.45mm revolver

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KING64, May 24, 2009.

  1. KING64

    KING64 New Member

    517
    May 11, 2007
    Washington State
    Check this out:

    http://www.helenair.com
    (Sunday, 5-24-2009 on line edition)

    Another news person who is soooo informed and knowledgeable about firearms. :rolleyes:

    The photo shows a revolver the writer refers to as a .45mm.
     
  2. If the idiot commenting there ever fires some sort of a 45mm cartridge in a revolver, I would love to watch. :D;)
     

  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I would expect more from my hometown newspaper even it was written by a chick.
     
  4. Holy crap!!! 45mm?! So when is the Air Force going to retrofit the A-10 fleet with the new 45mm revolver?:rolleyes:
     
  5. KING64

    KING64 New Member

    517
    May 11, 2007
    Washington State

    Didn't know Helena was your home town. Our property over there is in the Big Belts on the east side of Canyon Ferry Lake and between Avalanche Gulch and White Gulch.
     
  6. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    684
    Jan 22, 2009
    Minnesota
    One thing was correct. 45mm IS a LARGE CALIBER. Obviously no proofreader there.
     
  7. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Wow, I'm surprised nobody pointed that out in the comments.
     
  8. A .45 caliber is indeed a large revolver, Speedy. The slugs are just under a half inch in diameter. There are lots of those around. A 45mm slug would be almost exactly 1 and 3/4 inches in diameter, more like an artillery shell than a revolver cartridge! :eek: Even the gun on the A-10 Warthog is only 30mm, and 37mm shells were the main gun armament on some tanks in WWII. :rolleyes:
     
  9. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Then ...:mad:

    Pops
     
  10. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    684
    Jan 22, 2009
    Minnesota
    Thats what I meant. Like I said, obviously no proofreader.
     
  11. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Small world sometimes isn't it.
    You are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Bilk Mountain. Ahhhh, Gods country for sure.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Quite possibly, the proofreader, if there was one, was as totally clueless as the writer! :D
     
  13. KING64

    KING64 New Member

    517
    May 11, 2007
    Washington State
    Yep. The old cabin is right at the mouth of Bilk Gulch.
     
  14. I have fired twin 40mm Borfors, and you need wheels, head, ear and eye protection. The tank (an M48), lurched and staggered. The "ribbon" of brass shells ejected after a quick burst was mind blowing. I want to see the guy shoot a 45mm revolver. I'll be behind the sandbags about 50 feet back, next to the meat wagon! TJ
     
  15. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    I want one of those. Damn the torpedoes, full spead ahead.
     
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