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Posted: 3/7/2010 9:25:18 PM EDT
From ToddG's Pistol-Training.com blog:

Instruction From The Editor To The Journalist: Frangible
Arms just bought a four page color ad in our next issue. They sent us
their latest offering, the CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer. I told Fred to
take it out to the range to test. He’ll have the data for you tomorrow.

Feedback From Technician Fred:

The pistol is a crude copy of the
World War II Japanese Nambu type 14 pistol, except it’s made from
unfinished zinc castings. The grips are pressed cardboard. The barrel
is unrifled pipe. There are file marks all over the gun, inside and out.

Only 10 rounds of 8mm ammunition were supplied. Based on previous
experience with a genuine Nambu, I set up a target two feet down range.
I managed to cram four rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. I
taped the magazine in place, bolted the pistol into a machine rest, got
behind a barricade, and pulled the trigger with 20 feet of 550 cord. I
was unable to measure the trigger pull because my fish scale tops out
at 32 pounds. On the third try, the pistol fired. From outline of the
holes, I think the barrel, frame, magazine, trigger and recoil spring
blew through the target. The remaining parts scattered over the

I sent the machine rest back to the factory to see if they can fix
it, and we need to replace the shooting bench for the nice people who
own the range. I’ll be off for the rest of the day. My ears are still
ringing. I need a drink.

Article Produced By The Journalist:

The CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer is
arguably the deadliest pistol in the world. Based on a combat proven
military design, but constructed almost entirely of space age alloy, it
features a remarkable barrel design engineered to produce a cone of
fire, a feature much valued by Special Forces world wide. The Destroyer
shows clear evidence of extensive hand fitting. The weapon disassembles
rapidly without tools. At a reasonable combat distance, I put five
holes in the target faster than I would have thought possible. This is
the pistol to have if you want to end a gunfight at all costs. The gun
is a keeper, and I find myself unable to send it back.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:27:11 PM EDT
Not far from the truth.

They should give the gun rags away. To charge for the BS they publish is almost criminal.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:27:28 PM EDT
old lulz is old

but still lulz
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:28:40 PM EDT
Old and still lol'd
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:29:12 PM EDT
That's how they makes the monies, don't need none of those boring old facts.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:30:10 PM EDT
Holy crap that was funny.

Scary thing is that it is true.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:34:05 PM EDT

I lost the last gram of respect that I had left for gun rags when I read an article that seriously recommended the .40 and .380 Hi-Point pistols and .40 carbine as fucking police duty weapons.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:41:41 PM EDT
And a few pages later, you'll see a full page ad for the pistol just reviewed

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:42:49 PM EDT
Ehhhhhhh yup!
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:43:51 PM EDT
Old, but always funny to read.
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