black powder revolver? (1 Viewer)

Aug 14, 2017
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I just found out black powder revolvers - real old replica six shot ones with lead balls not bullets - can be mail ordered. Mostly I just want one cause it's so fucking awesome but is it a bad idea to carry a gun like this on the road?
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Dec 25, 2008
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outside omaha
I own several, they are fun to shoot, but kind of a pain in the ass to keep clean. And cops will still fuck with you, so I wouldn’t carry one with me.


Aug 6, 2017
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Get your concealed license, some states have reciprocity in 30+ other states, and when your in a non reciprocal state just take the clip and ammo out and leave it in your pack or open carry if you have the balls. Actual compact semi auto pistols can be bought for 100$ all day, would be much more effective and accurate than lead balls and gunpowder
Jun 14, 2016
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Cincinnati ,OH
Unnecessary on the road (imo), your wits and instinct will get you farther. Especially compared to the cop aspect.

Never had a need for that. Unless you're on the hunting aspect, but even still...seems more of a hassle than anything.

Sounds like a sweet gun tho. I thoroughly enjoy firearms grew up with them forever

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Seems impractical for your stated purpose, keepin yer powder dry & all - perhaps a must-have accessory for a militant dilettante or memorabilia collector


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Mar 22, 2017
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Fairfield Idaho.
They are fun. Practical they are not. Alot of practice is required to pack your shots even everytime. Keeping a ball and powder loaded brings even more risk. If it becomes unpacked and the ball loosens and you try to fire it it makes a good bomb not gun. Then you need powder balls wads cleaning kit with rod you will need a dealer to unjam the fucker too... not practical.


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Dec 12, 2013
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Slab City, CA
close range hunting and self defense probably, that's part of why I'm asking, how useful/practical are guns on the road or on the rails?
If you're doing some (long-ish-term?) camping in the woods, I would recommend trying to get your hands on one of these:

It has excellent reviews, and my favorite part is that it easily breaks completely down and stores inside it's own stock, which also floats.


Feb 24, 2018
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One of my favorite YouTube channels:
May answer some of your questions or give you more ideas.


Oct 5, 2018
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If you do decide to use a bp pistol, check out the howdah pistol. Def my fav bp firearm, not that i can hit anything with it

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