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Warning,bad language in this short Video of ELEPHANT "PISTOL"

> The gun in the video is basically a "show and tell" custom built on a
> Thompson Encore (fancy version of the Thompson Contender).
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> The Caliber... 600 Nitro Express. That's right...an elephant gun round
> in a handgun.
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> The story goes that the guy that built it is some kind of custom gun
> maker, and built this as an exhibition piece. He takes it to the range
> with him just to show it off, and the big guy that shot it (in the
> video) had been bugging the builder to let him shoot it. Now think about
> this...only until fairly recently (early-mid '80's IIRC) the 600 Nitro
> Express was hands down the biggest, nastiest, hardest hitting, and
> heaviest recoiling weapon you could buy. It was designed for one simple
> purpose...to knock an elephant flat on his a$$. IMO, it was really built
> as an exhibition piece for guys "compensating"...this cartridge is known
> for breaking collarbones, arms, shoulders...of the shooter! Think about
> this...in the gun world they use what is termed as a "recoil index" to
> kind of give prospective buyers an idea of what a gun kicks like. A
> .30-06 gets a rating of a 1.0, which for many people is about the limit
> of what they can shoot multiple rounds thru comfortably. A .243 is rated
> at like a .4, a .270 was like a .8, etc.
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> The .600 Nitro Express is rated at a 9.4...9.4 times more punishing than
> a 30-06.
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Re: Warning,bad language in this short Video of ELEPHANT "PISTOL"

Im guessing prob landed in Oklahoma some where :)
 

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Re: Warning,bad language in this short Video of ELEPHANT "PISTOL"

Do they make a 2" version for pocket carry?
 

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Re: Warning,bad language in this short Video of ELEPHANT "PISTOL"

Thats great!!!!! ;D ;D
 

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Re: Warning,bad language in this short Video of ELEPHANT "PISTOL"

What in the world is that thing ??? If it stated what it was, I missed it.
Yeah right, double barrel version and pocket size.
 
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