Medusa Good Or Novelty?


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Texasred
September 5, 2008, 01:02 PM
Anybody ever had one or still does? I've never seen one at a gun show or any store, let alone anybody who has one.

The idea sounds perfect for the range, or a backup to almost half the handguns out there!

Do they still make them? Hows accuracy, reliability...etc.?

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kle
September 5, 2008, 01:42 PM
I missed an opportunity to pick one up three times and I've been kicking myself ever since. A dealer at a show had a pair, 6" and 4", that I just didn't have the money for, and then that same dealer came back a year later with the same two that were purchased right before I showed up...and then I got scooped on a local FTF deal for a 4" one. Next one I see (if ever) I'm going to jump on.

No, Philips & Rogers doesn't make them anymore, and the deal with their trick-cylinder/extractor being worked into Colt wheelguns didn't pan out, either.

Man, it would've been nice to put practically any 9mm/.357/.355-ish round through the pipe. From what I understand, however, they're most accurate with .357 stuff (.357 Mag, .38 SPL). The main appeal for me was that it allowed me to use the cheaper 9mm ammo in a revolver--I could get "cheap ammo", though, if I got into reloading...

Here's an excellent writeup and analysis on it (and other semi-auto-rounds-in-a-revolver systems): http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/airborne_combat_engineer/2007/05/medusa_revolver.html

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