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Old 10-08-2012, 13:05   #1
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Hey bac, got one of these?

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Ive never seen a Gyrojet in person, but I bet it would be pretty cool to shoot.
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Old 10-08-2012, 13:21   #2
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LOL, the rocket propelled, never took off, crazy design gun.
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:01   #3
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Is there still ammunition for those?
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Old 10-08-2012, 15:58   #4
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Is there still ammunition for those?
Absolutely, there were 6 rnds of it on gunsamerica a while back for only $999
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:14   #5
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BAC probably found one in 99%, for half what it's worth, at his local shop. They also had a matched set of Dardicks NIB.

Sometimes I think Willy Wonka runs his local shop. They seem to get nice stuff in all the time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 16:18   #6
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On another forum I'm a member of, one of the guys has a Gyrojet. He also has a Dardick. And a whole load of other crazy guns...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e23o...w&feature=plcp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKE2...E&feature=plcp
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:50   #7
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Back in the mid-1980s, I used to see these guns for sales at gun shows all the time. Not cheap, naturally.
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BAC probably found one in 99%, for half what it's worth, at his local shop. They also had a matched set of Dardicks NIB.

Sometimes I think Willy Wonka runs his local shop. They seem to get nice stuff in all the time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 19:24   #9
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I was always intrigued with those, but its not a conventional gun.

It would be cool to shoot one though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 17:26   #10
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the bore and line of sight are so far above the hand. It must be tough to shoot and have a lot of flip.
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Old 10-09-2012, 19:19   #11
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Wow, first time even hear of it.


Very interesting idea.
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the bore and line of sight are so far above the hand. It must be tough to shoot and have a lot of flip.
It's a micor rocket and little to no recoil.

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Old 10-09-2012, 20:15   #13
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Cool video for sure
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:21   #14
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Cool video for sure
For $175 a shot, I would have wanted something a bit more visually impressive.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:20   #15
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Sarco was blowing these out at only $99 each with twenty rounds in 1980. I bought one just for grins along with an extra box of ammo.

They are fun to shoot, but it takes the rocket longer to leave the barrel than a regular cartridge pistol. So, holding it steady for that extra half-second was essential to accurate shooting. Of course, it was only good for 10-12" accuracy at 50 yards anyway. The rocket reached terminal velocity at about 20-30 yards, so it wasn't a great close-in weapon. The sweet spot for both accuracy and velocity was at about 20-30 yards, just as the rocket quit.

Sometimes I wish I still had it. But the ammo was expensive back then, and ridiculously expensive now. I'd rather have a Dardick.
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