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Offline cargaritaville

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Check This Out
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:13:30 AM »
Having a gun in your hand is much more effective than having the entire police department on the phone!

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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 11:01:34 AM »
I have never understood the American Derringer copies of the Semmerling.

The Semmerlings made no sense to me and they regularly bring $4K.  The ADC models are handmade stainless steel copies and the command as much.

I have seen and handled them, but I would have to believe they would be a fright to shoot.


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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 04:03:03 PM »
My palm hurts just looking at it  :o

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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »
What an impressive handgun. I'm sure it would hurt.

I've seen expensive gun that don't look expensive to my untrained eye. This one looks like it would be a "Gentleman/woman" carry piece of someone who likes craftsmanship and can afford expensive toys. 

I wouldn't mind having grips like those for my R9.
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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 07:18:31 PM »
Look them up on Google.  It is not a semi auto, you have to pull the slide forward to eject and reload.

Makes no sense.

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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 06:54:30 AM »
The hand ejection caught be by surprise. I wonder how many other firearms have the feature (or lack of feature)?

I stubbled across a discussion saying they were originally sold for around $750 in the 1980's. If that's true, then that's a huge jump to over $4,000 today!
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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 10:10:39 AM »
Supposedly that with practice the slide could be rapidly cycled.

I REALLY wanted one when they came out, IIRC they were more like $1,800 back then.

They WERE manufactured originally from S7 billet stock.

Years later I purchased an AMT .45 Back Up which weighs more. I fired one magazine of .45 Super Vel 190 gr ammo. And placed it up for sale. I decided I didnt like the recoil.
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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 03:49:50 PM »
Here you go, still not impressed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f8k2aUFSRQ

My friend had an AMT 45 Backup and they are a POS.

If you need a 45 get a Springfield XDs or a S&W Shield, both nice guns and easy to shoot.
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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 05:05:42 PM »
A manual loading derringer. . . . . Sorry folks, these never did anything for me. . . . . and now $4,000?! . . .  uhhhh ~ Nah. . . . .

Better to purchase a semi-automatic. . . . . It will do better for you under real situations and stress. . . . just saying.

Anyway ~ Happy Labor Day folks!

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Re: Check This Out
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 11:37:13 PM »
I think that even if the Semmerling LM-4 was cheaper than my R9S Stealth, Id stick with the R9S!

Lighter, more rounds on board, and its semi-auto.

I can respect the design of the Semmerling LM-4, but its still rather odd, kind of like the Webley Fosbery, MBA Gyrojet Rocket pistol, or the turn of the Twentieth Century Mars Automatic pistols.
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