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– Hey guys this is Alex
C. with Firearmblog.com. Today I’ve got my friend Patrick, who you’ve seen in a
lot of my past videos. Say “Hi” Patrick. – What’s going on guys? – Okay, today we’ve got five guns that are cool but pointless. Well, at least what we consider pointless. That doesn’t mean they’re bad guns, they work fine. They’re cool, and we’ve shot them. We like them. – Yeah. – And we just wanted to
kind of give our opinion on maybe what they could be used for, and our experiences with them. So, we’ll go from right to left here, our right to left. We’ll start with a semiautomatic Uzi SBR. The Uzi’s famous, it
was designed in Israel. This is a closed-bolt version, fully automatic versions are open-bolt. You can see Patrick pull the bolt back. I mean you really do have to be a bear to wrestle with that semi-automatic bolt. They’re tight. Patrick, I mean, how heavy is the thing? – I’d say it’s probably
a good nine pounds. – So a nine pound semiautomatic carbine that’s got kind of crummy sights on it. – The sights really are pretty terrible. I mean, the one time we did
take this out and shot it it really was not much fun. – Right, but at least with
a fully automatic version you can compensate for the poor sights with a lot more lead going downrange. You know it does look
cool though. It is fun. I mean it’s got its appeal, I can see. They’re not very expensive. I think I paid $700 for it a while back. Plus the $200 tax stamp and I had the barrel cut
which was I think 60 bucks or something, so… I’m not too deep in the gun, it looks cool in the safe. Everyone recognizes it. But again, I wouldn’t hunt with it. I wouldn’t use it as a home defense gun for a number of reasons. Patrick what do you think? – I think the only place where this is just a blast at the range, there’s really not any other real good use for a semiauto Uzi. – Right. But, there’s nothing
wrong with having a gun that’s just blast at the range.
– No. – Not even a little bit.
– Yeah. – So anyways, that’s the
Uzi. It is what it is. I’m sure a lot of you
guys may have experience with them or may even own them. I would say give one a try. They’re a tremendous amount of fun but again, questionable
usage on those guns. So next up we have a gun that I tested for the blog a long time ago and I recently actually bought one. This is a Chiappa T Model. They call it the T Model I can only assume because
Arnold Schwarzenegger used one in Terminator 2. Which is a fantastic movie.
– Yeah. – I’m sure we’ll all agree. If you remember, he flipped it when he was on the motorcycle. Which I probably wouldn’t recommend because it doesn’t have
an enlarged lever loop which you really need if
you’re going to do that. However, the 1887’s are really cool. They were designed by John Browning. The action is really interesting, even when we were fiddling with it today Patrick opened it up and kind of gave it his seal of approval as
far as the way you load it, the way it handles… – You just feel like a badass
whenever you’re loading it. – Like you’re in an action movie. – And then shooting it is a lot of fun. You can shoot it from the hip. There’s really not much
of a point in aiming. It does have a bead and a groove. I’ve shot slugs at probably 30 yards and landed them on
silhouettes with no problem. But, again, as the theme of this video is gun’s that don’t have a lot of usage, I would have trouble finding a legitimate usage for this gun aside from maybe home defense or throwing it
in your hunting vehicle as– – Yeah, if you had some
hogs caught in the trap or something this would be a great gun
to pull out of your hunting vehicle and dispatch them.
– Dispatch. – Or if you had a mount on
top of your side by side it might be a good thing to grab. But then again a full sized 12 gauge mounted to a gun rack would
be a better option. – Yeah. I think I’d rather have
like an 18 inch pump gun. – Right.
– In that case. – But, I think they designed this with nothing but fun in mind. I mean it is called the T Model, for God sakes, so. . .
(laughter) It’s not like they were
trying to sell them as a hunting shotgun or anything. What’s cool though is
it’s not an NFA shotgun you can buy this over the counter as a shotgun. It’s got an 18.5 inch barrel. It meets the ATF minimum
length requirement. And it’s a cash and carry gun. So we’ll do a video on this gun coming up Actually, it’s fun enough
