Watched an old movie yesterday, Assassination
, with Charles Bronson starring as a Secret Service agent. He pulled out his ankle-holstered backup piece which was an over/under pistol with about a 4 inch barrel. He said it fired a .410 shotgun shell. That sure sounded like stopping power to me. I was instantly intrigued.
What would be the Hatcher Rating of that piece? Anyone know where can I find one ... or would it be classified as a sawed-off shotgun these days?
posted on 02/22/2003 8:46:15 PM PST
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over/under pistol with about a 4 inch barrel.****
Save your money and buy a real gun.
I have a derringer manufactured by American Derringer which fires 4-10/.45 Long rounds. It has a hell of a kick.
The American Derringer Co. makes a model like that. I think you can get the stack barrel with a 410 rd on top and a 45 Colt round on the bottom. But remember, it is something to be used at contact
range. Not much accuracy beyond say three feet. Pretty close! Also remember how much it will kick, especially with the Colt 45 load, and it has damn tiny grips by necessity. For it's rather small size, it will also be fairly heavy. I considered one of these myself (after seeing the same movie, lol) but took into account what I just mentioned to you, and decided not to specialize that much. Also remember it will be slow to reload and what happens if you have to shoot more than two rounds?
I'd like to know the Hatch ratings on the various prefrangible rounds such as the GLASER series or the MagSafe rounds, which I carry in my Glock (M27) 40 and M1911 series 45's. I also have them for my Beretta M92 9mm.
posted on 02/24/2004 9:16:57 PM PST
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