OmSigDavid said:Most of my gun collection consists of compact revolvers,
predominantly 2 inch barreled .38 caliber revolvers,
with a few short barreled single action .45 revolvers.
Only 1 of my guns can possibly be deemed "big":
my 7.5 inch barreled .44 magnum SuperBlackhawk.
It is an artifact of Americana.
Romeo Fabulini wrote:Yes
As a Brit who knows zilch about guns, what do you think of Arnies cannon (below)?
It seems to be a pump-action shotgun with the barrel and stock sawn
down for ease of handling and concealment under a coat.
In films it certainly seems to have awesome stopping power by
blowing people clean off their feet through the nearest plate glass window!
Is that just hollywood hokum, or do such weapons have a valuable
role in home defence or whatever?
; at first I thought that it was a sawn off shotgun,
but on closer observation (his right fingers) it appears to have
a lever action. Inasmuch as I 've never heard of a lever action shotgun
to imply that one cud not be made) I surmise that
it is a sawn off rifle of unknown calibration. I am confident that it
has greater stopping power than a handgun
. Personally, I am not
a shotgun fellow. I don 't own one. I seldom shoot them.
Thay have remarkable recoils adequately demonstrating Newton's
3rd Law of Motion. My taste runs to rifles or to handguns,
particularly short barreled revolvers. For self defense,
I favor a 2 inch .44 special revolver loaded with hollowpointed slugs
with W - I - D - E
cavities to put the brakes on within the target, in an
effort to avoid overpenetration, optimizing energy-dump within the target.
Release of that kinetic energy opens a greater diameter wound channel
(relative to .38 or to 9mm ammunition) radiating hydrostatic shock.
I advocate using the pelvic girdle as a point of aim.
Some criminals believe it is un-lucky to be shot in the large intestine.
(I don t know whether English criminals join in that point of vu.)
This revolver is in stainless steel mirror, and more reflective
in person than shown in the picture. That bodes well for an
effect at night. (That has been known to WORK
especially among a particular race that we shall not mention.)