that I’d like to feature it. And I’m sure Patrick I’m you’re
probably looking forward– – Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. – But yeah, that’s a cool gun. I look forward to doing a
full review for you guys. And onto the next one. We have actually done a review
on this together before. I did it in my odd gun
series that I used to be a little more active in. I’m sure you recognize this. It’s a copy of the full auto P90, this is a PS90. I really like that it’s ambidextrous. You can show them how to charge the gun. – Just… If you’re a lefty or a
righty it doesn’t matter. It’s got that disc selector. Recently one of my
favorite Youtube channels just did a cool review on this gun. CarniK Con, if you’re not familiar with Carnik Con, go ahead and punch that into YouTube, it’s really funny. The guy that runs it
his name is Dugan Ashley and that’s one of my favorite
– Yeah. – YouTube channels. – And I think maybe the
LNG Special might be one of the best gun videos on YouTube. – Sure. By the way, Dugan, if you’re watching this thanks for doing what you’re doing. We appreciate that and I think I speak for
most of the gun community. – Yeah. absolutely. – But anyways, back to the PS90. It’s a great gun to shoot. I really enjoy shooting it. We both agree that it’s a lot of fun. This particular example is SBR’d. I just did that because I think
the long barrel just looks– – It’s ridiculous. – It’s just goofy looking. I put a great optic on there. It’s decent as far as accuracy
with the chopped barrel. At 25 yards I probably
grouped in an inch which is– – It’s…
– Acceptable for a PDW. – Yeah, I mean, it’s respectable. – However, the ammo’s expensive. It’s hard to find. – Actually it’s gotten a
little bit cheaper I think. – Has it? – I think it’s right
around .35 cents a round. Something like that.
– Well ok. Well that’s actually not that bad anymore. I remember for a while
it was very hard to find and, you know, FN was
really the only people that were making it. I think now American Eagle’s
gotten into the game. – Yeah they have. They’re ones that I found
right around .35 cents a round and that’s right around 45ACP prices. – So that makes it a more
acceptable to buy as a plinker and the prices have come
down on these a lot. – Yeah.
– They used to be, I mean I used to see
them for $1700 and now- – Yeah I want to say
in Dugan Ashley’s video he kind of let out that he
paid right around $800, $900 for the one that he was
running with the longer barrel. – And for $800 or $900 as for as if you just want a range toy, to me that’s not a bad deal. I’m sure, like I said
also, with the T series you could probably find a use for this. A very niche use for
varmint dispatch, or… – l’ll be honest, I would rely on one of these for home defense. I think it’s a great gun for that. – Yeah. It’s a short maneuverable,
the recoil’s low, the only problem is I’ve always been, maybe I’m just overly cautious, but using an NFA weapon for home defense could put you in front of a
grand jury and show that maybe you’re militant
– True. – Or you were out to get someone. – That is a valid point. – I wouldn’t expect that
to happen here in Texas. – No. Not even. Not even a little bit. – Yeah, not even a little bit. But for some of you guys maybe living in less gun friendly states or something, that might be an issue.
– Yeah. But my thought process behind
the home defense thing is I’ve got a wife and this would be great to hand to Brittany
should somebody break in. It’s light, it’s easily shot.
– Yeah. – You know, I mean it’s
accurate and it doesn’t- Dougan did a great over-penetration test. – Yes that was cool. – He really did a great- –
– Yeah, and… – With all those pieces it would make a pretty decent gun to go
and hide behind the bed before somebody comes down the hall. – Sure, that being said, the theme of this video is guns that are fun but pointless. I would still prefer some other firearms- – I agree. I agree. – But, you know, that doesn’t
mean that this is a bad gun. As a matter of fact, I
really like this gun a lot. It’s awesome. It’s fun. It has all the characteristics that bring a tremendous smile to your
face when you’re shooting it. But, you know, there’s just something that’s always better for the job. With one exception of course,
that you mentioned earlier. that you mentioned earlier, that completely jumped my mind. – What’s that? – That was if this had a
