Sunday, April 23, 2006

Boomsticks: Gratuitous Gun Pr0n No. 27

Browning BDM 9mm pistol. The round thing on the slide is the "Dual Mode" switch, which can be rotated between "Pistol" and "Revolver" modes. In the former, the gun operates like a conventional DA/SA auto, while in the latter the gun automatically decocks itself after each shot, but can be manually thumb-cocked for a single action shot, just like shooting a DA revolver. Early teething problems, unconventional controls, and (mostly) bad timing killed this slim Browning 9mm in the marketplace. The knife is a ceramic-bladed Boker Delta.

1 comment:

James J. Na said...

I had one, and tried very hard to love it, but just couldn't.

The grip was amazingly slim for housing a 15-round magazine, but felt strange (perhaps because of the contour and shape).

It was only moderately accurate (which, with me, gets magnified to extremely inaccurate).

And the 15-round magazines were very hard to find.