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The Backpack Cannon: Smith & Wesson unveil their new monster revolver..
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2014 | Luke Garratt

Posted on 01/21/2014 8:14:57 AM PST by C19fan

Gun Manufacturers Smith & Wesson have unleashed their newest revolver: a monster .460 calibre handgun which they say is 'great for a back-up gun, or for hunting'. Named the 'Backpack Cannon', the gun was unveiled in Las Vegas on Monday at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade show, the largest gun show in the U.S., which around 60,000 gun fans attend every year. The cannon features a three-inch barrel, high visibility sights and synthetic shock absorber on the rear of the handle, as well as a massive chamber to fit the gigantic .460 calibre rounds, which are some of the biggest and most powerful bullets in the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: backupgun; banglist; revolver; smith; wesson
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Another wrist breaker like the S&W 500.
1 posted on 01/21/2014 8:14:57 AM PST by C19fan
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To: sauropod

home


2 posted on 01/21/2014 8:17:58 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: C19fan

That’s the backup gun? Where the real iron, the back of the truck?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 8:18:59 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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Needs a longer barrel.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 8:19:27 AM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Still Thinking

In the turret on the roof ...


5 posted on 01/21/2014 8:20:15 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: C19fan

You can shoot .45 LC and .454 Casull also, so you don’t have to break your wrist. ;)


6 posted on 01/21/2014 8:20:51 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: C19fan

kills dinner and tenderizes it at the same time.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 8:21:33 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: C19fan

It will shoot .45 Long Colt for practice without breaking your wrist.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 8:22:49 AM PST by FXRP
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To: MHGinTN

Lolz, no doubt! ;)


9 posted on 01/21/2014 8:24:22 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: C19fan
some of the biggest and most powerful bullets in the world.

Sigh.

10 posted on 01/21/2014 8:26:03 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Errant

So if you can fire .45LC, does that mean you can also shoot .410?


11 posted on 01/21/2014 8:26:44 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I believe the cylinder is too short for the .410.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 8:27:52 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: C19fan
The company was the first to create the 'lever action pistol' which meant that a shooter would not have to pull the hammer back to fire one shot after the other.

Say what?

13 posted on 01/21/2014 8:28:50 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: C19fan

My guess it will shoot .410 shotgun shells too.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 8:28:51 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: C19fan

This thread is useless without pictures!


15 posted on 01/21/2014 8:30:30 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: C19fan
Clint Eastwood in the 1973 film 'Dirty Harry', brandishing his infamous Smith & Wesson .375 calibre hand gun

They heard the clue phone ring but did not pick it up.

16 posted on 01/21/2014 8:30:43 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Alex Murphy

17 posted on 01/21/2014 8:31:34 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Just dang ping


18 posted on 01/21/2014 8:33:52 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: C19fan

The bed wetting Brit that penned this screed is definitely not qualified to write about firearms.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 8:34:03 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Rio

20 posted on 01/21/2014 8:35:16 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Sherman Logan
Sigh.

LOL, I know - that was a head-shaker. So much power in those bullets!
21 posted on 01/21/2014 8:35:44 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: C19fan

Yeah, you know, a “backup gun” in case your M155 breaks down.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 8:36:06 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: C19fan
The Backpack Cannon comes with a shock absorbing handle, making it easier to fire repeatedly.

Suuuuure ....

23 posted on 01/21/2014 8:37:05 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: C19fan
I especially enjoyed the caption to the Dirty Harry photo.

Clint Eastwood in the 1973 film 'Dirty Harry', brandishing his infamous Smith & Wesson .375 calibre hand gun.

24 posted on 01/21/2014 8:37:12 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Alex Murphy
This thread is useless without pictures!

Here's one of my favorite gun pics.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 8:37:27 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: RightGeek
Reminds me of the toon gun from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"


26 posted on 01/21/2014 8:37:57 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: andyk

It would be interesting to go thru this piece and log all the inaccuracies.

But not interesting enough for me to do it.


