Sunday, March 11, 2012

Setting aside the sheer BLASPHEMY, this still looks really dumb.



Saw this at Endo's blog, which has more information.

I note that the video is extremely light on performance information, except that the guy with Niska's accent manages to empty a magazine without a jam. Once. Maybe that's indicative of the pistol's reliability. Points of impact? Not mentioned. Fact that you'd probably need about a 90" waistline to conceal it? Unimportant. Likelihood of going straight to pound-you-in-the-ass prison if you ever used it in a defensive shooting? Near certain.

I'm fascinated more by the fascination with multiple-barreled handguns than by the guns themselves. I once had opportunity to put a whole box of ammo through a COP .357, and what I most recall - though the list of reasons why I'd never want to own one arising from that session was lengthy - was that the four barrels all consistently shot to four separate points of impact. Consistently. We fired it off sandbags just to be sure. Kinda soured me on the whole concept.

But what the hell? Go for it. Lemme know how it works out for you. Fair warning: Their website sucks to an astonishing degree. Looks like somebody got so busy being artistic they neglected to add much in the way of information or navigability.

7 comments:

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Meh. The only use for a pistol is to fight your way to your rifle anyhow. This is rather "gimmicky"...

Carl-Bear said...

Ick.

OTH, once we get that drive belt on JMB, our energy problems are licked.

I hear the Keene Keystone Kops are ordering these for all their SWATties to go with the BearCat and their tacticool mugs

Anonymous said...

My dad had one of those COP derringers for a while. Best use for that was as a get the fuck off me gun. The trigger was most deplorable. Kicked like a mule on angel dust. He sold it. I think he paid about $200 for it back in the 80's. Don't know what he got for it.
I have seen a few recently in the $1000 range.

I sort of thought it was cool when he had it. Still wish he hadn't sold it. I always thought the old 1800s multi barrels were interesting and a modern version no matter how impractical it really is has a place in my collection right next to the Astra I can't find.

But that 1911 like thing.......errrrr....... no.


Buck.

Kevin Wilmeth said...

Wow. Just--wow.

I'm all kinds of about the "because I can" excuse, really. But--wow.

Perhaps it's intended to give aneurysms to the hoplophobes? Maybe there's some value there.

Paging Col. Cooper...paging Col. Cooper...the 2012 Waffenposselhaft award shoe-in has arrived.

MamaLiberty said...

Leaving aside the sheer silliness factor... if they really wanted to sell any of them they need to find someone else to demonstrate it. This guy's grip was so poor and loose that the recoil/muzzle flip almost took it out of his hands a few times. At best, he needs to lose the gloves.

Anonymous said...

it looks like it has two triggers.

If it had only one trigger, I am guessing that ATF might frown on it.....definition of a machine gun being "more that one shot per pull of the trigger."

Silly idea. it probably weighs a ton, is klunkier than Hell. Loading the mag must be interesting. If I want something that big, I'll go with my 44 Mag, thanks. More punch, more range, more accuracy, and no monkey motion when it fires.

It *does* look kinda kewl.

MamaLiberty said...

Anonymous... look at it again. It only has one slide... so, even if it has two triggers, how do you fire only one side? If only one side fires, the other round would eject... probably. Or slam fire maybe?

Somebody just didn't think this thing all the way through.

Think? Ah! That's what they missed.