The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 11, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1
25.06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: December 11, 2012
Posts: 2
Anyone tell me what type of pistol this is?

Seen this on a tv show and am trying to identify it. Any ideas. It looks like some type of sub machine gun. At first I thought it was a suicide gun lol it looks like it faces backwards.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (57.4 KB, 161 views)
25.06 is offline  
Old December 11, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2
Rifleman1952
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 1, 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 245
I believe it's an earlier version of the Calico 22lr. Perhaps the M-110.

http://calicolightweaponsystems.com/....php?page=22-2


Rifleman1952 is offline  
Old December 11, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3
25.06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: December 11, 2012
Posts: 2
Awesome thank you.
25.06 is offline  
Old December 11, 2012, 10:11 PM   #4
Yung.gunr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 11, 2010
Location: Phoenix area
Posts: 1,311
I agree, that looks like a Calico. The big thing on top is the magazine. Very interesting design. Never seen one, love to though.
Yung.gunr is offline  
Old December 11, 2012, 10:12 PM   #5
Spats McGee
Staff
 
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yung.gunr
. . . .The big thing on top is the magazine. . . .
How many boolits does it hold?
__________________
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.

If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman
Spats McGee is offline  
Old December 11, 2012, 10:43 PM   #6
Yung.gunr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 11, 2010
Location: Phoenix area
Posts: 1,311
I believe the 9mm holds 50 or 100 rounds. Very interesting. I wonder what it feels like??.. That's a lot of weight over your wrist/hand.
Yung.gunr is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 12:39 AM   #7
Smit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2012
Posts: 335
Does not appear to be a very practical design....Semi-Auto Shoulder Puncher?
__________________
"Vegetarian, an old Indian word for bad hunter."
Smit is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 06:56 AM   #8
Mike Irwin
Staff
 
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 35,719
I was friends with a police officer in Pennsylvania who carried, as his car rifle, a Calico 9mm with the 50 round magazine.

We were at the range one afternoon when he pulled it out to shoot it. About 3 shots in it spat out a bunch of parts in a couple of different directions.

He never carried it again. The next time I saw him he had an AR-15.
__________________
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 08:33 AM   #9
BillM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 20, 2009
Location: Amity Oregon
Posts: 333
Had a 22 cal pistol version. 100 rd helical magazine. Ran about 5 100
rd mags full through it and sold it. It actually functioned fine. Trigger
pull was so-so, loading the mags was a bit tedious. Ergonomics sucked
and accuracy was just OK. It would be a hoot if it was full auto, but
a registered DIAS for a Calico is crazy expensive if you can find one.
BillM is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 09:48 AM   #10
Gaerek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 939
Calico's were featured prominently in the original Total Recall movie. I'm guessing due to their futuristic look (though a P90, available at the time would have been cooler I think). There's a good reason you don't see many of them around, and I think Mike's post does a good job showing that reason.
Gaerek is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 02:38 PM   #11
Yung.gunr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 11, 2010
Location: Phoenix area
Posts: 1,311
I had wondered why you never see em.... Maybe lack of quality...

It is an interesting design though. If money were no object I would have one, and I don't say that about everything...
Yung.gunr is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 04:17 PM   #12
Fishbed77
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 23, 2010
Posts: 2,610
Quote:
Calico's were featured prominently in the original Total Recall movie. I'm guessing due to their futuristic look (though a P90, available at the time would have been cooler I think).
The P90 was intruduced to the market in 1990, the same year Total Recall was released. However, the movie was filmed in 1989, so P90s were not yet available.
Fishbed77 is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 04:47 PM   #13
Gaerek
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 939
Quote:
The P90 was intruduced to the market in 1990, the same year Total Recall was released. However, the movie was filmed in 1989, so P90s were not yet available.
Good to know. For some reason I was thinking Total Recall was 1992. I guess calico's were about as futuristic as you could find.
Gaerek is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 05:01 PM   #14
Technosavant
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 29, 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO area
Posts: 3,851
I've only ever seen one Calico in real life- a .22LR model. I didn't shoot it, but it sure did not have anything close to a quality feel about it. With a full magazine it would be rather top heavy and the grip was not comfortable at all. The general feel just kinda was of something slapped together and not well finished.

It's a neat idea with that helical magazine, but I just don't know that it ever worked that well in practice.
Technosavant is offline  
Old December 12, 2012, 05:14 PM   #15
Venom1956
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 4, 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 2,909
They looked super cool dressed up in the movie deep rising!


I really loved the Bizon's take on the helical mag. Thats been one of my favorite designs since... like '03 when I first saw it in freedom fighters... (xbox ftw!)



sleeker then a box mag and a comfy handhold. win win!
__________________
E-Shock rounds are engineered to expend maximum energy into soft targets, turning the density mass into an expanding rotational cone of NyTrilium matrix particles, causing neurological collapse to the central nervous system.- Yeah I can do that.
I guarantee you will know it if a bicyclist hits your house going 1000 mph.
Venom1956 is offline  
Old December 13, 2012, 08:26 AM   #16
Skans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2008
Posts: 7,700
I remember these guns from the late '80's. Although I never shot one, I played with a couple "thinking" about it - they felt cheap. Too much plastic (for me) and stuff moved around on them too much. I ended up buying s Sites Spectre HC instead - 50 rounds of 9mm in a quad-stacked stick mag. Smaller, more compact, and much sturdier than the Calico guns.
Skans is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10267 seconds with 10 queries