.45mm revolver

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  1. KING64

    KING64 New Member

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    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

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    I would expect more from my hometown newspaper even it was written by a chick.
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    Holy crap!!! 45mm?! So when is the Air Force going to retrofit the A-10 fleet with the new 45mm revolver?:rolleyes:
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    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.
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    One thing was correct. 45mm IS a LARGE CALIBER. Obviously no proofreader there.
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    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:
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    Then ...:mad:

    Pops
  10. USMCSpeedy

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    Thats what I meant. Like I said, obviously no proofreader.
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    Small world sometimes isn't it.
    You are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Bilk Mountain. Ahhhh, Gods country for sure.

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  12. Quite possibly, the proofreader, if there was one, was as totally clueless as the writer! :D
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    Yep. The old cabin is right at the mouth of Bilk Gulch.
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    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
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    I want one of those. Damn the torpedoes, full spead ahead.
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    My old NJROTC Instructor in high school would joke that the quote was actually "Damn the torpedoes, I'm going to the head."
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    Did it say .45mm or 45mm?
    The difference would be between Lilliputian and artillery sized bullets.
  18. armedandsafe

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    I thought, from the title it was a needle gun. The actual story said 45mm rather than .45. Subtle difference.

    Speaking of needle guns, have any of you ever built one?

    Pops
  19. TranterUK

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    The media are always getting it wrong, worse of all is suggesting the guy had an 'automatic rifle', like a machine gun. What worries me is that we spot their disregard for facts because we know guns, so where does that leave all the other news stories we read? Best to believe almost nothing they write, or like me, stop reading papers.

    Keep in mind their primary objective is not to inform, but to sell more papers and attract more advertising revenue.
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  20. Well, there are exceptions, Tranter. Page 3, for example, which of course I view only for its intellectual commentary. :D;):p
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