selective switch on it- – Oh, yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. If this was a full auto gun it
would be so much more useful. – Oh yeah, i’d use it for hogs, and I’d use it for coyotes. I just don’t feel comfortable using this small of a round in a hog. I’ve shot a hog in the head with a 45 ACP and it didn’t kill the hog. I mean it’s- Hogs are mean little critters.
– They are. – And, while the 5-7 has
some good characteristics it’s really not great for
nature’s tanks out here in Texas. (laughs)
– No. – But anyways, enough with the PS90. We all love the PS90. It’s great. Cool gun. On to the next one here. – I think you’ve got a Ranch
Hand up there, don’t you? – I do have a Ranch Hand. I traded into this gun because
I just kind of thought. . . You know I grew up watching
the Steve McQueen show, The Rifleman, and they called them
“Mare’s Legs” back then. That’s what I heard
them called growing up. And he was always doing the flip thing. I think that might be where
that whole deal originated. But the Ranch Hand is cool. This one’s in 45 Colt. They do make them in I
believe 357 38 as well? – Uh, yes they do. – But the .45 Colt version is just cool because I like that it kind
of harkens back to the days of the Old West. Also we have a friend that casts bullets and he’ll cast all the bullets on this. Thanks CJ if you’re watching this video. But it’s a lever action without a stock and it’s got a short barrel so you lose a lot of terminal velocity. And you can’t shoulder it. I don’t want to shoulder it like sabre style and get the ATF on me but that’s just- – Yeah, I mean, I don’t
even like the idea of that. I think it’d be kind of painful. To be honest.
– It is. Yes. – That being said, we’ve shot this and it’s awesome. It’s cool to shoot, it’s fun to try and do the fip. I wouldn’t recommend trying
to do the flip thingy while you’re shooting because
you could shoot yourself. But I’ve admittedly practiced it unloaded in a room with carpet. And you can do it, and it’s fun. And it’s a really fun gun to shoot. Ammo’s cheap if you cast. You know, it’s a cool
little compact package. A lot of people look at it. You could shoot different ranges. And it’s surprisingly accurate because the sights are you know, decent.
– I mean, yeah. Those are your standard, lever gun sights. – Sure. – And again, lever actions are just fun. I really like lever actions. I grew up shooting lever actions. And when I saw these, when I saw that they were coming out I knew that I’d be getting one eventually. And sure enough, one came to
me one day for a great deal, and it’s made it’s way
into the collection. But then again, back to
the theme of the video, why would I not use a full size
lever action to go hunting? – Yeah. Its, its. . . There’s really no
practical use for this gun. I mean, I thought about it long and hard whenever Alex got this in his collection. And I was like, “Well maybe you should put
a full size stock on it. “SBR’d it. “Maybe it’d be a good gun.” And then I thought about
it a little bit more and I was like, “Why would I do that when, “you know, a lever action isn’t really that big of a gun?”
– Yeah. But SBR’d it would have looked cool. – It would have looked amazing.
– Yeah. – I mean it would be a great, fun… It would be great fun out at the range. I thought about it a little bit more and I was like, “Maybe with a suppressor.” And then I realized that they were kind enough to
not give us enough room. – You could do it but it would be a pain. – It’d be so much work.
– Put it under a lathe, – put that in, cut that down a little bit, and pull the barrel… – I just don’t know if the
payoff would be worth it. – The payoff probably
wouldn’t be worth it. But then you know, I’m sure some people have done
it and I’m sure it’s awesome. Because-
– Yeah. – I mean if you’re
willing to put in the work I think it’d be a great idea. – Oh yeah, subsonic 230 grand, you know, cast lead projectiles… – I think they’re what like,
250 or something like that? Yeah, that’d be outstanding. – But anyways, yeah. Fun, but pointless. Awesome. And they’re relatively inexpensive. I think new they’re
about 500 or 450 bucks. So, fun blaster. Especially if you watched
The Rifleman growing up. – Alright anyways, last and I
think we can agree probably- – – It’s definitely least.
– The least. That’s going to be The Calico, right here. A lot of them are called Libertys. This is the pre-Liberty. This is the Calico M900. It’s rollerblade roll-back like an MP5. Which is kind of interesting. But this fits so well with
