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Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Badger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:44 pm

Namebrand and I have been discussing what a compact/snub version of Ol' Tightpants favourite pistol would be like.
Imagine not being able to wear that big old Hogleg out in the open, maybe a waistband version or shoulder holster version...

This is a thread to discuss possible design features and ideas.

Rather than go down the road of simply chopping down the large version, perhaps we can discuss ideas which follow the cues and style of the original, so that the compact version looks to be made by the same company.

If we get something we all like, perhaps a full metal run may be possible........

The floor is yours :)
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby namebrand » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:18 pm

I can't wait to see some ideas start flying.
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Badger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:31 pm

Some ideas, to get things started.
I think all of these have some features and elements which are good.

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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Badger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:34 pm

Few more.

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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby cdabel » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:55 pm

The magazine is obviously an important design element in the original, so some version of that ought to be there.
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Manwihtoutfear » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:07 pm

I think it might be cool to base the design off of one of those fairly small, palm-sized pieces that had a very round handle. These were usually double barreled, stacked one on top of the other. So, only two shots but useful in a pinch. We could mimic the barrel found on the original, full sized pistol.
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby msglaigaie » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:13 pm

As an person who carries a gun, as a regular part of my wardrobe, on a daily basis, allow me to make a suggestion.

I think the Captain would have, at least one derringer style pistol hidden in a pocket or two. When stationed in SE Asia, I carried a 13 ounce, five shot revolver as a last resort. Very small, but the derringer is smaller. Something similar to a double barrel (vert) with a magazine and hammer fired. Yes, an original mag, not the movie mag. No, make them interchangeable. Brass plated and then blued.
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Badger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:29 pm

Hmmm.....

I don't think we want to go down the Derringer road. I feel it's just too small.
A Derringer is a hold-out, last resort weapon.

I was thinking more of a smaller, compact version of his larger weapon but still of a large enough caliber, decent enough accuracy, and adequate ammunition capacity to be his main weapon should the need arise.

Mal's original pistol is almost 15 inches long.

Can we aim for a compact weapon at half that length? Say 6 to 7 inches.
Shoulder holster sized.


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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby zaebra » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:01 pm

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christie's wrist gun from alien: resurrection! hey, joss wrote it!! :D

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original prop gun by noeland collins. no clip, but great look.

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awesome one-off multi-barrel prop..

and the last one i can't find a hot link for, but the url should work (it's my favorite)...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x92aqhrb9kbsstp/Slugthrower%20Pistol.jpg?dl=0

if you want more suggestions, i have hundreds of pictures of pistols alone that i have accumulated over the years for use in my firefly RPG. PM me for a dropbox link to my archives, if you're interested!
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Re: Mal Snub/concealment/backup pistol. Ideas?

Postby Yellowjacket » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:18 am

This has been a personal favorite...

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