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#4679841 - 02/27/18 05:16 PM Black powder pistols
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
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Are black powder pistols worth carrying? Or- are they more trouble to operate, reload and so on...obviously I do not own one, but have a carry permit for my other stuff..
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#4679844 - 02/27/18 05:19 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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#4679859 - 02/27/18 05:48 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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What would be the point?

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#4679882 - 02/27/18 06:07 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
Bud Offline


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Just would not make any sense.
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#4679928 - 02/27/18 07:03 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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not really more trouble to operate then any other single action revolver. Reloading can be a pain and you have to carry spare cylinders with caps on the nipples if you want to swap cylinders once you used up the cylinder in the revolver. Good luck keeping the caps on the spare cylinders. They are cool to own though.
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#4679932 - 02/27/18 07:08 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: KJSmith]
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Originally Posted By: KJSmith
What would be the point?



Once you fire at your adversary, even if you miss, he can't see you to shoot back and like a magician the smoke hides your escape!! LOL

Actually i'd like to own a 1851 navy


Here is nice one! Gonna need a real good holster!



Edited by spasm3 (02/27/18 07:10 PM)
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#4679934 - 02/27/18 07:09 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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Can you carry a black powder pistol as a concealed-carry weapon without a permit?

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#4679947 - 02/27/18 07:33 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: KJSmith]
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Originally Posted By: KJSmith
What would be the point?


Black Power guns aren't registered with the folks at NICS


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (02/27/18 07:34 PM)
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#4679981 - 02/27/18 08:09 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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#4680033 - 02/27/18 08:49 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
KJSmith Offline


Registered: 08/31/15
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: KJSmith
What would be the point?


Black Power guns aren't registered with the folks at NICS


He has a permit and other choices.

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#4680049 - 02/27/18 09:01 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
Driz Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
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Loc: northern NY
Kind of bulky by accepted standards these days🤭 but it would put a nice hole in somebody if needed. Me, Iíll stick with my Rugsr LCP . Hits as hard as a cap n ball yet weighs as much and is the size of my cell phone.

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#4680078 - 02/27/18 09:32 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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The powder could absorb the moisture from the air/your body sweat, and cause misfires. I would not carry a black powder pistol. Unless the apocalypse was a few years back, I finally learned how to make my own black powder, and it was the only resort.

You talking about one of those antique style cap and ball pistols, that you load by dumping powder into the cylinder, and ramming a lead ball down?
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#4680123 - 02/27/18 10:33 PM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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The fastest reload is a second gun.
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#4680192 - 02/28/18 01:00 AM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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I can't speak for the OP, but I would assume he's meaning a black powder pistol with more "modern" cartridges, like a Colt M1889 revolver and its contemporaries, using brass cartridges loaded with black powder, as opposed to cap and ball pistols or muzzle loaders.
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#4680201 - 02/28/18 02:03 AM Re: Black powder pistols [Re: CourierDriver]
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Where is the sense in this thread? Could you carry one? Sure. Why would you?

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