the theme of this video. – It’s utterly pointless.
– I mean… – It is pointless. It holds.. . Well, you can show them the magazine here. This is the small magazine by the way. This is the 50 round magazine. That is the low capacity Calico magazine. You can see– – They actually made a
pistol variant of this. This makes sense on a pistol variant. – They made a pistol variant. And then they of course have the 100 round drum magazine. Another Achilles Heel of the system is the sights are located on the magazine. So every time you remove the magazine potentially you have a
shift in your sights. – You know I, We’ve never shot this for
accuracy so I don’t know how– – I can assure you it’s horrible. (laughter) It’s really bad. Also, another thing, If you want to shoot and load this you have to wind this 23 times. It says 23 on the magazine. And you have to, Show them how to wind it. It’s just like a fricking wind up toy. Anyways, when you store it you actually release the tension by pressing this button on the back. There’s a little clutch. Sometimes it’s a litte stubborn. – If it works. – Sometimes even that
doesn’t work sometimes. – There it goes. – It’s fun when you get a whole
magazine to run through it. However that really
doesn’t happen very often. The 50 round will go okay.
– Yeah. – The 100 is hopeless. – I believe we’ve taken it
out what, three or four times? Something like that.
– Yeah. – Maybe a little bit more than that.
– Sure. – But I don’t think I’ve ever
seen this mag run flawlessly. – No. But there are full auto versions
and there’s videos of them where they’re running right. And it’s cool because you can see the mag, the bullets or the rounds
spiral through the mag. – I’m going to be honest, I’d love to know what kind of witchcraft they performed on this
gun to get it to run. – Oh, they’ve probably got
a Rabbi blessing involved and then other clergymen. But I don’t know. – It would be hard to get
one of these to run right it seems like, because
I’ve seen lots of them. And I’ve never seen one actually do what t’s supposed to, to be honest. – Yeah, but I mean, you know. We were talking about it earlier and the concepts’ great. – It’s really cool, it really is. – If it worked, it’d be… Maybe useful, sort of. – If you had the short barrel, if you had the 50 round magazine. I mean it’s reasonably pointable and it handles ok with the
Kelly grip on the front. – I mean, I think even if
the 100 round mag worked in full auto with the shortened barrel. It’d be great for your 80’s action movie. – It was great for the 80’s action movies. – Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. – They have that market
locked on lock down. But other than that it fits so well within the scope of this video. It’s so pointless but when it works it just
brings a smile to your face when you’re pulling the trigger 100 times. Watching the dirt fly. As long as you don’t mind wasting, you know, 100 rounds of 9 millimeter which has gone up in price from what it used to be to what it is now. – Yeah, I think it’s like
what, 15 bucks a box? – It’s a good price, unfortunately. But with steel-cased tool ammo you know, you don’t
feel as bad. But still. It really is a pointless gun. I wouldn’t use it for home defense. I certainly wouldn’t use it for hunting. But I would use it to
bring a smile to my face. – And that’s the point.
– Yeah. I mean unfortunately like you said earlier sometimes those smiles are a little bit interrupted by the frowns
caused by the malfunctions. – By the malfunctions, yeah. You’ll be seeing bad
words and cursing the gun. But anyways that’s our videos on guns, five guns that are pointless but fun. And this is Alex C. with firearmblog.com Thanks for watching TFB TV. Also Patrick thanks for giving
us a hand with this video. – It’s my pleasure. You know, I’d like you guys to go ahead and hit the subscribe button. We’ve got some great stuff coming up. And stay tuned. – Let us know if there’s
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  1. Browning even hated the lever shotgun and asked the military to wait for his pump! Good video, I agree, but in the dark, alone and someone's trying to open your door-the gun you'd be happy to have is the one in your hands at the moment! I stopped a home invasion attempt on my home back in the 1990's. I counted three voices whispering at the door and at least one in their car.

