Gun stuff that was going to be the next “big thing,” but wasn’t...

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  1. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    .40 S&W is fine. It's just currently out of fashion with the FBI's forensic accountants and police department beancounters. The next time there's a high-profile ammunition "failure"* it will be "rediscovered".

    *The biggest problems with the 1986 FBI Miami shootout had little to do with the ammunition, though.
     
  2. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble FullClip CANT BREATHE!!!!!

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    They had to design and engineer three new slides to work with the cartridge and the plan was for .45 GAP to be the new law enforcement that was supposed to be better than .40 but obviously, that didn't pan out.

    I heard Glock practically gave the guns to the FHA, SCHP and Georgia State Police in order to get the guns into more law enforcement markets and create a trend.
     
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    I have an RP9. It was $150 after rebate. So far has never had a failure. It is a very soft shooting pistol due to it's size. It's one I let newbies use sometimes to learn
     
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    Pier23 Silver Member

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    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    The navy had one. Ran out of funding this year.
     
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  6. dbuck47

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    The various.32 “magnums “ . I don’t have any personal interest, but are they still a thing? I know Ruger chambered some revolvers.
     
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  7. TheDreadnought

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    It’s too bad. It’s a cool looking pistol. Maybe Remington’s new owners will fix it.
     
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  8. Finestkind

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    FoldAR - Not sure if they are still around or not . Had to use their barrels.

    Finestkind
     
  9. boilergonzo

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    S&W had a lot of hype over the new L-frame revolvers with two piece barrels (like the S&W 620 and 619). They were to replace the Model 65/66 K-Frames.

    They launched, then disappeared in a flash. Poof! Deleted.

    I prefer the look of the half lug of the 620 to the full under-lug of the 686.

    My 620 sits in the safe, unloved with its two-piece barrel rejected by the gun-buying S&W public (with S&W and armorers saying it was better in some ways!). Perhaps it will become loved by collectors' item fifty years from now... Who knows?

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    One has only to look at "smart" phones and many other "smart" devices to know that a smart gun is a really stupid idea.
     
  11. Gauss Rifle

    Gauss Rifle

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  12. mongo356

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    Piston driven ARs........
     
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    Franklin Armory SBR rifling riflless rifle.
     
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    Which is why the Dems are pushing for them, I suppose.
     
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    Patchman Florist

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    Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.

    Glock 7 porcelain pistol.
     
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    Brain dead NJ must still think that's true. If I'm not mistaken, that idiot law is still on the books. Don
     
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    China boy

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    Mossberg 500 "Flex".

    It was advertised as an easy to change fore grip and buttstock with a quick easy locking mechanism. So of course I bought this as my first shotgun for probably an extra $100 bucks compared to the regular Mossberg. Good gun but the "Flex" aspect never took off.
     
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    I don't believe they actually are still around, but the reason they "fizzled out" was because they had serious safety-related design flaws and had to be recalled and redesigned.
     
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    Anything called a Glock 19 killer.
     
  20. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Bren 10 baby.. awesome except for the mags hard to find.

    9mm being equal to everything else....

    The new 7mm sig round where they take a 7mm bullet in a necked down 9mm case to give you the energy level of a 44 magnum... twice the power of a 10mm in a easy to carry 20 plus one rotary magazine. Its going to be huge.
     
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