I was reading the Ruger LCP in 9mm Poll. I didn't want to hijack the thread, so I thought it would be better to start a new one. Some of the respondents made comments about the recoil and blast from a 9mm LCP size pistol. So. Here is a pistol I would like to shoot at least once, but it would probably hurt pulling the trigger. The gun is so small, that shooting it would be a memorable experience (IMO).
Does anyone remember this little beast or has anyone ever shot one ?
Type Compact pistol Place of origin United States Production history Manufacturer Semmerling Specifications Weight 560.4 g (19.77 oz) fully loaded Length 93.98 mm (3.7") Width less than 25.4 mm (1") (21.59 mm (0.85") with "thin kit"
Cartridge .45 ACP Action manual-repeating Double action Feed system 4+1 round magazine Sights fixed iron sights
I'd shoot it just to do it. Not a range gun for sure! Wonder how much one of those things cost?
I'm decently familiar with it. Beautifully built firearm.
It's not a semi-auto though it looks like one.
It is magazine fed but you rack the slide FORWARD after every shot.
They are still being made though not by the original maker.
How do you spell expensive?
American Derringer Corp.
The legendary Simmerling is one of the smallest .45 ACP's ever made. This incredible vest pocket pistol has a 5-shot capacity, and the first round is carried in the chamber ready for instant use just like a revolver or a larger frame .45 Auto. The LM4 weighs in at just 24 oz., and is only 5.2 x 3.7 inches in size with a thickness of 1 inch. The LM4 will be produced in limited quantities.
I believe they are priced over 2 Thousand these days.
They never were inexpensive and "way back when" they were $900.00 (I think) which was steep.
There is one on Gunbroker now. NEW w/ 2 Magazines.
A recent manufacture in Stainless Steel for $2,500.00
I remember their ad in the Shotgun News many years ago, and their motto. " Semmerling for the man who believes his life is in danger".
Although they were expensive I was never impressed with a pistol who's action needed to be worked manualy.
I did get to handle an older one and I absolutely loved the quality of it.
It reeked of craftsmanship.
It was one of those guns that I would love to own if I ever won the lottery.
I seem to remember that a lot of them, were picked up by undercover police officers. Small; powerful; and very concealable. I would almost bet that if this pistol was found during a frisking, that the bad guys would not believe that this was a cop's gun.
It looks quit interesting to me, as others said looks high quality. I would buy it if I had the money to do so. Not only does it look cool to me it would be nice to have something tons of people don't have.
That would be a hand full. When I was in my teens I had the chance to shoot a 45 ACP derringer one of the members had. I remember watching him on the line shooting it and watching the fireball roll out the barrel. He handed it to me and I did manage one shot. Never had my hand sting so badly in my young life.