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1,000 rounds, 10 minutes

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JackBurtonJr, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. JackBurtonJr

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    Via Dave Hardy...

    YouTube here. By the end the gun is so hot that the trigger is burning his finger. That the gun keeps going is a tribute to the 1911 design, and to Para USA's execution of it.

    Hat tip to reader David McCleary....
     
  2. scrat

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    that is friggen crazy
     
  3. VARifleman

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    That's wild.
     
  4. Picard

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    Pretty impressive.
     
  5. rocpyro

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    Waste.
     
  6. buenhec

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    I would like to see that done with lead bullets. I wonder it it would make it?
     
  7. gotime242

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    What was the point of that?
     
  8. rduckwor

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    A waste of ammunition
     
  9. JustAnotherPlinker

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    can I have the brass?
     
  10. Headless

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    I feel kinda embarassed for the guy even watching this.
     
  11. Mickstix

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    Was he trying to break a record of somekind? Seems they were a little ill prepared if so..
     
  12. Thernlund

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    No kidding. I'm not opposed to doing that. Might be fun. But I'm going to show up with 100 ten-round mags instead of just 15 or so and some buddies. And I'd wear some gloves.

    I think I could get it under 10 minutes.

    Then at the end I'd throw the thing in a bucket of ice water! :D


    -T.
     
  13. 71Commander

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    Todd Jarrett did this originally.
     
  14. Don Gwinn

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    Commander, that's who's in the Youtube link.

    There was no record prior to Jarrett/ParaUSA; they were establishing a new category.

    In a world where pistols are judged by how many trucks you can drive over them or whether you can bury them in sand and fire them with barrels plugged with dandelion stems, I don't think it's all that silly. Overload the pistol by doing what it's designed to do--A LOT--and see how it holds up.

    I will say I doubt there are many quality production pistols that would break during this test, but that's a good thing.
     
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    I didn't look at the link. I thought it was some guy just doing the same thing.:eek:

    I have four Para's and have had several more. One had over 100,000 rounds on it before I sold it. Only had to replace the barrel.:)

    I currently use a Para P189 LDA in Production in USPSA matches. I wouldn't travel across country if I thought my gun wouldn't perform when I got there. It goes bang each and every time I pull the trigger.
     
  16. gwnorth

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    I'd say marketing. "How much abuse can your pistol take and keep firing, ours took 1,000 rounds in continuous rapid fire..." - that kind of thing. Just like showing trucks hauling ridiculously heavy loads up steel ramps randomly dropped into the desert.

    Beretta has stuff on their web site like this too, how 12 M9s went 168,000 rounds without a malfunction, or how their slides last up to (and by implication, beyond) the US military's 35,000 round testing.
     
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    To me, this begs the question, how many guns out there could actually do this? Could a Glock or an M&P or Kimber? Which gun brands and models do you think could pull this off without serious damage or catastrophic failure?
     
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    I know my HK P7 couldn't do it, ha! Maybe 50 rounds at best before you can't hold the thing!
     
  19. 71Commander

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    A glock would melt.:neener:
     
  20. HisSoldier

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    Another question. Stainless steel, 300 series at least, does not tranfer heat as well (By a LONG shot!) as carbon steel. I know that handguns are commonly made of 17-4 or 416, but I'm wondering if you could do that with a SS gun?
    Also, I saw that the heat color on the barrel in part 3 was light brown (Straw), That shouldn't effect the longevity of the recoil spring, but getting closer to that failure mode. Steels lose strength as they get hotter too, I wonder at what temp one would expect to see blown barrels, or cookoffs!
     
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    That's impressive, for a 1911...
     
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    That's extremely impressive for a Para.
     
  23. Travis McGee

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    That's CRAZY!!
     
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    very very crazy.:what:
     
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    Actually, I'd expect any 1911 I own (8) to be able to do that, or come close. Why not? 1911's are solid. The design is the same as Jarett's.

    I can't imagine trying to hold onto a P7 after 300 rounds.
     
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