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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Perhaps the most hideous revolver ever!

Just caught a glance of the new “S333 Thunderstruck”. Let’s just say I’m not a fan.

https://www.ballisticmag.com/2019/07...uck-available/
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Looks like a hose sprayer.

Gotta ask, why?

And in .22lr? Another, why?
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Looks like a hose sprayer.

Gotta ask, why?

And in .22lr? Another, why?
Actually thats a magnum round...but still fugly...I will stick with my pair of stainless single sixes with interchangeable magnum cylinders......


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"Barrel Length: 1.25 inches"
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I have to agree with VTOX. Why?

If I could get a third finger on that trigger I might have been sold. But only two . . . That has to feel weird when pulling. The Stapler would have been a more appropriate name.

Ugly yes but AMC sold a lot of Gremlins, Pacers and Matadors so there is a market for ugly.
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LOL. It’s been many years since Back Mtn Man was a member here, but he was always a staunch defender of AMC. ��

But, back to this handgun: I’m a big supporter of innovation and bucking convention, which is why I actually like the Rhino revolver series, with the barrel axis super low to mitigate muzzle rise. Yes, it is ugly, but its ugliness has a purpose. But this Thunderbrick takes the “innovation” of twin barrels and wraps the whole concept into something just weird. I can’t imagine it will ever sell well enough to recoup the development and tooling costs. But maybe their insights into the market are much sharper than mine. Time will tell.
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Here is my two penneth (coming from a non-gun owning country)
The thunderstruck is being marketed as a personal protection item. As a personal protection item, I think it is a really good concept just think for a few minutes.
I do not like guns, the stats are there! I am more likely to kill myself or one of my family (accidentally) owning one of those damned things
I have seen all the videos on youtube about what's cool and they are big things with shiny barrels and they kick like a mule I haven't been to the gym in ages and probably couldn't hit the broad side of a barn door with that level of kick. Nor do I have the time energy and motivation to spend the hours and hours of practice needed to become proficient. But.......I do know that crime is on the rise. Fox, CNN, ABC all report on the horrific things happening on our streets. People just are not safe. My friend Josh got mugged four times last year. Oh, but Wait. What's this? Thunderstruck? doesn't look big at all, that would fit in my man-bag hell that would even fit in my pocket, It also has a safety built into the trigger so its a lot safer than most other guns out there. mmmmmmmmmmmmm? .22 so It won't have a lot of kick either and if I do miss it ain't gonna blow some poor innocent into the next life, and as a plus point, it shoots two bullets at once so I guess that gives it enough extra oomph to make someone think twice. I could probably afford a few hours to go through the local Sheriffs gun safety course. Yeah sure it's small and doesn't have a lot of range but I will only use it if I am being mugged or if someone is in my kitchen and shouldn't be there. I don't believe we will have a zombie apocalypse that's just stupid. The police and our great armed forces will protect us from anything else. OOH, I just thought I bet My wife Nettie (she is a realtor) would feel a lot safer with one of these in her handbag, and we could both do the sheriffs course together. Oh, and there is Nan who is housebound too.

There you have it. Take off your cool goggles and this little device may well make a lot of sense to a lot of people.

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LOL...I thought this was a joke at first. Then I watched the video.

The concept is, well...unique and different. Personally, I'd like to at least handle it and shoot it, if I could get my two big fingers on the trigger. I didn't see what the lbs were on the trigger pull, but nevertheless, this gun would take some getting used to, and I suspect, a lot of practice to become proficient with it, as with any gun. One had better hope they take down any perp with eight bullets, because they won't have time to reload.

This gun is a 'close in weapon'...as noted in their video. The accuracy will become much lower after 15 yards. Again, I'd have to fire it to see how well it did for me. That's when I would decide whether I wanted to toss out some high $$$$ for this 'thing' of low power. I won't even get into ballistics damage...well, you know, all that .22 cal. lead bouncing around inside one's body upon penetration.

This gun is being hyped for those who are NOT confident in their ability to send single rounds downrange and hitting their intended target. This gun will provide a high sense of false security for many...and may just end up being more than they bargained for. Of course, my comments are purely from my own 25 year expertise in firearms training. So don't take my word for it...do some research if you're considering this gun, or any other one.

Other than that...I think it's purty.

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I don't believe we will have a zombie apocalypse that's just stupid.
Oh...it's coming. It just won't be like "The Walking Dead". And I ain't stupid!

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I don't know about personal protection. But two rounds with each pull makes it a Saturday Night Special killing machine, I'd say. Not sure what other purpose it would have. A nice throwaway killing device. How much?
$369? I'll take two.

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