Wildey Survivor .45 WinMag: Perfect for a Backup Gun Match

Thanks to viewer Peter, we have a .45 Winchester Magnum Wildey Survivor to do some video with. I figured the best way to start would be to take it to a Backup Gun match, right? Unfortunately, I had continuous feeding problems despite having (I thought) gotten the gas system properly dialed in. Despite that, the match was still a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to doing more with this behemoth of a hand cannon. Enjoy!


  1. Wow, I have the same unreliability issue with my .475 Wildey. I’m wondering if there is a break-in period.

  2. So when it fails in front of a charging bear, what are you supposed to do? Throw it to knock the beast down? Or make it bleed to death by smashing it with the sharp edges?

  3. Pity the gun didn’t run well, but it seems you had way more fun with that monster than some shooters have with their competition pistols. And that’s what I think sport shooting should be: something FUN to do.

    There were some videos online about a (probably Norwegian) guy who shot IPSC with a .50 Desert Eagle and some big revolver. Maybe we need a world championship of “Begemoth Pistol Shooting”.

  4. I used to feel bad because the only big bore magnum auto pistol I owned was a Grizzly.

    After watching this video I feel a lot better!

  5. The pistol has a adjustable gas system. Perhaps, Ian did not know how to adjust the system. It should have been a easy fix.

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