March 03, 2006

I'm Not Really a Size Whore,

but this is impressive.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 3, 2006 11:25 AM | TrackBack

You are a cutie. :)

Posted by: Sissy Willis at March 3, 2006 12:06 PM

Don't tell Feinstein

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at March 3, 2006 12:08 PM

Paging Michael Moore... Paging Michael Moore...

Posted by: John at March 3, 2006 12:43 PM

I didn't know they came that BIG!... and LONG! (It’s big enough to do an elephant! Not that anyone would want to… poor things)

Where can I get one?

Posted by: Yolanda at March 3, 2006 12:48 PM

Yolanda: look here

Way back in the day, I read "God is My Copilot" by Col. Robert Scott, an account of flying with Chenault and the American Volunteer Group in China. One episode related was the recovery of a pilot who'd gone down in a rather remote area. The pilot reported that the locals firearms where of a larger bore than the .50 calibre guns on his plane.

Not terribly surprising, tho. A 10 gauge shotgun has a .775" bore.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 3, 2006 03:43 PM

10-gauge! My shoulder would never recover, I'm afraid. 12 is plenty.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 3, 2006 03:45 PM

Yes, the biggest surprise to me was that you can actually buy one, for the low low price of only $8500 plus a case of Bud. Now THEre's a DEAL!

I suppose something like this could come in *real handy* when you get charged by a wild pig!

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 3, 2006 10:00 PM

I'd like to see this kid pull that gun out of his britches!

Clowns in a VW, indeed!

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 3, 2006 10:03 PM

In the useless information category, the largest shotgun I heard of still in manufacture is the Soviet KS-23, with a 23-mm bore making it approx. 6-gauge. It's a military weapon, sometimes carried by SPETsNAZ forces and can fire a number of projectiles including tear gas cannisters, rubber bullets, buckshot, and anti-vehicular rounds. It can also be used as a grenade launcher. Oddly enough, the weapon has a pistol grip, instead of a stock. I heard a story where a visitor, allowed to fire the weapon, knocked out some front teeth with his first shot. After persuading(taunting) him to try again, he broke his jaw with the second. I think that's a step forward for the Ruskies--accepting responsibility for your own actions! The punishment is built into the weapon!

In the past, there were 2, 2.5, 3 and 4 gauge shotguns, called punt guns because they were mounted to boats called, oddly enough, punts. You can still find some of these around--and the shells... We're talking rough 2" diameter bores here.

Posted by: Darrell at March 3, 2006 10:23 PM

I saw a video a short while back that featured a fully automatic 12 ga gun (5 rds/sec) that could fire, among other things, small grenade rounds.


Posted by: Desert Cat at March 4, 2006 12:00 AM

Thanks for the link Darth!
I wish I had $8500 to blow, but alas... Student loans take priority.
"The pilot reported that the locals firearms where of a larger bore than the .50 calibre guns on his plane"
Yeah but, please correct me if I'm wrong (i don't know much about guns)... couldn't a flintlock have a larger bore than a .50 calibre gun? I'm positive that pilot's guns were more acurate and reliable than those of the locals. As you said... Not terribly surprising.

Posted by: Yolanda at March 4, 2006 08:42 AM

Good heavens. I can't say from personal observation whether that would Finnish off a tank, but it sure would Finnish off a quail.

Posted by: McGehee at March 4, 2006 09:45 AM

Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting tewwowists!

Posted by: John at March 4, 2006 10:04 PM

I hope that quail isn't supposed to be dinner.

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