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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:33:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 9:39:19 AM EDT by AKengineer]
Too ugly? Too revolutionary? Was it unreliable? The thought of a 15 round pistol that is completely safe until you pull the trigger had to have been appealing when it came out.


Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:34:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 9:35:16 AM EDT by DriftPunch]
Small rockets, what could go wrong? Oops, that was the Gyrojet... DOAH!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:35:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Small rockets, what could go wrong?


Dardick made the tround, not the gyrojet.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:35:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Small rockets, what could go wrong?

That was the Gyrojet, which had all sorts of issue including the ATF considering it a DD and being made out of pot metal.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:37:15 AM EDT
Trounds
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:39:29 AM EDT
no clue what a dardick is but this is the first pic on google:

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:40:34 AM EDT
I wish I could find one ...
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:41:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BattletweeteR:
no clue what a dardick is but this is the first pic on google:

http://www.cornellpubs.com/Images4/dardick_1958.jpg

That's it. They even sold trounds that were reusable that conventional ammo would fit in.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:42:08 AM EDT
Im guessing the trounds and really what is the point?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:44:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 9:45:34 AM EDT by AKengineer]

Originally Posted By Jerret_S:
Im guessing the trounds and really what is the point?

Could be loaded with stripper clips, was completely safe until the trigger was pulled, fired commonly available ammo (.38sp and .22lr), held 15 rounds when most cops and some military were only carrying 6, and it was all space agey looking.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:46:49 AM EDT
Its darned ugly! like chew off your own arm ugly!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:50:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By philc1:
Its darned ugly! like chew off your own arm ugly!


This. And with a name like Darduck, it was doomed to fail from inception.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:52:42 AM EDT
Having actually held one, i'd say the shitty manufacture, non-existent balance and 60 lb DA trigger is what did them in.

The fact it cost three times what a Smith mdl 10 did at the time helped as well.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:53:06 AM EDT
solution in search of a problem
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:54:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
Having actually held one, i'd say the shitty manufacture, non-existent balance and 60 lb DA trigger is what did them in.

The fact it cost three times what a Smith mdl 10 did at the time helped as well.

What was shitty about it? Horrible fit and finish? Rattles like an AK?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:57:01 AM EDT
Gun buying public is mostly men. Same reason the Ford probe was shunned by women.
Figure it out.
Now had it been named Darpus?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 10:08:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 10:09:05 AM EDT by renegade509]
Nobody wanted a gun called the "Dardick"??

1st guy: hey wanna see my Dardick?
2nd guy: I'm good
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 10:10:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 10:10:52 AM EDT by Plumbata]
Originally Posted By AKengineer:

Originally Posted By Plumbata:
Having actually held one, i'd say the shitty manufacture, non-existent balance and 60 lb DA trigger is what did them in.

The fact it cost three times what a Smith mdl 10 did at the time helped as well.

What was shitty about it? Horrible fit and finish? Rattles like an AK?


Made in the same Chinese factory that makes cap guns and little toy cars. Not quite as cheap as the GyroJet, but damn close.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 11:59:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 12:00:28 PM EDT by ElectricSheep556]
Why would you buy that ugly thing when you could buy a beautiful brand new S&W 19 for much cheaper and not have to worry about finding ammo?
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