Monday, October 18, 2010

Move along Dirty Harry, here comes The Rock with twice the gun

Check out Dawyne Johnson's aka The Rock upcoming flick "Faster".

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome action movie. Here is the trailer.

Did you noticed the hand canon he is using? For those who can't identify it, that's a Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull caliber.

In the old days Clint Eastwood's character Dirty Harry used to dispatch the bad guys with a .44 Magnum who according to him was the "most powerful handgun in the world"

I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

In his movie "Faster" Dwayne Johnson is using the Ruger Alaskan .454 Casull revolver. Although it may look a little less impressive than Eastwood's .44 Magnum due to a much shorter barrel (only 2 1/2 in.), the truth is Dwayne's gun is twice as powerful.

Indeed, the muzzle energy of a .454 Casull round can reach over 2,000 ft.-lb while a .44 Magnum is somewhere around 1,200 ft.-lb. As for the noise blasting out of that snubbie barrel...if the bullet doesn't hit the bad guy, the blast alone make his ears bleed and wet his pants.

The Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull is indeed a beast of a gun and it looks vaguely familiar to me.
Hmm...I wonder where did I see one? ;)

I'm ending this entry with an advice: don't pick this gun if it's your first time at the range and you just want to learn how to shoot. It may be the last time you'll ever touch a firearm.


454rugarr said...

Why would this firearm be the last one you ever touch

Unknown said...

The violent recoil would jarr your wrist so much that you would feel the gun was bad.For professionalls...and for the military.