27 posted on 01/21/2014 8:38:55 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: C19fan

They already make a great backpack cannon, the 329, a 24.5 oz Scandium 4” 44 magnum. Perfect. Can easily shoot 6 rounds...’cause that’s all you’ll get to shoot.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 8:41:01 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: FXRP

45 Long Colt.
I am looking for a 45 Short Colt


29 posted on 01/21/2014 8:47:35 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: mountn man

“It must be jam, ‘cause jelly don’t shake like that.”


30 posted on 01/21/2014 8:48:00 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: dirtboy

Had a guy light off one of the 4” S&W 500’s next to me at an indoor range. My nads about fell into my socks.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 8:50:53 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Rio

Yes, you are right.
That short barrel is wasting alot of energy. Another couple inches would give it several hundred more pounds of energy. I’ll bet that thing shoots out a flame three feet. Thats very cool to watch but the flame is all wasted energy.
I am sure S&W has a longer barrel in the works, just waiting on marketing to release it.


32 posted on 01/21/2014 8:57:07 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: mountn man

Nice recoil.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 8:58:15 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: FXRP

“”””It will shoot .45 Long Colt for practice without breaking your wrist.””””

...or your walet. Thats why I target shoot 38special out of .357. Its alot cheaper.


34 posted on 01/21/2014 8:58:27 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Errant

If you wanna shoot .410 get a Taurus Judge.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: RightGeek

My hand hurts just looking at that. Recoil must be huge.


36 posted on 01/21/2014 9:00:40 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: C19fan

Guess Clint Eastwood will have to do a new set of movies with this new cannon since the 44 is no longer the big cannon on the block!!!


37 posted on 01/21/2014 9:03:51 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: mountn man

“Oh, baby, I felt the earth move! Was it good for you, too?”


38 posted on 01/21/2014 9:08:57 AM PST by jstaff
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To: C19fan

I thought the 500 was outrageous. LOL!


39 posted on 01/21/2014 9:14:47 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: envisio; FXRP

>> Thats why I target shoot 38special out of .357. Its alot cheaper <<

Amen. And the .38sp ammo puts much less stress on the frame, meaning your .357 will probably last longer than it might if you always were using full-strength rounds.


40 posted on 01/21/2014 9:27:58 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: RightGeek
SCTV Harry Filth

"It's big, Cal - but not big enough...."

41 posted on 01/21/2014 9:34:44 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: envisio
If you wanna shoot .410 get a Taurus Judge.

When did I say that????

42 posted on 01/21/2014 9:37:47 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe he moonlights as a California democrat politician.


43 posted on 01/21/2014 9:52:09 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: C19fan
LTOS exercises her 2A Rights!


44 posted on 01/21/2014 10:15:14 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Tupelo

That would be the .45 Schofield. Slightly shorter than the .45LC and the reason the Cavalry went with the Colt instead of the S&W Schofield. The Colt fired both cartridges but the .45LC was too long for the S&W cylinder. There were some instances of troopers being issued Schofields and .45LC ammo. The S&W was the better gun, but with so much .45LC ammunition already on hand the Army stuck with the Colt Single Action Army.


45 posted on 01/21/2014 10:18:53 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: mountn man

Dang, that gun dun pult her shirt plum off.


46 posted on 01/21/2014 12:02:16 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: left that other site

Can ya get a holster fer that?


47 posted on 01/21/2014 1:24:37 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RightGeek
Clint Eastwood in the 1973 film 'Dirty Harry', brandishing his infamous Smith & Wesson .375 calibre hand gun
Clue needed? Hardly, the actor describes the sidearm in his scripted remarks. "But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world ..." Dirty Harry quotes - IMDB
48 posted on 01/21/2014 1:28:19 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: mountn man

Nothing better than a gun shooting woman.........


49 posted on 01/21/2014 1:37:11 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: mountn man

That is simply a mesmerizing gif!


50 posted on 01/21/2014 2:30:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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