If you couldn’t afford a real pistol could you make one out of ordinary metal pipes? Obviously, yes for many of us preppers are into DIY (do it yourself) and there are lots of instructions that you can find on the internet.
The .410/45ACP pistol is a very simple design all required is a barrel fitted for either a .410 shotgun shell or a 45ACP round. The other part is the receiver that houses the plunger with the pin on the inside, this sits on top of the grip.
The grip handle is hollow which can hold a couple of 45ACP rounds or .410 shells. To shoot just screw the barrel with a round in it to the handle. Pull back on the plunger to cock the gun and squeeze the trigger.
When not in use, you can take off the barrel and now the pistol is in two parts which can be placed into your “bug out bag“. You can have as many barrels as you’d like with shells or rounds inserted when ready to go. Its definitely a poor man homemade pistol, what do you all think?, please comment below.
Please use caution and exercise all safety, if you don’t know what you’re doing then do not try this at home.
Welcome everyone to another epsiode of Royal Nonesuch, today we’ve got my survival pistol, this thing is completely done, modified exactly how I want it. It comes with two barrels, and one is a 45ACP barrel, the other is a .410 shotgun barrel. So let’s just go ahead and take a couple shots with it.
Bottle on the left, 45ACP.
Ah, hit the top.
We’ll have to finish that one off. Just simply unscrew the barrel here, and we’ll swap out barrels, we’ll shoot the .410 next. So you just screw the barrel in, and go ahead and just pull this plunger back, and set it. That’s how this works. So we’ll just go ahead and finish that bottle off.
Since this is a survival pistol, I tried to design it as simply as I could. Obviously, the barrel screwing into the receiver is very simple, and also the trigger mechanism is simple, as I’ll show you in just a second here. So this thing has already been fired, so it’s safe. You just pull this plunger back, here, and you lift up the trigger, so, just like that. You can see the trigger catches in this notch here, and when you pull the trigger, it swings out of the way and fires. Really really simple and easy to use. I also wrapped the handle in paracord, and covered that with electrical tape, and then in the bottom here, actually, this handle is hollow, and I stuck a 45ACP shell inside there, along with a .410 shot shell in there. So, it’ll hold two rounds, so, all you need is just the pistol. In a survival situation, just stick it in your backpack, you have it, it breaks down very small, and you can carry two barrels if you’d like, but you just go ahead and un-tape this, and the rounds will fall out, and you can use ’em. so that’s pretty awesome.
Let’s go ahead and do some more shooting with this.
We got a 45ACP loaded up, we’re gonna go ahead and try to take out that other bottle.
Woah. That thing sprayed back all the way to here. Even without sights on this thing, it’s pretty easy to point and shoot at close ranges, but I could add some sights for some added accuracy. We hit the bottle right here on the top, and it just completely obliterated it. That’s one of the great things about the 45ACP, it’s just such a powerhouse, anything it hits it pretty much destroys. And also, there’s no need for really an extractor or anything mechanism, because the rounds just fly right out of the barrel. So that’s pretty cool, too.
Alright, let’s shoot one more .410 at that bottle down there, it’s got a little bit of drink left in it still, let’s go ahead and finish it off.
Heh, literally a hand-cannon!
Let’s go ahead and see how this .410 barrel patterns. We’re shooting some 2 1/2-inch shells out of this thing, and we’re gonna see what happens at about five yards. So let’s go ahead and give this a try. We’ll shoot the top at five yards, and then the bottom at ten yards.
Ok, let’s go take a look.
As you can see, a pretty large spread. The barrel is rifled, it’ll shoot .410 and 45 long colt, so it has to be rifled, so the shot does spread out more than it would if it was smoothbore, but at this distance you could pretty easily take a squirrel or something with it for sure. Or a rabbit.
We’re just gonna go ahead and shoot instead at three yards instead of ten, because at ten it’s just gonna spread out way too much. So this would be about the distance if you’re dispatching an animal or a snake or something, you know, this is what will happen, so, let’s see what kind of result we get.
Alright, let’s take a look.
As you can see, we’ve got maybe about a one-foot spread right here of pellets. So that is a very good killzone for this pistol. Let’s go ahead and do some more shooting with a 45ACP barrel.
We’ve got a 45ACP loaded up, this is about 15 yards, we’re going to see if we can get some hits. No sights.
Ooh. Just gonna take a couple more shots.
Let’s go ahead and see just how fast you can reload this thing. So we’re gonna go ahead and shoot, and then load the next round and see how fast we can do that. Alright, so, let’s see if we can stay on-target, too.
Here we go.
So there’s the first shot, unscrew the barrel, fling the round out, put the round in, screw it in, and cock it.
Pretty cool! Fifteen yards, it is very easy to hit the steel with it, for sure.
Thank you very much for watching, everyone. This is a really awesome pistol to shoot, hope you guys enjoyed the short overview of it, it’s gonna be in my backpacking bag any time I go on hikes or anything, because it’s just a really simple and easy-to-build little powerhouse, that’s for sure. I’ll just take one more shot with it and close this video out.
Thanks a lot for watching, everyone, I’ll see you next week.