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30 carbine pistols....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by chevy_dmax, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Who makes/made them and who has one. Pics please....

  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Revolvers? The only one I know of is Ruger who makes a version of the Blackhawk in .30 Carbine.

    I have one. I don't have a picture of it, but here's a link to an article with a photo: http://www.lasc.us/fryxellvarmintrevolver.htm
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  4. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  5. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    At one time, a company called Kimball also made a 30 Carbine pistol, but they gained areputation as being unsafe to fire after a couple of them came apart; they were essentially blowbacks, and the slides came off.
  6. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member


    Thanks, do you enjoy shooting it? How is the recoil on it? Is the recoil comparably to say a 44 mag or 357 mag?

  7. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply RC...

    What do you think makes them so loud compared to a 44 mag? In your opinion, couldn't we reload the large muzzle blast and crack out of it using a powder more suitable for short barrels?

  8. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oh, I can't say that I shoot it very often. It sure fits a weird niche. But it is a lot of fun when I do.

    It does have a little "blast" to it. Nothing to make you run home and cry, but it will probably be more noticeable than other handguns.

    Handgun recoil is so subjective that I don't know what to tell you there. "Minimal" would be my assessment, but I tend to think of recoil in terms of "Magnum" (300 gr. at 1200 fps or more), "Not Magnum" (pretty much everything else), and ".22"

    So it's a "not-magnum" level of recoil. I guess it would be a little like a hot 9mm or a .357.
  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Sure. It's a revolver. You can make up just about any load you might want for it.

    My Speer No.11 manual has a page of .30 Carb revolver loads -- not just the H110 or 2400 loads you usually use in the carbine.

    Trailboss and a lead .308 bullet would make a fun pinking load.
  10. Kendal Black

    Kendal Black Well-Known Member

  11. content

    content Well-Known Member

    Hello friends and neighbors // The main thing I notice is more consistant groupings past 25yards, not recoil.

    Just got one in 2009, great to carry when walking the woods with the M1 Carbine.

    7 1/2 inch and as accurate as you'd expect a Blackhawk to be.
    Compared to shooting .357mag ,recoil is close to my 6" S&W 586, , as far as barrel tilt, but a Blackhawk rolls so felt recoil is much less with the .30 carbine cal.

    They are loud with a bit of flame.
    Just adds to the fun.
  12. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. I'm not scared of the recoil, just curious. I like the flashy/noisy. As sam1911 said, it a niche.....kind of unique. I'm curious like a monkey with it right now.

    Anyone have a clue at what this round will do to forcing cone, flame erosion?

    Please keep pic's coming if you have them. You all are great.

  13. keyboard commando

    keyboard commando Well-Known Member

    Don't forget AMTs' stainless semi auto.
  14. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    I had a Ruger and clocked 110 grain military ball ammo from the 7.5" barrel and found it went 1400 FPS. I have loaded 110s in the 38 Special to that velocity. I was unimpressed and sold it. The 30C in a handgun can't get off its knees in terms of power. All it makes is a boat load of muzzle blast and noise.
  15. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'm mainly looking for revolvers right now.

  16. sgtdevildog

    sgtdevildog Well-Known Member

    US Firearms I think still makes a .30 carbine revolver SAA - expensive but seem to be quality.
  17. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    That sounds disappointing...

  18. waidmann

    waidmann Well-Known Member

    Armi Jaeger made a SAA clone in .30 Carbine.
  19. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

  20. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. This is why I read so much here. The information is invaluable. I think from what I have gathered here and other sources, that now I am thinking 30 carbine is a no go. Maybe .357 or .44 mag.


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