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IZHMECH MP-412 Rex

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Footcheese, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. Footcheese

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    I'm a revolver fan in his late 20s so naturally when I fired up the latest Battlefield game (Battlefield: Bad Company) I was surprised to see the sniper class, while playing as Middle East Coalition, has a rather interesting looking top-break revolver as a sidearm. Makes perfect sense that a sniper would need a side arm with a little extra fire power but what the heck was it? Well after digging around on the world.guns.ru site I was happy to find it, the IZHMECH MP-412 Rex! It not only is a top-break design but apparently the frame is made of polymer. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen but it certainly looks cool.

    http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg49-e.htm
     
  2. RecoilRob

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    The polymer grip only surrounds a steel subframe which does all the work. The Russians don't usually make guns that are frail...and I doubt that this one would be anything but a tank.

    I've got 4 IZH rifles and pistols and they all work very well.

    And Welcome to THR!
     
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    That's just freakin' kool looking. Now if I could only get one in rimfire please. :D

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  4. Footcheese

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    Thanks for the welcome. I've been a lurker for some time now.

    The gun looks like something out of Demolition Man or The Fifth Element. I guess it's unique looks are what makes it a good option for a video game. I think I'd definitely buy one if it were sold here.

    I wonder how the barrel / underlug is structured under all of that?
     
  5. Otony

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    Footcheese,

    The polymer portion is what you see behind and below the cylinder. The rest is steel.

    +1 to the idea of seeing one of these in .22LR. I can easily envision a 7 to 10 shot version that could take the place of the sadly departed H&R 999 Sportsman.

    Light weight, easy to manufacture, I am surprised no one is doing it already.
     
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    And in an emergency you could use the gun as a hammer, jack handle, boat anchor, or channel dredge!:)
     
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    And even then, under the polymer is a steel frame so strength really isn't an issue there. Yuppers, 22lr with a 22mag cylinder on the side...that's what daddy needs.

    Noidster
     
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    uh, I think it's fine the way it is. 357 mag in a top break, polymer/steel, easily carried package? yes, please.

    22? what the heck for?
     
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    Too bad it's not imported.
     
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    Because shooting .22 is fun, and besides...why not?

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    DOH!!!
     
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    I've run across a description of this before. I really like it, but I think any "futuristic" looking revolver is really neat. Plus being a top break makes it unique. I really wish this was being imported.
     
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