  2. The Mare's Leg can be brought to bear with one arm right off your truck seat. Labeled as a pistol here in Virginia, watch out for sneaky laws.

  3. When it comes to fun but useless, the Sub2000 has got to be on the list. I own one in G17, love it. Shoot it at the range all the time. But even I recognize it's pretty useless. In fact the ratio of fun to usefulness might be greater in the Sub2000 than any other gun I've ever shot.

  4. The Ranchhand is a awesome gun. Great for camping, it has no business being on that table. P90 I agree that I'd also use it for home defense, or culvert rescue missions with a 5.7 on my hip. The shotgun is all home defense. Especially if it were a few inches smaller.. 🤷‍♂️
    The uzi and the other thing… seriously, why would you even buy them..
    I think the 3 are actually quite useful and highly effective. Certainly their's other guns that belong on that table way before the 3..

  5. I have the Rossi in 38/357. To shoot it accurately I have to rest the stock on my cheek. 38s are fine but 357s are a bit much.

  6. p90 is used by vehicle crews in military and security crews around the world. The round alone is innovative and the platform is revolutionary…

  7. Say whaaaat?? The notoriously awesome close quarter combat smg ps90 would make a good home defense weapon? Well it's made for the opposite in case you're a criminal … but sure, that thing…actually…
    You know what?! Ban assault rifles, all that crap. If you want a home defense gun, here's your p90! I would LOVE to see the headlines once america becomes p90 country^^

  8. Alright spock dont keep loaded mags on the table when you are showing off firearms especially with your buddy there swinging the barrel around your face.

  9. Steve McQueen and the Mare's Leg were in "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Chuck Connors used a full size .44-40 in "The Rifleman".

  10. It was not the Rifleman,that was Chuck Coiners,Steve McQueen was Wanted dead or alive,that is the correct TV show

  11. You don’t technically “lose” performance on the mares leg with barrel length considering it fires handgun calibers. Also they’re our only option for maneuverable self defense while hunting in Canada because handguns are so restricted.

  12. It was "Wanted: Dead or Alive" starring Steve McQueen, not "The Rifleman" which starred Chuck Connors.

  13. Chuck Connors was the rifle man . Steve McQueen was in wanted dead or Alive and yes at the gun Steve used.

  14. I always though the Mare's foot was a useless gun/rifle, until I got to shoot one. Very fun! The extra weight helps firing larger rounds. Obsolete as heck, but so much fun!

  15. In your video of five guns that are cool but useless you mentioned another site I can’t seem to find it or I might be spelling it wrong. It sounded like you were saying karma con

  16. In Australia pump action shotguns are illegal, so those lever action shotguns are often made with our laws in mind

  17. Strange, gun owners saying guns arent legitimate. Like hunters telling Clinton ARs and AKs arent for sporting. No clue on purpose of UZI and PS90!

  18. "I wouldn't hunt with it." That's about the stupidest statement regarding the Uzi I think I've ever heard. You two "experts" are totally clueless as to why the weapon was designed the way it was. You tout all of the things "wrong" with it without realizing that what you claim is "wrong" with it is NOT why it was designed. It wasn't designed for pinpoint accuracy on the range – it was designed for close-in combat and putting out as many rounds as possible in the shortest time possible. It was designed as a fully automatic weapon, NOT a semi-automatic weapon.

    Same thing with the P90. Again, you're taking a weapon that was designed for military use in close-combat situations and claiming that "there's no use for it" except MAYBE for home defense – but don't because a grand jury MIGHT not like it. The weapon was NOT designed for home defense, and it was NOT designed for "plinking" at the range. It was designed to be used in CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT, not for killing Texas hogs. Apples and oranges.

    And Steve McQueen wasn't in "The Rifleman," his show was called "Wanted Dead Or Alive." Chuck Connors was in "The Rifleman." As far as the Ranch Hand goes, again, "I wouldn't use it to go hunting." Well, no sh*t, Sherlock. That's not what it was designed for. It was designed as a nostalgic replica of a weapon used in an early TV series for those who are fans of the show, and was NOT designed to be fired from the shoulder. It was designed to be nothing more than a nostalgic "fun gun," and it does just that. Even thinking about putting a suppressor on it is borderline stupid at best.

    This is the first video I've seen with you two clowns in it, and I guarantee you it'll be the last.

