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Ergonomic 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by johnmcl, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Hi all,

    Please take a look at this link:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,461928,00.html

    This manufacturer has designed what appears to be an ergonomically correct 9mm derringer. They are thinking of the elderly and the disabled as the potential customer base. Constitution Arms has had this device certified as a Class I medical device. What's that mean? It means Medicare can cover part of the cost.

    Right, wrong, or indifferent, one has to be impressed with the business and engineering creativity.
     
  2. Marcus L.

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    It's been done before. I don't remember the maker of it, but I've seen push dagger like pistol designs like that. Steven Seagal pulled out a pistol that looked just like it only it held about 8 rounds or so in the movie "Marked for Death".

    The only problem with that design is that recoil is going to be pretty uncomfortable....possibly even breaking a wrist on an older person. Muzzle flip is a natural motion for your body to absorb shooting recoil, and with a design like that its going to be directed right into your wrist. There's no way to shock absorb it and you're looking at bone on cartilage(or bone on bone) impacts.
     
  3. skeptiq

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    LOL, I was just going to post that article! Interesting anyway...
     
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    No offense, and with all due respect, but I wouldn't be caught dead in the same room with my Grandpa while he grasped a loaded gun. My Grandpa is a reckless old coot and I could easily see him going to the hospital after shooting his hand off with that contraption. :scrutiny: Hell, it scares me to death just knowing he's still driving. :eek:
     
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