Video of .50 revolver destroyed at range

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  1. Button Pusher

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    Is that the one with the interchangeable barrel lengths?
     
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    Wow!
    I surprised his hands weren’t shredded as well

    Timing issues?
     
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    Cylinder seems to be intact, maybe a plugged barrel? Any info available?
     
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    It looks like the timing was off. Here are some caps in order that I could pull. All at 14-15 seconds and at second 16 (not pictured), the barrel is flying through the air with the left part of the threads and an additional what looks to be 1" or so peeled forward of the left hand side of the barrel.

    Right at ignition and gas/flame is already exiting the left side of the pistol.
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    Note the left part of the barrel peeled forward.
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    It may have been a timing issue. You also don't see any flame or gas coming out of the barrel as MIGHT have happened with some of the gas and flame that went almost everywhere else, unless it was partially blocked by some part of the bullet.
     
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    Staged......
     
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    It's because he shot it single action...……...yeah I know that didn't have crap to do with it but it is a quick way to get hollered at on the Battery Oaks Range and by any number of people. You do it, we'll catch ya.
    Damn, what a great Post!!!
     
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    What do you have against firing single action?
     
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    NOTHING...if it's a single action gun.
     
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    So what do you have against firing a da/sa revolver in sa? I’m not sure how to make the question more precise, maybe what do you have against firing a S&W model 10 in single action?
     
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    Model 10's don't have adjustable sights, who shoots without adjustable sights???
     
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    JimB, you do whatever you want with your gun on your range. Here we all try to get folks to a place that they can use their chosen platform in the best way possible to solve the problem at hand. If you take time to draw and cock your gun I will shoot you 3 times before you get a shot off. Come and I will show you. Inside 10 yards you can't cock and shoot your gun any more precise than anybody shooting DA. Again, come and I will show you. This is Big fun here to bring folks to the DA way of life.
     
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    This needs some kind of double like function for being such a solid post.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation, I thought you were implying that there was a safety concern.
     
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    Thanks is to you JimB for being so tolerant of an Old Man. Still though, the gate is open for you and yours anytime.
     
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    If it wasn't a fake -- and I wouldn't have a clue as to how to fake THAT -- I am surprised that the shooter wasn't harmed -- he looks as though he didn't even hurt his hands. I am also sad that an expensive gun was destoryed.

    (The fact that a camera was there to take the picture isn't all that unusual -- as explained above -- but I've seen it done when someone is shooting a BIG, high-recoiling gun for the first time. It can make for a lot of chuckles afterwards. In this case, they probably didn't chuckle much.)
     
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    For sure he received a brand new one (or any other gun of his choosing) and Smith considers themselves at least as lucky as the shooter.
     
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    I LOVE THIS RULE.

    I say after a second violation, they get their hammer forcefully bobbed!
     
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    If "the problem at hand" is that I'm having too much fun shooting my 500 magnum in single action, then yeah, you can solve that at Battery Oaks.

    Not everyone is practicing for a self defense scenario. Some people are just burning powder and turning their money into fun.

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    Play it back at .25 speed using the Gear icon, very interesting.
     
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    Anyone notice the maple syrup emblem? This is the video equivalent of the massive fail a few years ago now over at the old forum.
     
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    So, you're dedicated to defensive shooting and no long range stuff like Metallic Silhouette. I enjoy both. ;)
     
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    Great!!! Keep on keepin on!!!! We love SHOOTERS here.
     
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    Seriously? I don't shoot revolvers, but if I did and some range Nazi RO gave me that crap it would be the last time they ever saw me. Safety issues, fine, but assuming how I should use my own firearm no f'n way.
     
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    Flashpoint We are NOT open to the public. Your being here is up to us. We All Make Fun of Each Other. If you can't take it like a big boy...stay away.
     
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    Happy to oblige.
     
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    So, the problem with shooting SA is because it doesn't prepare one for self defense? I would like to know who carries a S&W 500 for self defense, except maybe for tour guides in Alaska, and I doubt the bears will be shooting back.

    I shoot for fun with a lot of guns that I would never consider using for self defense. I also practice with guns that I do carry for self defense. I see no problem with doing both.
     
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    I can see, and agree with @BatteryOaksBilly on most points but you need to learn how to shoot a revolver BOTH ways because there are times that single action is too slow and double action isn't precise enough to get the job done. And yes, I know how to stage a trigger during the DA pull.

    I like to think that I'm pretty damned good with a revolver, having been trained on them and then going on to train others in the proper use of a revolver. DA is without a doubt the fastest and all of my guns have been DA tuned for speed and reliability as well as SA tuned for precision, not the easiest of jobs to do correctly.

