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fred1814
06-26-2005, 8:04 AM
you can shot 9mm .380 .357 .38 special and super
check it out


Medusa (http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/firearms/1277301.html)

50 Freak
06-26-2005, 9:39 AM
Not much other than they are really pricey. And that they didn't sell very many when they first came out.

taloft
06-26-2005, 12:40 PM
Intresting concept. It would serve well in the same roll the "Liberator" played during WWII.

The liberator was a single shot pistol made from stamped steel and riveted together. It held extra ammo in the grip. The idea was that we could mass produce these fast and cheap and drop them behind the lines to resistance fighters.

They in turn would use it to shoot a german soldier. This would allow the resistance fighter to take the German's superior rifle, and then pass the Liberator on to a comrade in arms.

The medusa would add to this by allowing the resistance fighter to reload with whatever caliber the enemy had on hand.

It's the first time I've heard of these, thanks for sharing Freddie.

maxicon
06-26-2005, 2:50 PM
I liked the concept a lot when they came out, and I'd love to own one, but they're very hard to find, and definitely more expensive than I'd want to pay.

I'm sure accuracy will vary depending on the actual bullet diameter.

JOE MACK
06-26-2005, 3:24 PM
I believe at one time these were handled by Philips and Rogers. Then, Gary Reeder had it but let the project fall by the wayside.

bwiese
06-26-2005, 4:51 PM
Interesting conceptually but needless given quantities of 38/357 ammo.

Rather have bigger holes from a .44 or .45Colt anyway...

Bill W
San Jose

Mike Searson
06-26-2005, 5:35 PM
Might be a good thing to look into after they pass AB352 and SB357 and you guys can't buy your ammo anymore.

bwiese
06-26-2005, 6:09 PM
Originally posted by Mike Searson:
Might be a good thing to look into after they pass AB352 and SB357 and you guys can't buy your ammo anymore.

Perhaps, but since any caliber will be illegal it's moot.

Bill W
San Jose

johnny_22
06-26-2005, 7:01 PM
Ruger with the Blackhawk gives you a 9 mm cylinder along with 38 special and Magnum. The Super Blackhawk has the 45 auto cylinder.

Moonclip
06-28-2005, 1:44 PM
yes I always wanted one of these type guns but I have never seen one. Also Colt was going to do one of these type revolvers but it only went to prototype stage. I know it is not all that necessary, after all why do I need to shoot say 9mm largo in a revolver but the concept is neat.