I did some searches and couldn't come up with any handguns that fire rifle ammo other than the .22. Rifles that fire handgun rounds are popular but not the other way around. Are there any out there? If not, why?
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i think i might have to have a contender! there is one at the local shop and if it is still there next mondy it will be mine... it will be my 21 b day present and it has a 10in 223 barrel and a 14 in match 22 lr barrel... i hope its there next monday
March 24, 2009, 12:02 AM
AutoMag pistols, Biggest F-ing Revolvers from Magnum Research, SW 460/500, Thompson Contender.
March 24, 2009, 02:55 AM
You can add the .17 Magnum and .22 Hornet to the list too.
Magnum Research BFR
You can get it in 30-30 and 45/70 IIRC.
As said above Magnum Research's BFR revolvers shoot "rifle" calibers. I don't think the 444 Marlin, 450 Marlin or .50 AE were mentioned while the 45/70 and 30-30 were.
March 24, 2009, 04:46 AM
Cool. That's a lot more than I thought. The Thompsons look nice.
Don't forget the bolt action single shots. Remington had the XP-100 (or was it XR-100?) which is long discontinued. Weatherby also has their CFP (Compact Firing Platform) pistol.
I think i'd rather go with the T/C Encore/Contender platform for the long list of available calibers and easy switch design.