Feelin' frisky ? How bout firing a 50 bmg sidearm..


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bg
November 25, 2005, 03:46 PM
Jeeez. I just don't know about this thing. I guess I'd try it, but I want
someone else to go first..>
http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/thunder50bmg-3.jpg
http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/thunder50bmg-1.jpg

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HonorsDaddy
November 25, 2005, 03:48 PM
Jeeez. I just don't know about this thing. I guess I'd try it, but I want
someone else to go first..>
http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/thunder50bmg-3.jpg
Oh man - that would almost be worth the sprained/broken wrist...

Biker
November 25, 2005, 03:50 PM
Nope. Uh-uuhhhh...not even. Call me a poozle, but I ain't gonna do it.
Biker

HonorsDaddy
November 25, 2005, 03:52 PM
Nope. Uh-uuhhhh...not even. Call me a poozle, but I ain't gonna do it.
Biker
Hey - i said ALMOST....

It would be fun to watch some other poor sucker give it a try though...

Sindawe
November 25, 2005, 04:03 PM
Gives new meaning to the term "Hand Cannon"! :D :D :D

Sheldon J
November 25, 2005, 04:09 PM
I draw the line at the SW500 unless, and that thing weighs at least 20 lbs the recoil will likely be killer.:uhoh:

Zonamo
November 25, 2005, 04:19 PM
Looks like you answered the question on this thread:

If you had only one shot to defend yourself and had to choose between these calibers
(http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=150101):evil:

Strings
November 25, 2005, 05:24 PM
would give whole new meanings to your confrontation with an intruder: "Don't make me shoot you son. Seriously, do NOT make me pull this trigger!" ;)

TMM
November 25, 2005, 06:22 PM
imagine the fireball made by that thing... especially in the night!

~TMM

ewb45acp
November 25, 2005, 06:27 PM
Imagine the bruise on your forehead

ziadel
November 25, 2005, 06:34 PM
I dont think that thing would be a wrist breaker...


isn't .50bmg powder really slow burning?

so wouldnt only a fraction of the powder have a chance to burn before the bullet exited the barrel?


flamethrower, yes, wrist breaker, I have my doubts.

SLCDave
November 25, 2005, 06:34 PM
You'd better hope he's crawling in the doggy door, because you need a lot of badguy between the entrance and exit points to slow that bullet down.

Jubei
November 25, 2005, 06:35 PM
Do you think they make holsters for that thing? Maybe a nice IWB for concealment. I can see that as a very effective BUG.

Of course I've never been considered the deepest end of my families gene pool either.

Jubei

nfl1990
November 25, 2005, 07:25 PM
I knew someone, somewhere would do something like this eventually.
CA, NJ, NYC, & MA should have a ban on it pretty soon.

kid_couteau
November 25, 2005, 07:32 PM
I could make a holster for that boomer

Picture it

Vertical shoulder carry

1 1/4" wide shoulder straps

Strip of horizontal loops on opposite side to hold ammo and counter balance

Oh yeah its alllllllll good

See ya
Kid Couteau

Preacherman
November 25, 2005, 07:43 PM
I'd like to see the tactical reload... :uhoh:

bg
November 25, 2005, 07:58 PM
We are not the only ones looking at this weapon...> :what:
http://talks.guns.ru/forummessage/4/1234.html

MDG1976
November 25, 2005, 08:01 PM
That is insane! Anyone got any video?

f4t9r
November 25, 2005, 10:17 PM
Thats fun to watch somebody else shoot

Norton
November 25, 2005, 10:22 PM
Paging P95Carry.......paging P95 :D

That makes Chris's handcannons look like peashooters :neener:

AJ Dual
November 25, 2005, 10:29 PM
If you notice underneath the barrel, is a small piston. It looks as though it's got a hydraulic or pneumatic shock absorber, like a mini-howitzer.

It's obviously a "just because" weapon. Who was that .50 BMG kit maker who got busted, Maddi-Griffin? He had cut his single shot rifle down to a pistol almost a decade ago IIRC, there was even a picture of a young girl firing it.

Between the wasted powder and large muzzel break, it wasn't probably that punishing. Within a yard, the burning powder will probably do more damage than the .50 BMG slug itself.

Now, a really lightweight (comparitively speaking to milspec ball) .50 hollowpoint with a faster burning powder, assuming the action can handle it...

XLMiguel
November 25, 2005, 11:09 PM
That thing sorta reminds me of the old sayings, "For every sailor, there's a boat," and "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

Though technically 'interesting' (and maybe a bunch of fun, maybe -:rolleyes: ), in the course of lugging that thing around, you could have had a useful rifle.

jsalcedo
November 25, 2005, 11:19 PM
Maybe we can get those UAE guys at accurate reloading to try it out and
post the videos :evil: :evil:

Ryder
November 25, 2005, 11:50 PM
I wouldn't even watch somebody else shoot that. I saw a guy's elbow crack his ribs due to recoil. Nothing joyful there.

Parruthead
November 25, 2005, 11:54 PM
Yeah I've seen pics of this thing being shot my dealer saw the maker at the Shot Show in 04 I think the pictures of it firing has about a 6 foot muzzle flash.!! :what:

Rupestris
November 26, 2005, 12:26 AM
Imagine the bruise on your forehead

Thats why I'd like a revolver chamberd in .50BMG.

