Saturday, January 10, 2009

Most powerful pistol - the Pfeifer-Zeliska .600

For those of you who have become bored shooting your wimpy .454 Casull or your anemic S&W .500, you now have a choice to move on up to something a bit more manly, the Austrian Pfeifer-Zeliska.

Austrian Pfeifer-Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Magnum

Vince Lewis has the whole story of the Pfeifer-Zeliska on his website, along with a large section on interesting guns, and also a lot of stuff in other categories.

Here's a couple of short quotes from his site on the Pfeifer-Zeliska:
The worlds most powerful pistol is the Austrian Pfeifer-Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Magnum. It is chambered to fire the British developed .600 caliber rifle bullet originally made by Holland and Holland. This revolver was not originally a full production model but a one off, built especially for a wealthy Swiss gent...Mr. Zeliska.
With a Bullet Weight of 900 grains and a Muzzle Velocity 1950 fps, it produces Muzzle Energy of 7591 ft/lbs or 3½ tons !! the Pfeifer- Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Magnum is 8 times more powerful than a Smith and Wesson.44 magnum and 3 times more powerful than the Smith and Wesson .50 Magnum.
That figures out to a power factor of 1,755! Personally, I think I'll stick to my Ruger SRH .480 when I want a bit of horsepower..............

Hat tip to Luke for the website!



At Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Don said...

The gun's cheap when you compare it to the cost of the titanium pins for your wrists (it's not the metal so much as the installation that gets ya.)

At Sunday, January 11, 2009 3:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And after you remove the weapon, which embedded itself two inches into your forehead - you look at the target to see that it was vaporized (hit) or it peed all over itself in fear (missed).

At Monday, January 12, 2009 6:59:00 PM, Blogger KurtP said...

It bears a striking resembelance to the Walker Colt- the most powerful revolver it it's era, doesn't it?

At Monday, February 23, 2009 10:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, in its previous life, was it a crew-served, vehicle-mounted weapon?


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