Skip to comments.8 Most Impractical Handguns in History
Posted on 05/10/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Practicality may not be something shooters think about all the time; if that was the case, .50-cal rifles would be a lot less popular on the civilian market . However, while we may look at some guns and think, Now why would anyone need THAT? chances are the Herculean handgun that looks like it was hauled in by a flatbed trailer doesnt hold a candle to some of the most impractical handguns in history. Whether they were too costly to make or just plain ineffective, here are eight of the most impractical handguns in history.
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I think the strategy for using that gun would be to simply hand it to your attacker. He might miss you, but he would certainly destroy himself with the recoil.
I don’t know why that 20 round revolver is in the list, or the Le Mat. Both of them are useful.
Ever try an AMT Hardballer?
"Made by the French (of course it was)...almost every facet of this weapon seems utterly useless."
Much like the French, actually.
Of all the items in this roundup, I’d have to say the LeMatt’s probably not one I would have chosen. It’s not to say there’s not some really bad design in the system...
From personal experience, the gun fowled something awful rather easily - getting through all nine shots in the cylinder was something of a miracle with the amount of fowling that would gather on the central pin. The loading lever was weak and poorly designed, and the central smoothbore is better suited as a deadman cylinder than anything else.
I personally shot a patched roundball from the ‘shotgun’ more often than not. And could not ever imagine trying to ride and not have the ‘shotgun’ load dislodge.
But all in all, the other seven are real stinkers, whereas the LeMatt can actually hit a target.
I have one. I guess buying it just seemed like the thing to do at the time. Never carried it.
GYROJET. I fired two rounds in 1966 from a Gyrojet pistol when Bob Mainhardt and Art Biehl came to an Army Post to test their weapon. No recoil, a slight warm breathe on your hand from the jet, fair accuracy. Really nice guys.
An idea before its time. Too bad.
"The .88 Magnum...it shoots through schools."
That’s the Polish copy of the Russian Nagant. Apparently the blueprints were folded in the mail.
Anybody who does not want their LeMat can sell it to me.
I’ll Pony up $250 to take it off your hands.
Ever try an AMT Hardballer?
***I have one. I guess buying it just seemed like the thing to do at the time. Never carried it. ****
I’ve had two. The first was a jammer. The second worked perfectly. I still have it.
why is the old lady making the devil horns sign?
“hey dawg I heard you like guns, so I put a gun on your gun”
Never saw that movie. But that was one of the pistols on the table. Thanks. (I’ll ask Mrs TaMoDee to look for a CD copy on the net.)
Yeah. A friend had a new one that he had never really fired. We took it out to start breaking it in. It didn't feed well at all.
After 40+ years, one would think that its time might have come by now. :=)
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