Picatinny rail... just wondering...


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Corner Pocket
February 1, 2008, 10:35 PM
This may sound pretty wacky, but on the way back from the range today, a thought hit me. I wonder if anyone shooting one of these new "teflon guns" has ever hung some weight on the picatinny rail to experiment with lessening the recoil? Would the gun's "balance" go completely nuts by doing so? :eek: Heck, I think I'll try rigging up something like that to try on my Ruger P345 the next time I go shoot, just for kicks... Would this be something worthwhile? Whaddya think? :D

Corner Pocket

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Anonymous Coward
February 1, 2008, 10:58 PM
Would a flashlight be heavy enough?

RobertFBurnett
February 1, 2008, 10:59 PM
I just wonder who Mr./Mrs. Picatinny was, and what tac-light laser combo there was available in 1913? Or was it for scopes? And 1913, I wonder if its like the American system of year it entered service?

My guess would be the extra ballast could help recoil, but like you said could hurt balance and shot placement?

1911 guy
February 2, 2008, 08:52 AM
Mil-Std 1913, a numerical designation for standardization, has nothing to do with year of developement. Picatinny, named for the Picatinny Arsenal where it was developed.

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