September 29th, 30th & October 1st & 2nd I worked on a DVD for the Japanese market that used high speed video & compared Machine Pistols. We shot (literally) at Desert Lake Shooting Club in Boulder City & used expert shooters to compare the models & stocks or no stocks & also used some attractive females to demonstrate the weapons. Part of the demonstrations included a “hosing” technique apparently in use by Chinese & Russian Soldiers using the force of the firing weapon to sweep the hoards of attacking enemy at close range. Machine pistols were developed for close quarters combat & don’t appear to be effective at much over 20 yards. We did however test a “Rocket Pistol” at longer range as part of the same DVD. This pistol fires a self propelled copper bullet & on the second of two tests was accurate enough to pierce a man sized target at the full distance of the shooting bay we were using, 150 feet as I remember. At around $100 per cartridge, if you can find them, we stopped at two tries.
I had a blast working on this DVD & look forward to seeing the completed version soon.
I got to fire several of the pistols including the Glock 18!