Articles, Blog

Top 10 Ridiculously Huge Handguns — TopTenzNet


Top 10 Ridiculously Huge Handguns 10. Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Revolver (Dirty
Harry’s gun) True or False: The “giant handgun” craze
began with the Dirty Harry movie series. The answer: False. Harry’s use of the outrageously
chambered .44 Magnum revolver was widely popularized, leading to the sales of countless Smith & Wesson
and other spin-off model .44s. Action sequences in the movie depict bad guys flying backward
through windows or spinning in circles before landing flat on the ground after being struck
by Harry’s “badass .44.” The simple fact of the matter is that no projectile,
short of a 20mm cannon or .50 cal BMG, will cause the human body to fly backwards through
the air or even change direction to a noticeable degree. Despite its famed impracticality,
the .44 Magnum was not the first oversized revolver and it would certainly not be the
last. 9. Desert Eagle .45 Long Colt / .410 Shotgun
Load Pistol Somewhere along the line weapons engineers
realized that if a shotgun and a pistol got married, they would produce a baby that looked
like it was on steroids and who could hold a .410 shotgun shell or a .45 long Colt pistol
round. The results were variants on the classic Long Colt revolver like Taurus’ “The Judge”
and Desert Eagle’s “.410/.45 Long Colt” revolvers. While the .410 shotgun shell theory
has tested well in close quarters scenarios, it is not highly recommended for anyone attempting
to engage a target at over, say, fifteen feet. The shotgun blast, since it is spun by the
rifling of the pistol barrel, will fly in a circular pattern and spread to the size
of a small car after 15 or more yards. Not only will you risk missing your target, you
will risk hitting other targets that may not have been targets in the first place. 8. Desert Eagle .50 Caliber Handgun This baby is quite unique. The Desert Eagle
.50 cal. is one of the largest (if not the largest) magazine-fed handguns in the world.
Developed for use in the Israel’s military, the .50 caliber projectile packs a massive
punch that will tear apart any human target. The gun looks incredibly modern and “sexy”
(as some would describe it), thus increasing its popularity amongst gangsters, young people,
and crime bosses. The Desert Eagle brand, although they create a multitude of other
pistols, has become synonymous to meaning “fifty caliber handgun,” and when a person
refers to a “Dezzy” you can bet they mean the .50 cal. 7. Smith & Wesson Model 460XVR Compensated
Hunter Leave it to the hunters to begin making a
series of firearms to dwarf anything else on the U.S. production schedule. These moose
killing, beer drinking, moonshine stilling, happy-go-lucky animal hunters needed a revolver
that would penetrate dense brush, foliage, even small trees, and still bring down a grizzly
bear. A 5-shot-wonder, the 460XVR, as its name suggests, will compensate for the hunter’s
package size and allow a brief moment of glory in the field comparable only to dropping an
atomic bomb. 6. Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum Read the piece about the 460XVR and imagine
adding .04 calibers to the diameter of the round and pinching more powder into the larger
cartridge. I once witnessed this projectile strike a deck of Bicycle poker cards at 25
yards. The deck of cards literally, and I mean literally, disintegrated into the air. 5. .50 Caliber Black Powder Wheel Lock Pistol The .50 caliber flintlock or hammerlock pistols
date back hundreds and hundreds of years. The need for the .50 caliber chambering was
due to the production standards of the day. A .50 caliber round is exactly one half inch
in diameter, making it easy to measure and reproduce accurately by any weapon or ammunition
manufacturer. Back in those fabled times, little clamps were produced in the shapes
of this common load, meaning that any regular metallurgist could melt down a block of lead
or steel and create a projectile for his weapon. It was as easy as using a modern day hole
punch. Couple this easy-to-replicate ball projectile (this is not a pointed bullet,
rather a ball which is not rifled) with the fact that you can put a whole heck of a lot
of black powder behind it, and you have created a weapon which can take down a horse—much
less a man—with relative ease. But remember, you only get one shot, and that one shot is
not going to be accurate beyond 15 yards and will severely decelerate beyond this distance.
Why would you want one for self defense? You wouldn’t. Regardless, they are highly prized
collector’s items. 4. Colt 45-70 Peacemaker At some point during the 1970s some genius
was under the impression that the .45 caliber Colt Peacemaker (John Wayne’s gun of choice)
did not “have enough stopping power.” How anyone could arrive at this conclusion
is beyond sane reasoning, given that discharging the standard .45 caliber load feels akin to
slapping a brick wall. American engineering, however, devised a way to make this gun even
larger and more powerful. Thus, the 45-70 load, originally developed for use in an infantry
and/or “buffalo” rifle, was introduced into the sphere of modern day handguns. 3. Magnum Research 45-70 Government Hand Cannon Despite what some people will tell you, there
are variants on the standard 45-70 government load. Some feel like a jackhammer, while others
feel like you’ve pulled the pin on a grenade and forgot to let go. The “Hand Cannon”
delivers that good old “grenade-in your-hand” feeling. It is a weapon that should not be
fired by the unsuspecting individual, or anyone for that matter. It is utterly beyond practicality
in every sense of the word. Certain models measure over two feet in length and are impossible
to wield (safely or effectively) with one arm 2. WTS .50 BMG (Browning Machine gun Cartridge)
Pistol Beyond all reasonable doubt, this is the largest
and most formidable handgun you could ever actually wield in a gunfight. Following in
the footsteps of Hitler’s obsession with giant railroad cannons, the Germans are still
producing the biggest, most outlandish crap on the market today. The .50 Browning Machinegun
cartridge was designed for use against tanks, airplanes, armored personnel carriers, and
in some cases it may be used by high-powered sniper rifles. It is more than twice as powerful
as the fabled 45-70 government round, and one can only imagine that shooting it in a
pistol format would be painful, unwieldy, and quite hazardous for everyone involved.
If a soft target is hit with a .50 caliber BMG bullet, it will be shredded/exploded into
pieces. The gargantuan .50 caliber death-monster projectile can fly at a breakneck speed for
miles, even after penetrating one or two targets. Discharging it at your common household thief
is ill advised… unless you don’t mind the possibility of inadvertently pegging one
of your neighbors. Would someone be scared of it? Yes. Would they run away? Yes. Would
you be able to use your right hand to jot down the grocery list post-firing? Doubtful. 1. Pfeifer Zeliska 28mm Revolver The biggest, most worthless manifestation
of an inferiority complex ever created by one man. Originally manufactured under the
name “Remington Model 1859,” this copy of the formerly U.S.-made revolver was built
by Ryszard Tobys and measures 4-foot-(1.26 m) long. To give some basis for comparison,
the 28mm projectile is 8mm wider than the U.S. military’s fabled “20mm Cannon,”
a weapon used primarily for destroying tanks, sinking boats, or shooting down heavily armored
airplanes. While entirely impractical and, one would guess, impossible to use as an even
mildly effective tool for any purpose other than felling trees, the 28mm revolver has
made its mark as truly being the world’s largest pistol. And simultaneously the world’s
most comical waste of lead.

