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NEWS -- .223 REVOLVER

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Guntalk, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. Guntalk

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    Two minutes ago on my radio show, Taurus president, Bob Morrison, announced they will show a revolver chambered for the .223 at the SHOT Show next week.

    10-inch barrel. Five shots. Scope mounts.

    Whooee!
     
  2. .45FMJoe

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    Slick!

    Say what you want about Taurus, they make quality firearms, have a lifetime guarantee and they are not afraid to take risks with new firearms.
     
  3. Guntalk

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    Wow! Also a MAGNESIUM revolver. Light, but not expensive like titanium!
     
  4. .45FMJoe

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    MAGNESIUM! ;)



    :D
     
  5. Ohen Cepel

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    I do give them credit for trying new things. I think they have often pushed the other makers into getting off their butts!

    Don't think I need a .223 revolver, but I still am glad to see that they made it.
     
  6. .45FMJoe

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    Exactly my point. I really need to get off my butt and buy more of their products to support them. Although, my dad just bought a PT-99 on Friday. :) Seriously though, they are one of the "big names" who really push the envelope and take chances. They also actually appreciate their civilian consumer base. Granted, that is probably all they really have but still...
     
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    I'm curious how they're preventing cartridge setback binding up the cylinder, as has usually been the problem with high pressure bottleneck cartridges in revolvers.
     
  8. Guntalk

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    Bob also talked about the new OSS pistol (very nice) and a new line called the 800 series.

    Ooops. Gotta go. Theme music is playing.
     
  9. Outlaws

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    Is 10" enough to burn most of the powder?
     
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    Guntalk, please be so kind to tell Mr. Morrison that I love the new 4410. I purchased one with the 2.5" tube, blued--very fun weapon.

    I shot the dickens out of it again today (Sunday, December 31st) just because it is so fun to shoot.:)
     
  11. Guntalk

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    >> Is 10" enough to burn most of the powder<<

    Well, he did say that the muzzle flash is impressive!
     
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    What is it for ....? :confused:
     
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    Tall, to sell!:p :D
     
  14. Guntalk

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    Just to have fun. Kinda like the Winchester lever action .410 shotgun. Goofy, and a bunch of fun!

    We also are giving away youth NRA memberships on the show today. Just had a caller offer to pay for five of them! Getting youngsters to call in to ask for the membership and talk about shooting.
     
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    "a MAGNESIUM revolver"
    I seem to remember that magnesium filings burned pretty well... that would make for a VERY interesting YouTube video - a revolver catching itself on fire. :evil:
     
  16. Guntalk

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    If you want to listen in the last hour live, try www.kbnp.com

    For the hour with Bob Morrison, tune in XM radio channel 166 at 5:00pm today (Sunday), or listen to the archive of the show by clicking on LISTEN at www.guntalk.com.
     
  17. Manedwolf

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    :eek: :D :evil:

    I want.

    Seriously, it's a good idea for a SHTF post-disaster (like Katrina) thing. If you've got a .223 rifle, why not also have a revolver with the same round on your hip, common ammo supply?

    Legally, how are they getting around the fact that it's a handgun that fires AP rounds? Any surplus .223 is steel penetrator. Wouldn't ATF immediately point at this and call it a "cop killer"?
     
  18. garrett1955

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    Magnesium metal and alloys are highly flammable in their pure form when molten, as a powder, or in ribbon form. Burning or molten magnesium metal reacts violently with water. Magnesium powder is an explosive hazard. One should wear safety glasses while working with magnesium. The bright white light (including ultraviolet) produced by burning magnesium can damage the eyes. Water should not be used to extinguish magnesium fires, because it can actually feed the fire, according to the reaction



    Magnesium, in its purest form, can be compared to aluminium, and is strong and light, so it is used in several high volume part manufacturing applications, including automotive and truck components. Specialty, high-grade car wheels of magnesium alloy are called "mag wheels". In 1957 a Corvette SS, designed for racing, was constructed with magnesium body panels. Volkswagen has used magnesium in its engine components for many years. For a long time, Porsche used magnesium alloy for its engine blocks due to the weight advantage. There is renewed interest in magnesium engine blocks, as featured in the 2006 BMW 325i and 330i models. The BMW engine uses an aluminium alloy insert for the cylinder walls and cooling jackets surrounded by a high temperature magnesium alloy AJ62A



    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium



    Can a metallurgist or someone who knows... explain upon the use of magnesium in a firearm???
     
  19. NailGun

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    Can I get the Sarah Brady edition? :evil:

    If they didn't care much for the 5.7, they will really come unglued over this...:D :D :D

    Think I may take two....
     
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    Well that's nice, next thing we know there will be bills calling for a ban of 223 ammo because it can be chambered in repeating handguns. The weapons of choice of gangbangers.
     
  21. Guntalk

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    Ahem. There are already semi-auto pistols firing .223 ammo.

    Nothing new here other than that it's a revolver.
     
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    "Is 10" enough to burn most of the powder?"

    RRA manufactures both 7" and 10.5" barrels for their .223 pistols and uppers for SBR's, so I'd guess 10" is enough.
     
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    That will definitly be on my purchase list:D

    Although magnesium is an interesting choice of materials
     
  24. ArfinGreebly

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    Is 10" enough to burn most of the powder?

    Not even close.

    You get muzzle flash from an 18-inch barrel. You don't burn it all until out somewhere near 22 or 24 inches.

    For comparison, there's a review of the Ruger BLackhawk .30 Carbine single-action revolver either on Chuck Hawks or GunBlast.

    The description of the LOUD report and BRIGHT muzzle flash should give you a clue what to expect from the .223 round under similar circumstances.

    For a good approximation of the ballistics, go to Kel-tec's site and look at their diagram of the trajectory from the PLR-16 (.223 auto pistol).

    This I gotta see!
     
  25. Guntalk

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    Don't forget cylinder gap flash, too!!

    Whoooeeee!
     
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