Calling all gun enthusiasts. In this video Jerry Miculek gives a rapid-fire demonstration, shooting 20 rounds in 1.5 seconds. Luckily the slow-motion cameras were at the ready to deliver some amazing images. Jerry is the first person to shoot “4” 1911 pistols at once on camera and the first person to shoot 20 rounds in under 1.5 seconds.
For all intents and purposes, the 1911 double barrel quad wield pistol isn’t very practical because it is too big, but it sure does put on a show. This gun was the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol ever and was designed by Italian armorer Nicola Bandini and manufactured by Arsenal Firearms, according to The Truth About Guns.
It is powered with .45 ACP, weighs almost five pounds, 8.66 inches in length, and has a barrel length of 4.92 inches. The trigger is a double independent with a single spur. The guns that Jerry Miculek has in the video come from Arsenal Firearms, who sent him two to try out.
Check it out:
Jerry starts off with both of the 1911 double barrel quad wield pistols and ten bucks worth of ammo. Firing at the target, it gets knocked over and Jerry’s hands are feeling it from the force behind the pair of pistols.
In the slow motion playback, when those bullets leave the gun, you can see the flame inside the barrel and a ton of smoke, confirming the mighty force behind each shot. The bullets certainly have no mercy on the target, which delivered 460 grains of lead downrange.
What you will notice in the video is on the target, the two side-by-side single stack magazines penetrate in a diagonal pattern. Again, the gun is very large gun with a metal divider between the two massive grips.
According to The Truth About Guns, the gun is “awkward to hold and the grip safety is hard to engage, making an increase in recoil and reducing the muzzle control.”
A little history about the gun in the video is this is a tribute to the legendary Colt 1911, intended for the sports shooter and the hunter. Jerry says he has never fired this type of gun before and is uncertain when it comes to the specs of the gun, but he is going to give his best performance with both guns and four barrels and doesn’t seem to have a hard time doing so.
In under 1.5 seconds, Jerry empties the chambers of both guns and has a great time doing it as he lets out a howl of delight when he is done.