If you're gonna wear a mark on your forhead it should be identifiable as a hammer.:D

Moparmike
November 26, 2005, 03:49 AM
I wonder if they make a stock-adapter for it, like a broomhandle Mauser...




Think we could convince Glaser to make a slug for it?:evil:

Strings
November 26, 2005, 03:54 AM
Heh... I wanna see one of the "Thunderwear" proponents try it!

Matthew748
November 26, 2005, 07:19 AM
I would shoot it, if I could pull the trigger with a 20ft length of twine.

Razor
November 26, 2005, 07:26 AM
It's obviously a "just because" weapon. Who was that .50 BMG kit maker who got busted, Maddi-Griffin? He had cut his single shot rifle down to a pistol almost a decade ago IIRC, there was even a picture of a young girl firing it.


I was going to post about that pic of the young girl, but couldn't remember who the manufacturer was. The girl was 11-13yrs old, IIRC. And the article said she handled it okay. Yeah that was in the mid-90s or so.

jsalcedo
November 26, 2005, 07:51 AM
I wonder if they make a stock-adapter for it, like a broomhandle Mauser...

You mean for the wussies? :neener:

Sleeping Dog
November 26, 2005, 09:11 AM
isn't .50bmg powder really slow burning?
so wouldnt only a fraction of the powder have a chance to burn before the bullet exited the barrel?
Yeah, there'd be a lot of wasted energy in a standard milsurp round. Just pull it apart, put the powder in the garden, and reload with about a quarter pound of Bullseye. It'll be a big improvement.

Regards.

LynnMassGuy
November 26, 2005, 11:10 AM
I'd try it if I loaded the cartridge.

C-grunt
November 26, 2005, 02:04 PM
Ill try it!!!
I got full coverage medical insurance and the finest Army docto.......nevermind

Twycross
November 26, 2005, 04:09 PM
I'd shoot it, just to say that I did.

Although I do think the Maadi-Griffin pistol wins on the cool factor.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=31827&d=1133035757

Stickjockey
November 26, 2005, 04:44 PM
I'd like to see the tactical reload...

Here ya go, Pete-

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h44000/h44872.jpg

ctdonath
November 26, 2005, 05:06 PM
Thats why I'd like a revolver chamberd in .50BMG.http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=1144304

jsalcedo
November 26, 2005, 05:07 PM
Those are in .600 nitro express

LynnMassGuy
November 26, 2005, 07:33 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Biker
November 26, 2005, 07:37 PM
My God...Just when ya thought that it couldn't get any crazier. I think that I could conceal my old M79 easier than I could that thing.
Biker

Cacique500
November 26, 2005, 07:50 PM
Thats fun to watch somebody else shoot

+100 :what:

So would this be a good round for a beginning shooter? :evil:

Twycross
November 27, 2005, 02:27 AM
Only if you are giving lessons to the guy who ran over your dog last week. :D :evil:

Strings
November 27, 2005, 04:40 AM
Well, ya have to admit: it would shut up the punks at IPSC that are always talkin' smack about how ya should shoot a "man's caliber"...

epijunkie67
November 27, 2005, 09:07 AM
"I know what you're thinking. Did he fire 6 shots or only 5? Well to tell you the trut, in all ths excitment I kinda forgot myself. Of course this is the Thunder 50BMG, the most powerful handgun in the world. It would blow your head clean off. So the question you gotta ask yourself is, do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

rustymaggot
November 27, 2005, 09:32 AM
lets hope that wheelgun doesnt shave! the shaved bit would look like a chinese throwing star when it flew out and stuck in the neck of the guy next to you.

seriously, the six-shooter is a joke right? that doesnt actually exist does it?

far as the single shot one, id shoot it. anyone have one the want to let me shoot?

50 Shooter
November 27, 2005, 01:29 PM
AJ was the one that nailed it, the company made it to show off their recoil reducer. That's what's riding under the pistol, they figured they would show it off by making this pistol.

If it ever goes into production (let's hope not) ALL .50 BMG surplus will be banned.

7.62x54r
November 27, 2005, 01:52 PM
What is the use for such a hand cannon.:cuss:

50 Shooter
November 27, 2005, 02:02 PM
It has nothing to do with USE, this is America. If someone wants to own something like that, they're free to do so.










Well.....Almost.:rolleyes:

Sinsaba
November 27, 2005, 04:38 PM
I'm not much of one for revolvers but... I'd love to have one of those. A friend of mine at the range is always showing up/off with his .500 smith. I'll bet that would shut him up... I'd even let him fire the first round!

Could I have one in a semiauto?

tg_26101
November 27, 2005, 05:30 PM
possible video link???

http://www.compfused.com/directlink/1011/

lycanthrope
November 27, 2005, 07:30 PM
I don't think it would be bad. I shot a 45-70 3" revolver and it was almost boring. The barrel just wasn't long enough for a rifle round.

Strings
November 27, 2005, 07:32 PM
tg: that's a .600 Nitro Express Thompson Encore. The owner (not the man in the vid) fired one light load, almost smacked his head, and has stated he won't fire it again himself unless someone puts money up first...

Darth Muffin
November 27, 2005, 09:22 PM
What is the use for such a hand cannon.:cuss:

Take your pick...

a) Good for tweaking liberals.
b) Good for shutting up macho friends.
c) Good for shooting anything you damn well want, it sure ain't getting up again.
d) Good for making it now illegal to manufacture AP ammo in .50 cal :(

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