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!
What, do yu have some kind of Death Wish or something?
What, do you have some kind of Death Wish or something?
Oops, double post. Sorry.
Next time try a Raging Judge Magnum if you like 4 lb+ guns with stopping power.
Wow, I have the same unreliability issue with my .475 Wildey. I’m wondering if there is a break-in period.
In the first stage on video (actually stage #3) which is your weak hand exactly?
A back-up gun? I definitely want to see the ankle holster.
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?
A large caliber hunting rifle or a shotgun loaded with rifled slugs tends to suffice for bear. Failing that, you’d better have a spear (or a vintage military long rifle with full stock and a knife bayonet). Check out chapter 2 of the manga Golden Kamuy for a good example of how to kill a bear using a rifle and bayonet!
Properly used Howdah non-automatic pistol should suffice, although originally created with defense against tigers in mind, see 2nd image from top here:
“how to kill a bear using a rifle and bayonet”
Or if you prefer more close-ranged solution: https://io9.gizmodo.com/5927038/this-siberian-bear-hunting-suit-from-the-1800s-turns-you-into-a-human-blowfish
I prefer the spear approach. Less likely to stab me in the process. And wrestling a bear is not a good idea…
I appreciate seeing Wildey in action; unfortunately it malfunctioned. Not going into battery?
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”.
If this is your backup gun, what’s the primary hand gun? Zeliska revolver in .600 Nitro Express?
Or maybe RSh-12 that is assault revolver: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/09/17/meet-rsh-12-powerful-revolver-world-russian/
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!
The pistol has a adjustable gas system. Perhaps, Ian did not know how to adjust the system. It should have been a easy fix.