    Personally, inside 20 yards with no cover I'll DA the shots. Beyond 20 yards and with cover I'll SA the gun for precision. Being a right handed shooter I'll put my left thumb to work in that scenario...
     
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    I just like to shoot my guns safely. With revolvers I sometimes shoot DA, sometimes I go SA. I only have one carry revolver, and it is DA only. If BoB decides to ride me like a whipped pony because I slide back a hammer for single action, I'll give him a good ride around the corral. I'm a big boy, I can take it. I'd be on his turf.

    Besides...he would be so in awe of my marksmanship and dashing flair of good looks that he wouldn't even notice...
     
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    I shoot my revolver (Colt Anaconda) mostly SA, at 50-100 yard targets and deer.
    And I like it. Razz me if you like, me thinks standing and hitting a 10” plate at 75 yards 9 out of ten rounds is decent.
    PS. I still want to come by and make some noise, the abuse is a small fee.
     
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    Well here is a video for all who think single action is too slow.

     
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    Maybe I don't get it but with the above statement being true, why the big SA - DA issue?
     
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    Good points.

    Billy's point is that if you were being charged by a bear (this is why people in Alaska carry them-self defense against bears) you will likely be firing that gun in DA mode.
    If you are competing in practical shooting of any sort with a DA revolver, you will be using it in DA mode.
    In a self defense situation, you will be using it in DA mode.

    DA is far harder to master than SA.

    He's just saying learn how to shoot your revo DA if it is in fact DA. Because in his experience, which is considerable (owns a range and has been shooting a loooooong time), people that own DA revos often can't shoot them for crap unless they thumb back the hammer and touch off a short SA trigger.

    He is of course not claiming that long range precision shooters or hunters Should/MUST shoot DA.

    Not trying to speak for Billy, but this is what I got from his posts.
     
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    But, by that reasoning, all SA only guns should be excluded as unsuitable?

    Ok, I'm not a tour guide in Alaska. If I were, and I knew a bear was approaching, I would have the gun out and ready, and if possible the first shot would be SA.

    Regardless, I get your point. I would practice with whatever I carry for defense.

    Now, if I ever do go for a visit at Battery Oaks, and anyone looks down their nose at me for shooting my 460 S&W in SA only mode, it will go back into the holster and not come back out. I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way. ;)
     
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    For what I listed (practical shooting, self defense) yes I believe a SA gun is unsuitable. Nobody stopping you from doing it.

    Im not a tour guide in Alaska either. But in my experience with bears (black and grizzley in N.Idaho), you never "know they are approaching" and never have time to get "ready" really. True for most animals in the forest. But, if you did have time, by all means you can thumb back the hammer if you wish.

    Personally, I would shoot it DA, because I shoot well in DA, because I practice it.

    Again, Billy is using humor to make the point that if you have a DA revo and can't shoot DA worth a crap, you should not be thumbing the hammer, you should be shooting the gun DA. This is what good shooters do, and Billy wants people to be good shooters. It's not a personal attack, it's simply an opinion.
     
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    He is claiming that everyone who shoots at Battery Oaks MUST shoot DA.


    He is saying no one would even have the option to shoot SA if it was up to him. Which I'm sure he doesn't mean, but it is what he said.



    I'll shoot my guns how I want, and unless I asked for help I'll thank everyone else to kindly keep it to themselves. And I'll decide for myself whether I feel like tolerating any rules that somebody else wants to impose on me when I visit their range. It's what free guys do. But we've been dwelling on this for long enough.
     
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    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace.

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    Safety rules are just fine.

    But "you can't shoot that way because *I* don't like it" sounds like some Hillary Clinton talk to me.
     
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    Well, since you are SURE he doesn’t mean it, go ahead and get angry anyway!!!

    Let’s all get angry and call our representatives.
    Billy made a ribbing comment about DA revos! He’s tryin to take our rights!!

    He’s Hillary Clinton!!

    Jeez fellas. Take a deep breath and put away your pitchforks.
     
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    Wow!!! Thanks fellas, ya'll answered All those way better than I could. We do give each other a good ribbing here. As all of you noted there are times and places for everything.
    Bailey Boat is dead On as far as distances in my experience .
    Booger..Love you bro, dead on, come down we'll take a ride around the corral. I gotta feeling you'd fit right in.
    NKD, thanks for recognizing humor. It goes A LONG way here.
    And I don't even know how to reply to this nonsense.
    Sorry, but you can't decide when I respond.
     
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