Monday, March 19, 2012

*twitch, twitch*

In a comment to the previous post, Gentle Reader Le Conteur posted a link to the following YouTube video:



Two words immediately come to mind after watching that video: Do. Want.

I have no idea why I would want a Siamese-twinned M1911 ... but I do.

Has anyone actually got to coon-finger one of these things yet?

Little bit of looking around and I found the web-site of Arsenal Firearms here.

Interesting little company. Should be fun to see what they come up with next.

LawDog

22 comments:

Parrothead Jeff said...

LawDog - I can imagine using that as the car gun, but done right it might be a decent barbecue gun, no?

If you like that, what do you think of this?

http://blog.robballen.com/2012/03/13/p5475-a-breakthrough-in-powerful-concealed-carry-a-saam.post

Yeah, I know the KelTec is a joke vs. the real 1911 product, but I thought it was pretty funny ;-)

Have a great day!

Sherm said...

My question about all these double barreled pistols is concerns timing. What happens if there is a hang fire or some other malady that prevents the barrels from firing simultaneously? The corollary, is just what is the margin of error for timing?

Zundfolge said...

That thing is the single dumbest thing that I've seen in ages.

But yeah, I still want one too :D

Dave H said...

No sale. It looks too much like something from anime for my taste. For that matter, so does the guy shooting it.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Sherm's comment... and THAT kind of failure would scare the hell outta me...

Johnnyreb™ said...

Frank James got to check one out ...

http://frankwjames.blogspot.com/2012/03/pistols-both-new-and-knock-offs.html

Chuck Dye said...

Seems a bit silly to me.

Now these, on the other hand...

http://www.bradshawgunandrifle.com/Farquharson_Double_Rifle_1B.php

DaddyBear said...

They may be at the NRA meeting next month. Maybe you can have a look at one there.

Anonymous said...

Not the two gun mojo:)

Anonymous said...

I want a saiga. *sigh* it's nice to want.

Ambulance Driver said...

A twin 1911 is just cool.

But a twin 1911 with full-length guide rods is a double blasphemy against JMB hisself. ;)

Jedi Knight Ivyan said...

coming to an action flick near you...

As for the gun, I think it's more sizzle than steak. Sending two bullets to the same general spot seems like a waste of one bullet. A wasted shot is a wasted shot, am I right? It looks intimidating as heck, but not very practical.

The Raving Prophet said...

Ah, so only one trigger works, then (according to Frank James' piece)?

One trigger pull = two bullets fired = ATF will call it a machine gun = it will never be available for general sale.

It looks like fun, sure, but barring a major change in federal law we won't get a chance to find out

Frank W. James said...

Actually, it's a pretty well made piece, but the silly thing is HEAVY, I mean as in H-E-A-V-Y, and the one I handled didn't even have the empty mags in it or 16 rounds of 230 gr. Hardball ammo.

As for the full length guide-rod, they also had a version with the regular GI guide rod and recoil spring.

The guy in the video is Nicola Bandini, the designer of this thing.

The whole thing is made in Italy, but there is some sort of Russian connection to this firm as well as they have 'miniatures' of the same gun for sale and the Russian guy is responsible for them...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

C. S. P. Schofield said...

Seems to me that anything that needs to be hit with side-by-side .45 bullets, you're probably better off hitting it with a shotgun slug. Of a bazooka.

Tim D said...

Their next project will probably be the Double Deagle.

-Tim D

Kristopher said...

What is you had to clear a simultaneous type 1 ( failure to feed ) and type 2 ( Failure to eject ) malfunctions?

Id like to see a video of a gun-monkey buggering that particular watermelon.

mikee said...

Are the barrels aligned to have a convergent point of impact at a given distance, like some old multi-gun 50 cals on fighter planes in WWII, or are they parallel?

Because, well, doubletap in one hole! OR maybe bullets hitting each other and then diverging?

Gopher said...

Would this be a good gun for Santa Claus?

Dedicated_Dad said...

LD:

Just wanted to let you know there's been a SUMDOOD sighting in Semi-rural VIRGINIA!

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2012/03/28/some-guy-alibi-fails-to-impress-cops/

Apparently the local gendarmes are unfamiliar with this criminal mastermind!

Anonymous said...

How does one field-strip that beastie?

Gabby Silver said...

Is it bad that I had the "Do want" response towards the guy the minute he opened his mouth?
It's probably just the lighting, but it seems to me that our standard hand guns don't put off that much smoke. So yeah, I'll take the gun if the guy comes with it.