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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

www.wimp.com/fastestgunman/

This guy is a bit cocky. I think blanks must shot a pattern wider than a sawed-off shotgun.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Good ole Bob Munden passed away last Dec and saw one his shows back in the 70's.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

He IS pretty fast.
If you can do it, I guess you can brag it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Has anyone shot blanks before to know how wide a pattern they produce?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

I don't know what he is using for blanks but all the blanks I have fired had a single card wad over the powder charge and the wad never goes where you point the gun - it flies off in a spiral sometimes at 90 degrees to where the gun is pointed. If he uses black powder then he could be hitting the ballon with burning powder grains but even that would be "iffy".

I have made and fired shot cartridges in my four and six inch revolvers and with 148 grains of #9 shot they pattern at about one inch per foot of range. I used a paper shot cup crimped over the shot, over-powder card on top of a small charge of HP-38 (I have it in my records but they are in my son's garage until I get mine built)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Slim, sounds like a good reason for a range trip...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Slim, sounds like a good reason for a range trip...

LOL! I've been working on a six8 terminal performance test and still have a few more range trips to go before I'm complete. Not sure I want to play with black powder.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Thats crazy fast... but IMO this is more impressive overall:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLk1v5bSFPw


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Be interesting to see the results on the target from Jerry's 12 shots...but then again, maybe there's no need...it is Jerry Miculek, the most amazing revolver shooter of current times.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Trick shooters often had shot rounds I believe, at 10 yrds lead #dust would do a balloon.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

When you load your round with only rather coarse blackpowder, you'd be amazed how far these thiny parts of BP will hurt. I expect they'll kill a balloon on such a distance.
Just wondering: why does he take balloons and not put a hole in a normal target?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: When is a revolver faster than a pistol? Reply with quote

Balloons are the "target" for Quick Draw competition as far as I know. I had a look at another You Tube video of him and he was shooting tin cans and a target the same way. At 10 yards he put about 10 single shots, from the hip (instinctive point shooting) into a group that would have been no more than about 2". He is good, very good.

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