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Red Cent
July 19, 2012, 01:24 PM
Tuner, do you know the firearm? 400 yards would require a tang sight, right?

http://karllippard.com/military/index.html

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HarcyPervin
July 19, 2012, 01:38 PM
interesting

Sam1911
July 19, 2012, 01:50 PM
Hmmm...interesting is one way to put it. Entertaining reading at least.

Red Cent
July 19, 2012, 01:55 PM
$3500.00 interesting.

HarcyPervin
July 19, 2012, 02:24 PM
they say theres a sucker born every minute.

part of me thinks that a 400 yd combat pistol is a silly answer to a question that nobody asked

FIVETWOSEVEN
July 19, 2012, 04:03 PM
And how effective would .45ACP be at 400 yards? I don't care what they say, pistols are not offensive weapons in war and it's silly to think that.

silicosys4
July 19, 2012, 04:45 PM
Load that thing with the latest boutique "tactical one-shot instant kill petals of death wonder plus pee pluss plusss lethal force defense ammo" and congratulate yourself on your newfound untouchable invincibility and sniper skills.

smalls
July 19, 2012, 11:57 PM
With open sights? I wouldn't even be able to see the target!

Texan Scott
July 20, 2012, 12:11 AM
Excellent ... mall ninjary at its finest.
silicosys4, a hollow point 'plus pee' is just GROSS.

JEB
July 20, 2012, 01:15 AM
Load that thing with the latest boutique "tactical one-shot instant kill petals of death wonder plus pee pluss plusss lethal force defense ammo" and congratulate yourself on your newfound untouchable invincibility and sniper skills.

HA HA!! that actually made me lol!

And how effective would .45ACP be at 400 yards?

"hey i think that guy just shot at me"...*ttttttTHUNK!* "dammit, that really stung!"

my guess would be something like that...

Auto426
July 20, 2012, 01:30 AM
I've seen this before, and it's no more believable this time around than the previous time.

Patrick Gookin
July 20, 2012, 01:35 AM
I accidentally shot my stapler with my cousin's Glock 22 in .40 cal from 200 yards. The ammo was Winchester white box FMJ and barely even dented the stapler. I'm sure it would have penetrated a softer target, but I thought a pistol would be more effective at 200 yards. The bullet did just enough damage so that I couldn't remove the piece to refill it with staples, so I threw it away. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it.

StrikeFire83
July 20, 2012, 01:51 AM
Pretty stupid. Kinda really pretty stupid.

Scimmia
July 20, 2012, 02:02 AM
A slow, heavy bullet like 45 acp will retain quite a bit of energy at 400 yards. Punching it into a ballistic calculator, a standard 230 ball load would lose about 200 fps, retaining almost 60% of it's energy. Of course, it's also going to drop 34 feet.

bannockburn
July 20, 2012, 01:54 PM
At last someone has been able to make a sniper-grade M1911!

I can hardly wait until the year 2100 when the highly classified A5 Pistol Model (also known as the Close Quarters Battle Machine Pistol), is slated for military use.

Vern Humphrey
July 20, 2012, 02:12 PM
Tuner, do you know the firearm? 400 yards would require a tang sight, right?
A tang sight is a sight mounted on the tang -- which is the metal fingers extending backward from the receiver into the wrist of the stock. A Winchester 94 has a tang. An M1911 doesn't.

But you are correct that the sights shown on the pistol are not adequate for such long range shooting. Unless someone like Ed McGivern or Elmer Keith is doing the shooting.

1911Tuner
July 20, 2012, 07:32 PM
First they turned it into a target pistol, and now they're tryin' to turn it into a mortar. I wonder when this silliness will end.

I'm speechless...and you can quote me.

1894
July 20, 2012, 07:35 PM
I thought a 400 yard pistol was called a rifle. I guess I have to start questioning what I read on the interwebs.

NWcityguy2
July 20, 2012, 07:47 PM
I must be getting old because I remember the days when people would refer to the H&K Mk23 as an "offensive weapon" because it was way too big to be practical also.

19-3Ben
July 20, 2012, 07:53 PM
So when is Hornady coming out with a "Leverevolution" type .45acp for this beast?

Magnumite
July 21, 2012, 11:49 PM
One of the most accurate long range handguns out there is a T/C Contender and it's siblings. And this guy claims his modifications with a ballistically less stable projectile can outshoot the T/C at 400 yards. All BS or he doesn't understand long range handgunning. Probably both.

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