Quest for the perfect handgun platform

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Quest for the perfect handgun platform

Post by beeser on 1/21/2015, 10:03 am

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I've entered this territory before but now after experiencing some problems with revolvers I want to raise the question again.  What is the ideal handgun platform, theoretical or practical?  It seems to me, setting ammunition and internal barrel geometry aside, that the best platform is simply one in which the round is chambered in the barrel (as in a 1911) but the barrel does not change position relative to its sighting between rounds (not like a 1911).  The problems with revolvers as just discovered rule them out as an ideal platform because there apparently is always the possibility and likelihood that the barrel is not in line with the cylinder.  The 1911 on the other hand always seems to struggle with having the barrel return to its original and stationary position.  So, fixed barrel and round chambered in barrel, does it exist in a larger than .32 caliber auto loading handgun?  Is it even theoretically possible?

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Re: Quest for the perfect handgun platform

Post by Rob Kovach on 1/30/2015, 9:17 pm

Everybody participates in this sport for their own set of reasons inthebeech. There is no reason for the disparaging comment about the competitive ability of those who like experimenting with unusual equipment.
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Re: Quest for the perfect handgun platform

Post by Colt711 on 1/31/2015, 12:07 am

A few yrs ago there was a "gasgun" 1911 modified so as to operate w/ a fixed brl. The web site was gasgun and it's been gone for yrs. It was offerred in .32. .38 spl, & .45. A local shooter had 2 of them.  I saw him just a few times but the gun did require jacketed bullets and a clean pdr to have any chance of making it thru a 2700. That probably explains its disappearance.

The owner let me shoot it, just 2 shots ammo expese I guess, and it did seem to have a lighter recoil.

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Re: Quest for the perfect handgun platform

Post by LenV on 1/31/2015, 12:34 am

Interesting reading on the blowback 1911 offered at the 2012 shot show.

http://www.gundigest.com/tactical-gear/tactical-military-arms-blog/shot-show-2012-chiappa-designs-first-delayed-blow-back-1911
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