76 thoughts on “Top 10 Ridiculously Huge Handguns — TopTenzNet

  1. Um Simon, you screwed up showing a colt revolver as a wheel lock pistol. WRONG! The wheel lock is a very early pistol, predating ye olde flintlock pistols. Visually, thing "Pirate pistol", though those were actually the later flintlock. Very bad boo-boo. Reprimand your researchers.

  2. I'm a gun person. I'm pretty knowledgeable on the subject. I generally enjoy Top Tenz, but this was a mess. The last time I witnessed this much bad information I was watching one of our American TV channels giving information about politics. This is a disaster and if the people who produce Top Tenz have any ethics, they will add, on this same list, a list of corrections to the grossly false information in the original

  3. The Smth & Wesson .44 is actually very accurate, and sweet to shoot. You almost don't feel the recoil, because the barrel sort of moves upwards when you shoot; and all S&W guns are beautifully balanced. It is a bit impractical as a concealed gun (unless you are a giant), but otherwise it is a classic. (On the other hand, in a Taurus .454 Raging Bull – conspicuously absent from this list – recoils towards the shooter; although accurate for the first two shots, after that you begin to flinch and miss everything).
    And yes, no critter shot with the biggest caliber will reel backwards (only in Hollywood): they will either drop dead on their tracks or run a bit on their own effort and expire soon after.

