Swimmin’ pools, movie stars, unbelievably crappy pistols…

Ian brought up a replica of an FP-45 Liberator, a gun many of us have seen but few have had the ‘pleasure’ of shooting. Got a little bit of video, which will end up on his Youtube channel in the fullness of time.
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Ian did point out that the glove was cheating. To which I replied, “Yes it is.”

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8 Responses to Swimmin’ pools, movie stars, unbelievably crappy pistols…

  1. Kentucky says:

    Found a video . . .




  2. jabrwok says:

    As I understand it, the Liberator was intended as a throw-away gun. Shoot Jerry in the head with it, then take *his* gun.

  3. Joel says:

    Yeah, but I don’t think they were ever actually airdropped into Europe. I read one article that said some were used in Asia. I would imagine the most important thing to know about Filipinos – (Buck can check me here) – Filipinos are not Frenchmen. Give a Filipino a gun and a Japanese soldier and there’s a very good chance the gun will be fired into the soldier.

  4. Judy says:

    Here’s Ian describing the gun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CjndIiZyJo

    I had to chuckle at the thinking of the engineer/management calling the parts non-gun names. Yea, right. Most everybody knew what they were building. Among themselves they called the parts what they really were and remembered to call them the ‘PC’ terms in front of management. Ah…the silliness of the factory floor. Glad I’m retired.

  5. anonymous says:

    Recoil appears to be rather ‘brisk’ ? I don’t blame you for wearing a glove, Man is the Tool User and hurting them is a handicap.

  6. Kentucky says:

    Ian sorta forgot to mention that there is a little trap-door thingie on the bottom of the grip allowing for the storage of a half-dozen or so cartridges. This is not a magazine that feeds rounds into the chamber, just a storage provision.

  7. Robert says:

    Air drop ’em into Detroit?

  8. MJR says:

    You get to play with the coolest toys from “rat patrol” jeep mounted GPMG’s to this. You win, I’m jealous.

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