Shotgun 1911 From Thailand


The folks over at Recoil posted these pictures of what looks like a custom single shot shotgun 1911 from Thailand. I couldn’t find much info about it, an image search showed this forum thread┬áin Thai. I wonder how much it hurts when you shoot it.

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  • Nicks87

    Devastating at close range.

    • pshinn

      to you or the perp?

      • PGConley

        Probably both.

  • BattleshipGrey

    That is sweet. Too bad there’d be a ton of paperwork here in the US to own one.

    • Southpaw89

      Making it as a .45/410 would be a way around the paperwork, not as powerful, but easier to own.

      • BattleshipGrey

        That kind of takes the awe out of it. If I were going to have a .410 pistol, I might as well have a 5 shot Judge instead of a single shot 1911.

        • MichaelZWilliamson

          Or you might as well not bother with the .410, since at that length, it’s far less powerful than a .45 Colt, and only intimidates the ignorant.

    • Tassiebush

      I doubt the owner is complying with their local paperwork requirements.

  • Phillip Cooper

    It’s really more of a Derringer, wouldn’t you say? Far too short to even be called a proper shotgun.

    I’ll stick with my real 1911s, or my grudgingly-respected Glock 17.

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  • Paul White

    Ow. That sounds terribly painful.

  • iksnilol

    Seems like a good intimidation gun. The big muzzle of a shotgun is scary, especially to someone who isn’t familiar with guns.And if you need to fire it, the big blast and fireball will give others second thoughts about continuing what they were doing.

    Seems like a good weapon in places with strict gun control (like Thailand or India) + shotgun ammo is easy to make or find.

    • M.j. Zuzich

      Your eyes will see the crime. Pull that trigger and your wrist will know the punishment.

      • LCON

        the wrist breaker returns

  • Phil Hsueh

    Imagine what the ATF would think of this, would it be a SBS or an AOW?

    • Cymond

      AOW. It would be an SBS if it has ever had a shoulder stock equipped, which it probably hasn’t.

      Franklin Armory makes a 12ga single-shot upper floor the Beretta 92/96 (and Taurus) pistols called the Convert. They also make an underbarrel mount for … breaching???

    • franklinarmory

      AOW. I have one that works with a Beretta 92. Shooting it off hand is not recommended even with 2.75″ trap loads. However, we added a pica tinny mount so it can be mounted below a carbine. That works very well with full power liads.

  • geddys_uncle

    give it to Joe Biden

  • Anomanom

    0_o Good grief. It’s like an Obrez. If the projectile doesn’t get them, the blast of fire just might. Is it wrong that i want one?

  • PARAMEDIC70002

    You can store an ice pack, ibuprofen, and a RedBull in the mag well.

  • Bob

    Hurts so good? You know, if you’re into that.

  • Tassiebush

    It’s a good candidate for practicing with a chamber adapter.

  • RICH

    Pray this doesn’t become available here in the U.S. If it does I would imagine the alphabet police will start ‘outlawing’ shotgun slugs or oo buck ! ! I do have to admit… it is pretty neat!!

  • Sulaco

    Q :I wonder how much it hurts when you shoot it.
    A: A LOT!

  • kawa

    Hmmmmm, talk about a big ass gun…I wonder if the barrel is rifled to get around ATF like the judge is.

    • Paladin

      Probably not, since it’s not from the U.S. and therefore has no reason to comply with American firearms classification laws.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        And it wouldn’t matter, in 12 gauge, since there’s no similar handgun cartridge to double it with.

  • Alex Pei

    Kaboom waiting to happen IMO.

  • Jamie Clemons

    12gauge LOL that is going to hurt. My long pump shotgun has enough recoil. I can hardly imagine what it would feel like to shoot something that light.

  • BambiB

    Back when I was in Thailand (mid 1960s) you could have any sort of gun made up for you that you’d like. They weren’t always “first quality” (might be prone to explode!) but shotgun pistols (not this fancy) were quite common.

    One Kamoy (thief) decided to hold up a bus on Doi Sutep mountain. Apparently the passengers were not suitably intimidated by his 12-gauge shotgun pistol, so he decided to fire it to impress them. This was a bad idea for two reasons.

    1) It was a single shot, and,
    2) The recoil caused the pistol to hit him in the head, knocking him unconscious.

    The passengers from the bus simply gathered their belongings and got back on the bus, leaving the highwayman at the side of the road.