Friday, October 07, 2005

A 4 Barreled .357 Mini-Pistol?

The C.O.P. .357 Magnum Pepperbox


Now here's one you just don't see every day, The C.O.P. .357 Magnum Pepperbox!

There's a good article about this mini-blaster over at Hell In A Handbasket.

Apparently the idea was to provide a durable, sturdy gun for off duty police officers who didn't see the need for their full size duty guns.

I wonder how hard it is to hang on to it when it fires?

You don't suppose you could torch off all four barrels at the same time, do you?

Click here to read the full post.

8 Comments:

At Friday, October 07, 2005 11:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading an article about these a few years ago when they first came out.
The gunwriter didn't even fire all four shots before he quit - quite a handfull from his description!

Merle

 
At Friday, October 07, 2005 1:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best small auto is the Kel-Tec P-11. It'll probably be my next gun purchase.

It can be found new for under $300, and it takes S&W maggys (which protrude from the grip) so you can use it as a companion piece for either the excellent Marlin Camp 9 carbine, or Kel-Tec's own Sub-2000 (specifying 9mm Smith mags).

Rivrdog

 
At Friday, October 07, 2005 2:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was after a COP for years, and when my pistol smith finally had one in his shop, I had the chance to buy it! After I held it, checked the ergonomics and the trigger I walked away. Rvrdog, I carry the Keltec P-11 and I am pleased and sure the it will work and I will hit what I'm shooting at -- something I was not confident of with the COP (but it is a neat concept) Sput

 
At Sunday, October 16, 2005 8:41:00 PM, Anonymous Badger said...

I remember being interested in the COP pepperbox when it came out (late 70's?). Being broke, and then overseas a lot, I didn't get to handle one until recently. Grip actually felt good, but the trigger was gawd awful; long, heavy and gritty. Weighty little sucker too, though given the cal. that's probably just as well. The design made sense, at the time. Since S&W magnumized the J-Frame in the 90's, though, I think it's time has passed.

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I want one. Friend of mine has one and I've shot it many times. With .38 special not a bad backup. The Mags are a handful though. I now have a Kel-Tec 3AT which I'm completely happy with as backup. Would appreciate anyone knowing of one for sale.
Thanks

 
At Sunday, March 02, 2008 4:28:00 PM, Blogger Reece said...

I have one. ReeceLHinze@gmail.com

 
At Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is quite the gun to handle if firing .357's, leaves a nice bruise. Much more comfortable to shoot 38's

 
At Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a COP .357 and it shoots every time I pull the trigger. The recoil gets your attention, but I wear a Bell bicycle glove and it's not too bad. My hands are not too strong (cysts in both of them) but I can fire the gun with one hand. At five yards it will make one ragged hole in the target. This gun isn't for everyone. But if you take the time to practice with it you can master the trigger pull and shoot a good "up close and personal" group. I carry mine concealed and find it to be quite comfortable.

 

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