  4. watched the whole video there is so much misinformation here it is obvious he has no clue what he's talking about

  5. I normally like your videos Simon, but you really failed to do your research on this topic. The majority of your information is false or incorrect. Most pictures are not of the weapon you cite. Please consider withdrawing this video and not reposting it until you have corrected the false information. Although you have a right to your opinion of firearms and firearm owners, please be mindful of the effects of your opinion (or the opinions of your writers).

  6. I recently found your channel and I really like it. I saw you episode for the one million subscribers. I thought you went through a great deal of research for your episodes. I am confused because most of the guns you discuss do not match the pictures in this episode and some of the information is just wrong. How can I trust anything you say in your programs.

  7. You successfully botched each and every one of your ten in one way or another. Congratulations on your utter failure!

  8. you know what's more dangerous than a gun of any type ever?

    any kind of device at all which lets you make down any kind of character to which another individual at any point in time in the future can interpret the meaning of

    no control what so ever

    if I tell you to do something you don't want to believe….. you can ignore it….if it's on the internet it must be true cause, well, it's on the internet

    it's why this generation now believes wikipedia is a legit source of information

  9. I am a weapons designer with a specialization in small arms. I am crying tears of blood at this moment. My Brain is hurting and eardrums have long since ruptured. How can one get so many things wrong in one video?

  10. Dear TopTenz, you don't know jack about what effect rifling might have on a shot shell in the Judge. Not that we blame you, the Brit public haven't had much in the way of experience in handguns.

  11. Did you even do any research for this, or did you just write down a bunch of buzzwords and smash them all together into a uninformed video veiled with misguided bigotry against gun owners?  I could give a 10 year old 10 minutes on the google and he could have easily corrected most of the mistakes you made…

  12. This is actually hurt to watch. How can you make this vid about this item?
    Each weapon in hands of a civilian is a life treathing risk!

  13. Almost nothing in this video is correct, it's by far the most embarrassingly misinformed list i've ever had the horror of witnessing.

  14. This has got to be the most misinformed gun related video I have ever seen….. amazing just how much ignorance can be spewed out without the slightest bit of knowledge. Next time maybe do a little bit of research before spreading ignorance. Thanks and have a blessed day.

  15. I'm afraid you've damaged your reputation with this one. I'll be watching your future videos, if at all, with around 50 grains of salt.

  16. Stick to your tea and crochet. Let people who actually know what your talking about. You really have no idea what you're talking about

  17. I really like your videos. But you guys know absolutely nothing about guns or even ammo history. Please don't make another firearm video

  18. These videos you did on weapons have just proven you do absolutely ZERO research on the subjects you discuss on this channel. I suggest you delete these videos and refilm them after you've at least half as much research as is done on TIFO.

  19. The only reason i watched this all the way through was because of how absolutely clueless this guy is about guns. And the baffling stupidity was pretty funny.

  20. whats weird is… the desert eagle .50 makes the list, but have you ever compared that to say, a H&K USP? Or a Beretta M9? Or a FN 5-7? I have, and those things run the Deagle close in size(or, even as big as, in the case of the 5-7)…

    instead it's just a list of mostly revolvers…

  21. nice antisemitic graphic at the end …. you are going to lose some viewers thanks to this goebbelsesque incitement fueling libel

  22. A little isult. I hunt fish and camp. Did I say that many years ago I worked from Smith & Wesson. I was a fitter back then. I built my personal Model 29. Blue 6 inch .44. Love it!!

  23. Biased and full of misinformation
    Maybe stick to top ten insane royals and the problems they’ve caused world wide

  24. Foreigners….Gotta love "em! I guess this is why the Brit's HAD an empire………
    P.S. AMT .30 carbine automag rules! Grandaddy of 'em all !!