  19. In WARFACE I have many guns (Its only primary) I tried the Calico the recoil I cant control it do I switched it to the AUG

  20. Fuck all these guns give me a Calico M-900 any day. Will I loose maybe….but I'll make them pay because ever 9mm I put in there 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  21. the p90 has been usd by the spetsnaz the belgin government and the french government andvthe bull pup configuration is a plus!

  22. FN P90 is a true Mil spec weapon. It was not designed for civilians. Special forces operators love it. It's the right tool for their job

  23. I've owned 2 M900/950 carbines. neither worked properly. the closest I could get to reliable function was with +P ammo. With standard factory load ball it had a disturbing tendency to either fail to feed or to go full auto. I've heard that you can tune it by trimming down the recoil springs. Furthermore: it is a VERY dirty gun, extraction and ejection creates a pile of brass clippings that accumulate in the receiver. And a detail strip for cleaning is a straight pain in the ass. Avoid, even as a range toy.

  24. president excellent wholesale rifle and pistol fantastic great alot of fun shooting there great excited everyshoot perfict fantastic great alot fun shooting excited anyway have nice day"

  25. You're a dipshit that's all I could say you should never ever do any reviews on guns you know very little your inaccurate on most of what you say all around dip shit

  26. Couple thing's: The Rifleman was Chuck Connors, not Steve McQueen (Wanted: Dead or Alive)

    In "The Rifleman", Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) used a full length Winchester 1892 in Saddle Ring Carbine in .44-40 Winchester with a large lever loop.

    It was in "Wanted: Dead or Alive" that Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) used the Mare's Leg version of the Winchester 1892 in .44-40 Winchester.

    Fun fact – both uses of this rifle are anachronisms as "The Rifleman" takes place in the early 1880s and "Wanted: Dead or Alive" takes place in the 1870s.

  27. The semi-automatic Uzi is the equivlant of a Mustang or a Charger with a 6 cyl. engine. Its not purchased for performance so much as it is for appearance.

  28. Chuck Connors was Lucas McCain, a.k.a. The Rifleman, and he used a rifle. Steve McQueen was bounty hunter Josh Randall in Wanted: Dead or Alive, and he used a Mare's Leg.

  29. As a Bear defense I thought a 14" mares leg in .454, with just enough stock left to shoulder, might be…well, not ideal, but unique.

  30. So the main reasons they're pointless appear to be "semi-automatic" and the fact that you're just regular people, not in actual armed combat situations where the actual merits of several of these weapons come into play. By your thinking an ICBM is pointless too, but if you needed to use one to stop someone from blowing your city off the map then hey, maybe the ICBM isn't so god damn pointless after all yea?

  31. For all the shooters talking about the desert eagle. Neat to look at, polish it and mount it. I bought one brand new and could not get 3 rounds out of it without jamming. Garbage gun.

  32. It's sad watching American gun owners be afraid of an organization who's whole reason for being is to infringe on the only constitutional amendment that clearly says "shall not be infringed."

  33. Steve McQueen was in wanted dead or alive that was the TV show not the rifleman rifle man was chuck conners

  34. Those calico's were really close to being a great gun. From what I hear , with proper maintenance and ammo they can function reliably. It's the ammo that makes them run right , cant remember specifics but it took custom loads in one video I saw.

  35. The p90 is one of the greatest cqb weapons ever made and is used by multiple of the world's most powerful ctus?

  36. Steve McQueen starred in "Wanted: Dead or Alive". Chuck Connors starred in "The Rifleman" and used a Winchester Model 1892. Just sayin' … :)))

  37. LOL I grew up watching Steve McQueen in the rifleman! Next time maybe try Steve McQueen in wanted dead or alive, and Chuck Conners as the rifleman. But all in all GREAT video!

  38. uzi ~ recoil operated & easy to reload in the dark
    1887 ~ reliable & made in the era of single shot
    fnp90 ~ rapid & compact & high velocity
    mares leg ~ faster reloads than a peacemaker/anything
    callico 100 round mag

    5 significant & not pointless guns !

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