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Old March 5, 2020, 07:33 PM   #1
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That's not a handgun!

It's a hundred dollar hot glue gun that shoots 9MM!
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Old March 5, 2020, 09:10 PM   #2
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Yeah I have seen some things and then there is this.
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Old March 5, 2020, 09:17 PM   #3
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I'll bet it's pretty warm to reload after about 3 rounds....
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Old March 5, 2020, 09:40 PM   #4
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I'll bet it's pretty warm to reload after about 3 rounds....
Thinking it's intended use doesn't include any follow up shots.
A modern take on the old WWII Liberator. Kind of surprised they didn't include a storage space in the grip for a couple rounds.
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Old March 6, 2020, 02:07 AM   #5
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I’m going to hold out for the 45 Colt/.410 model. Not really just kidding but I,m sure ones on the drawing board.
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Old March 6, 2020, 07:06 AM   #6
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Why? What use is it? Am I missing some obvious reason for this other than it’s an interesting design.
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Old March 6, 2020, 08:14 AM   #7
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I have to ask the same, what good is it?
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Old March 6, 2020, 09:15 AM   #8
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There will be a new USPSA competition class, which will include the ability to speed load with hot pads. One thing's for sure. It’s California compliant!
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Old March 6, 2020, 09:41 AM   #9
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I guess it was useful in 1840 but it's kind of late to the market now.
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From what I read the rifling is "barely there" and has minimal twist,,,
Perhaps this would be a great shot-shell gun for snakes.

Granted that's a very narrow market,,,
But it could fit in a fisherman's tackle box.

Just musing on possibilities.

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Old March 6, 2020, 11:30 AM   #11
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Looks like someone thought the CIA "deer gun" was cool enough to produce again.
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Old March 6, 2020, 08:29 PM   #12
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Looks like someone thought the CIA "deer gun" was cool enough to produce again.
Yes it does.

I'm going to wait for the .50 BMG version...
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Old March 7, 2020, 04:26 AM   #13
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I was just listening to a program on the radio the other day - saying how millennials are terrible at doing anything DIY.
Figures someone would come out with a store bought zip gun for them .
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Old March 7, 2020, 11:35 AM   #14
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Thinking with a cord and plug stuck in the grip, and a piece of hot glue stick in the muzzle it might just pass TSA scrutiny!
Gotta get one before they figure that out, and ban them!
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Why? What use is it? Am I missing some obvious reason for this other than it’s an interesting design.
The first video shows a price of $79, so I thought it would be home defense for people on a very tight budget. But then searching for more info, I see a price of $129. The last gun auction that I went to at a local auction house had about 30 Beretta 92FS police trade in pistols that were cosmetically poor but mechanically very good, and they auctioned for around $140. I'd much rather save up the extra $11 and get 15 rounds of 9mm.
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I see a price of $129. The last gun auction that I went to at a local auction house had about 30 Beretta 92FS police trade in pistols that were cosmetically poor but mechanically very good, and they auctioned for around $140. I'd much rather save up the extra $11 and get 15 rounds of 9mm.
You're being too practicle.
If the $129 is MSRP the actual store price should be a little less. However at a buck twenty nine there isn't a lot of room.
The police trade ins at auction probably wouldn't be sold to somebody looking for a last ditch, cheep anything will do one shooter. They most likely don't even know about gun auctions. So even in poor cosmetic shape they would most likely be in a dealer's case. Priced at $175-$225, and placed next to a new one with a $650-$700 price tag (marketing).
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They build nicer looking Zip Guns than I do.

Its sort of a 21st century Liberator pistol. Now we just have to find some enemy lines to drop it behind.
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Its sort of a 21st century Liberator pistol. Now we just have to find some enemy lines to drop it behind.
Yup, my thought as well. As mentioned before. Also, as mentioned I wonder why they didn't include some sort of storage space in the grip for a ouple rounds of 9MM
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Old March 8, 2020, 05:41 PM   #19
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I can’t wait for this to show up in a James Bond movie or maybe on a ad against assault weapons.
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Might be useful for something like trapline use or for "hunting" alligator using the hook, play & shoot technique. Situations where a quick second shot isn't really required and could actually be a liability in some circumstances.

Ok, watched a video of it being fired and I have amended my previous comment.

After having watched another video, it appears that one key to maintaining a solid grip on the gun is holding it differently than the manufacturer recommends.

It also has an interesting feature. It will fire without the barrel attached. You don't see that every day...
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Old March 8, 2020, 09:33 PM   #21
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It also has an interesting feature. It will fire without the barrel attached.
Not according to the second video. He tried it @ 3:20
Did you see another video showing it firing without the barrel?
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In the second video at 3:20, he was testing to see if the gun would fire with the safety engaged. It didn't, which was a good thing.

However, with the safety off, it will fire without the barrel attached.

In this video, at about 13:50, the gun is fired (using a long string) without the barrel attached.

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Old March 8, 2020, 11:55 PM   #23
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Yes, I overlooked that he had the safety on. Especially considering that the trigger/firing pin did "click" like it moved the full length.
I also must not have watched the first video all the way through where he did fire it without the barrel.
Oh well, don't bother me none. Heck, I just bought a 22 WMR double barreled revolver without a trigger guard!
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It's not a big deal, just something you don't see very often. Most firearms have some kind of an interlock preventing the gun from firing unless the breech is closed and locked.
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If this gun will fire without the barrel attached what category does it fall into with the NFA?
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