  25. Not only does the script sound like it was made by someone so ignorant of firearms that they actually might get hurt shooting that big frame 45-70 somehow, the writer forgot the Lil Deuce! Ya know, that muzzleloading pistol chambered in TWO BORE? Two bore being a chambering developed as a bigger brother to the more common 4-bore, which was used in "stopping rifles" to stop charging rhinos, wildebeests and the occasional elephant. It is well worth mentioning that the standard ball projectile for a 2-bore rifle is a half pound chunk of lead, ten times the weight of a 20 gauge "pumpkin ball" slug.

  26. Want to know what I think? Well I'm an American and I absolutely love y'all's videos. but if you can't stop knocking the US, l suggest you stop making videos on American topics like guns. The information in these videos is quite valuable, but I could do without the prejudice thanks

  27. Interesting, but there are enough guns in this world. Most of these guns will go thru a wall and hit an innocent person even after hitting a home invader or other target. Not worth it.

  28. At one time I thought this was one of the few intelligent video commentators left. Unfortunately, he turned out to be an incredibly bigoted and ignorant meadow muffin. Research? Forget it. Bias and lies to influence the public? That's just the ticket mate. Just like old Adolf, if you spout it long enough and loud enough someone will believe it.

    You don't happen to have a relative in the states named Acosta do you? First name "horse apple". Your bias and bigotry sound remarkably similar.

    You have just presented YouTube with a new low for video.

  29. I usually like your videos but this one is so wrong about so many different facts that i don't know where to start. How about this … i promise not to make vids about tea & crumpets, football hooligans, and the Windsors ( three things i know little about) if you promise not to make any more vids about fire arms – something you CLEARLY know little about.

  30. ??? Top Ten ridiculously large handguns??? Pfffft. Obviously an antigun liberal who doesn't know what he's talking about. There's just enough accurate stuff in this monologue to make the unknowing believe this junk.

  31. I wish these people who complaint about the material realize that Simon is NOT the writer. He is reading someone else's script with someone else's pick of pictures so wait until the end of the piece and READ if you can the name of the writer and then dump on him/her.

  32. This is the worst list you have ever done . Your gross errors started with the .50 caliber wheelock, which you illustrated with a .44 caliber Remington revolver, a weapon developed at least 200 years later. I really don't want to enumerate your multitude of subsequent errors, but suffice to say, using a .223 caliber AR-15 type pistol to represent some apocryphal .50 caliber pistol was the crowning insult. Please find someone who knows about firearms before trying to claim expertise.

  33. Let's face it if your using anything larger than a .357mag your compensating for a very small package. Or your American……….oh wait that's the same thing lmao

  34. Dude, you're an idiot. Please research before you start yammering on about thing you quite obviously have no knowledge of.

  35. So many inaccuracies. For example, a .50 caliber black powder revolver does not only have one shot, hence the name revolver. Also, there are many handgun rounds more powerful than the .44, including the 460 and 480 amongst others. There are about 50 other mistakes in this video.

  36. Step 1: Delete this nonsense IMMEDIATELY.
    Step 2: Find an American friend to consult you.
    Step 3: Make a new video with accurate information and show the ammo not just the gun.

  37. This is one of the worse video I have ever seen about handguns! I can detect your lack of knowledge of and bias in your voice. This needs to be taken down since it is riddle with mid information!

  38. I was going to point out the problems with your video, but, from reading the rest of the comments, I dont need to. I will simply give you a new word, hoplophobe. I dont know if you are one or not, but, you come across as being one in this video.

  39. What an idiot!!! Not really an unexpected grand pile of PS one has come to expect from the Britts judging by the accent and with the absolute lack of knowledge of firearms other than the garbage spewed from the ignorance of the anti-gunners. While yes many of these guns are "over the top" they do have a purpose. That last one is little more than a novelty item. On the other hand to say that the Desert Eagle 50 cal. is the favorite of gangsters and mob bosses is bull to the highest degree. While yes there are a few criminals that use them most would prefer something a bit more easily concealed and way less obvious and in your face. They don't want to be running around with something that you practically need a wheel-borrow to carry around. A bit too obvious to the cops. Then again most of what he was saying was just a jab at gun owners, most of who are law-abiding and perfectly reasonable people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *