Why aren't all guns like this?
Just a lil bit of shotty, just in case.
Literally no downsides.
Yes, in blackpowder. 20-gauge smoothbores are a bit of a no-no these days.
That specific gun is legal to buy, yes. OP didn't ask where to buy a lemat revolver. He asked "why aren't all guns like this?"
You couldn't legally manufacture one today in the same way using modern cartridges.
No they don't. a revolver that loads shotgun rounds isn't the same as a revolver that loads normal rounds with a smooth bore shotgun barrel in place of the center pin. There's no modern version of the LeMat unfortunately. You could make something like the lemat carbine with a long enough barrel, or add rifling to the shotgun barrel if you wanted to make one today.
>I was thinking something more like a nagant revolver action on a carbine length barrel and a full sized rifle cartridge like 30-30, and double triggers instead of the flipping firing pin.
the nagant revolver action was overly complicated and probably wouldn't work with a center shotgun barrel. Just use a normal revolver action and add some guards like they did on the rossi circuit judge.
I feel like a .410 underneath a glock 17 or something shouldn't be much heavier or awkward than the flashlights and other shit people strap on their pistols.
Accurate? Nien. Practical? Well, who knows? Maybe good for murdering snakes and pests and shit. If you treat guns as a tool it might be useful to have multifunction. Not everybody is a tacticool operator, some people just work outside.
Would be worth looking into anyway.
The revolver part works the same as any other revolver.
To switch to the shotgun barrel, you flipped the hammer down before pulling the trigger.
thanks for the input, i think you are right, the guards would probably work better, but the shotgun is a non-issue as the shotty barrel would be part of the cylinder, also do you(or anyone else) know what the lever is for on that circuit?
I really do love this gun.
What if we took one of these pic related, and added a .410 on top? I've heard matebas and rhinos are really smooth to shoot, very little muzzle rise.
Because without the rifling a shotgun of that size would be consider a Short Barrel Shotgun (SBS) by the ATF. Putting rifling in the barrel allows it to be considered a handgun even if it fires shotshells.
Before you ask, yes the ATF ride a shortbus
>out of a 2 inch barrel with a handgun
>my wrist when
it wasn't cowboy enough yet.
Coolest thing about this gun is all the specialty shotgun shells.
Surprise fucker! My gun actually shoots a flashbang! Or a fireball! Or a slug! Or flechettes! Or even rubber balls!
Literally a box of chocolates.