. It's easy. If it's automatic, ban it. If it's not, don't.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:20 PM
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2. If anyone votes anything but the 3rd choice
I am locking this thread. :)

/kidding
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FatSlob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:24 PM
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3. HULK MAD!
:grr:
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brothermak Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 08:01 PM
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11. hmmmm
Can I vote twice!? :P
-BM
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:24 PM
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4. Wait until I have two before you ban it, OK?
:)
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 03:58 PM
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5. I vote 1
I think you should have to put 50 rds through it in an hour.

Watched a gentleman shoot a 14in contender in full length 458 win mag. Broke his wrist in 2 places.
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Remmah Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:15 PM
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6. What? No bayonet lug.
No gernade launcher?

Not any good for garden vermin then.
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JeebusB Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:44 PM
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7. PLEASE
tell me that nobody really thinks this thing is real.
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HiddenInVA Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-08-04 11:41 AM
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16. Spare me......
I'm with JeebusB... Please tell me that you didn't seriously take
his website as anything credible?

OTOH, I did see a .50 BMG pistol when I was stationed out west. It was
a custom-made singleshot that used an M1911 frame as it's platform.
You took the slide off, loaded the round, then locked the slide
back in place. It fired like a normal 1911, hammer-wise. It had a
muzzlebrake that could be adjusted to either vertical or horizontal.
The one shot that I was around to see threw a muzzleflare out about
two feet to either side of the shooter, and blew the drawers out of
the shooter's box of some guy three benches away.

Awesome to see shoot, but I don't think I'd want to try it! B-)
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 04:58 PM
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8. If you want some broken bones from the recoil....
OK, but it seems like a joke to me as a .50 BMG round is huge in and of itself.
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Dolomite Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 05:24 PM
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9. How many rounds go into da clip?
?
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6th Borough Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 06:41 PM
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10. This website is a joke, and has been on the web for years now.
The thermonuclear bullets they advertise should be a tipoff, for starters.
:think:
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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 09:09 PM
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12. IF it were real
If the recoil didn't break your wrist,

If the muzzle rise didn't crack your skull,

If the concussion blast didn't detach your retinas,

If the muzzle blast didn't set fire to everything around you,

I still wouldn't shoot the thing on a dare.

Of course, if it were real, someone behind the trigger would have been killed, blinded or maimed already.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 09:42 PM
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13. More thrusts per squeeze.
I've shot 3 rounds with a S&W 500; that was enough for me.

Imagine shooting this thing.

http://www.pfeifer-waffen.at/Zeliska2.pdf

(note: PDF file in German).

.600 Nitro Express revolver.

:scared:



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6th Borough Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 10:28 PM
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14. That gun is really stretching the definition of a pistol
Looks like a sawed off...rifle.

Reminds me of the Crocodile Dundee scene..."That's not a knife..." ;-)
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-04 11:30 PM
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15. I thought the same thing when I first saw it..
Edited on Thu Oct-07-04 11:31 PM by D__S
"That gun is really stretching the definition of a pistol"

It's obviously massive, but falls within the definition of a handgun by US (BATF), standards... even though the owner/creator is German.
I appreciate the creativity, design and time that went into creating it.

Even if it were configured as a rifle, it wouldn't be a pleasent thing to shoot.

"Reminds me of the Crocodile Dundee scene..."That's not a knife..." ;-)"

Or the first Batman with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson (as the Joker), where Nicholson pulls out a ridiculously long barreled handgun from his pantleg and shoots down the Batplane.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 09:53 PM
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17. Well, now that you mention all of that...
I change my vote... SURE let people try and shoot that, be my guest.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 11:07 PM
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18. (Is someone else going to tell him or should I?)

O8)
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