Check Out My New .38 Special!

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  1. RugerRon

    RugerRon Member

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    Anyone want to guess what this is and how it's used?
     

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    Neat! It looks similar to my old Stinger .22 pen gun. I do have a question. It doesn't appear to fold into the shape of a gun, that would make yours an AOW, correct?
     
  3. BCCL

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    My guess is that is stands a fair chance of being used as evidence in court..... :)
     
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    Nifty neat-o! :cool:

    My guess is that firing a shot is followed by the phrase, "Ow!!! Holy crap! Sonovabeesh!!!" :D


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  5. Dan Forrester

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    It's a power head made by Bud's Bangsticks in Ft. Pierce Florida.
     
  6. RugerRon

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    This is called a powerhead. It fastens to the tip of the spearshaft on a speargun. It chambers a single .38 special round that has been sealed with nail polish at the rim and primer. It's used to shoot sharks that get a little too frisky. It’s actually made of two pieces that screw together. The front piece chambers the round, and the back piece contains a firing pin. The hair-pin you see is the safety. Once you pull the pin out there is some play between the two pieces and the force of impact slams the firing pin into the primer. The expansion of gas actually does more damage than the slug.

    A speared fish is pretty much a dinner bell to sharks. Sharks show up almost every time we spearfish, but they rarely get too close for comfort. My dive buddy shot an overly aggressive bull shark with one chambered in .223 cal and it blew a soft ball sized chunk out of it, stopping it cold. A gunshot that you aren't expecting underwater will startle the beejeezus out of you!
     
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    BCCL- sharks can't afford lawyers. :)

    Dark Tranquility- Good call! It didn't come from Bud's, but it's the same thing that Bud's sells.
     
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    I have heard they also come in .357, and 12 ga. Slap one of those puppies on your walking stick. Oh well probably just trouble.
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  9. RugerRon

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    If you find a good machinist you can get it in any caliber you like. If you put it on a stick/rod/walking cane it then becomes a bangstick. Some people call them push-guns. Those are illegal in many states.
     
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    ^^^:eek:
    Seriously, in 12 ga!!!!

    Sounds like one of those," hold my beer and watch this" disasters that will end up on You tube.

    OP nice toy -be careful.
     
  11. RugerRon

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    Here it is apart. Super simple device really. Sure is nice to have when you're +/- 100ft and Jaws gets testy :eek:
     

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    If you ever do shoot a shark with it be sure to post pics!!!!
     
  13. RugerRon

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    Ha, that all depends on how DEAD it is! A little remnant nerve action could take your hand off in 1/2 a second!

    The Bull that my partner shot on an offshore oil-rig about 60 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico bucked like a bronco for awhile then sank into the abyss. It was pushing 8-9 ft in length. I ain't grabbin' hold of that, Thank you! :)
     
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    They get them free, same union :)
     
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