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Posted: 10/25/2001 9:23:30 AM EDT
Heard about a pistol called a "Thunder Five". I shoots .410, 45LC, and 45/70 gov. It is a revolver that hold any combination of these rounds, five total. Does anyone own one and what do you think about it?
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 11:34:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dale007:
Heard about a pistol called a "Thunder Five". I shoots .410, 45LC, and 45/70 gov. It is a revolver that hold any combination of these rounds, five total. Does anyone own one and what do you think about it?




I don't own one but I have sold & shot them. I strongly suggest you avoid the 45/70 model. A bit of trivia is that the Thunder Five is the only revolver with a safety.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 7:21:11 PM EDT
I saw one in person for the first time today at a gun show. It is a lot bigger than it looks on their website.

Unfortunately, I didn't play touchy-feely with it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 7:38:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Originally Posted By Dale007:


I don't own one but I have sold & shot them. I strongly suggest you avoid the 45/70 model. A bit of trivia is that the Thunder Five is the only revolver with a safety.



Not true! I fondled a Heritage single action today at the Melbourne gun show that clearly had a safety on it. It was a hammer block deal with a lever on the left side.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 8:47:11 PM EDT
The Thunder Five has two models. One chambers for the 45LC/.410 rounds. The second one chambers for the 45/70. I have seen one shot the 45/70 round. Coming from a real short barrel. The flame was like two feet long during a real bright and sunny day. I consider the Thunder Five as a shooting paperweight.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 9:00:12 PM EDT
This pistol had a semi starring role in the film 3 Kings. Probably at Blockbuster.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 9:03:14 PM EDT
Saw a couple at gun shops, but didn't handle them.
www.thunder5.com
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 11:56:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2001 11:51:00 PM EDT by tcsd1236]
Have seen it discussed in magazines, but have never seen one. If I really wanted a revolver that worked with multiple calibers( beyond your average 38 spc/ 357 Mag diversity), I think I'd lean more towards the Medussa.
www.phillipsrodgers.com/Medusa.htm

Thats some real caliber diversity!
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