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 Post subject: What the hell, Italy?
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After spending a riveting two+ hours installing Windows updates after discovering that something or maybe myself had deactivated Windows Update back in December 2015, I needed some light relief and headed over to youtube. Guess what I found in my subscription inbox?

This ridiculous thing from Italy.

A double-barelled M1911!



To quote myself over there: A classic "Hold my Beer, I got this." moment led to this thing being made.

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I was going post this when I saw it but decided given this boards love of the 1911 everyone would know about it already. :D

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Yup. Seen it before, decided it was as silly as the XFV-1, and promptly went onward.

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Does it have a single, really wide trigger?

(And is it sold with mandatory wrist-strapping?)

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IIRC, having jumped though my fire-wall's flamin' hoops, it has two triggers, linked. You would need 'strangler' hands otherwise...

Uh, .45 or whatever makes this a brute; would something around .30 be less silly ??

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Craiglxviii wrote:
Does it have a single, really wide trigger?

(And is it sold with mandatory wrist-strapping?)


Two triggers, but its all linked to you get two shots if you pull either one.

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Looks just big enough for my hands. Not that 'd ever buy one of those...even if I could.

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The Argus wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
Does it have a single, really wide trigger?

(And is it sold with mandatory wrist-strapping?)


Two triggers, but its all linked to you get two shots if you pull either one.

shane


Now they need to make one where the dual barrel/ topslide assy pivots apart. Then maybe a villain wearing crimson could wield it.

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Hinx (Dave Bautista) uses one in Spectre


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Ionic wrote:
Hinx (Dave Bautista) uses one in Spectre


I can't think of him without thinking Guardians of the Galaxy...

I was angling more towards Green Hornet/ Bloodnovski btw.

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trekchu wrote:
A double-barelled M1911!


There's been quite a few of these over the last few years. I think Beretta did the fist, a twin 92FS for one show and then everybody copied it. I know SIG did a twin P220 and twinned M1911s are almost commonplace. They're basically show-stoppers to attract attention to displays at shooting and defense exhibitions, I don't think any of them are for sale.

I'm waiting for the first triple to show.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
trekchu wrote:
A double-barelled M1911!


There's been quite a few of these over the last few years. I think Beretta did the fist, a twin 92FS for one show and then everybody copied it. I know SIG did a twin P220 and twinned M1911s are almost commonplace. They're basically show-stoppers to attract attention to displays at shooting and defense exhibitions, I don't think any of them are for sale.

I'm waiting for the first triple to show.


They're for big girls' blouses, personally I'd sanction nothing less than a quad...

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It might be a nice range toy, if you can afford to feed it.

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It might be a nice range toy, if you can afford to feed it.

what I have heard is that most ranges will refuse to allow them. Apparently, the second shot has a tendency to go wild since the two barrels never quite go off together. However, a four-barreled version may be interesting . . . . .

I wonder what the next show-stopper will be?

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
edgeplay_cgo wrote:
It might be a nice range toy, if you can afford to feed it.

what I have heard is that most ranges will refuse to allow them. Apparently, the second shot has a tendency to go wild since the two barrels never quite go off together. However, a four-barreled version may be interesting . . . . .

I wonder what the next show-stopper will be?


A bit like 4 screws on a ship (good essay, I still read it from time to time to maintain some understanding...) I wonder if you could tune a quad-45 to have zero recoil? :D

Now if they were fired electrically rather than with a firing pin... with a pin you're subject to differences in individual spring rates.

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Craiglxviii wrote:
Now if they were fired electrically rather than with a firing pin... with a pin you're subject to differences in individual spring rates.


And timing of the various links, bits and bobs. I'd be surprised if you don't have a lot of failures to fire due to the second barrel being out of battery after the first one fires.

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