Dual or Quad-Weilding? Jerry Miculek Takes on the Arsenal Double-Barreled 1911’s

Double Barreled 1911 pistol quad wield rapid fire  20 rounds in 1.5 seconds in SlowMo  AF2011  4K    YouTube

In suitably epic slow motion, Jerry Miculek has now dual-wielded the Arsenal 1911 handguns. Corny jokes about .90 caliber or .180 caliber aside, the shooting is – as usual – awesome in its accuracy and speed.

Seriously, Jerry Miculek is my hero.



Nathan S.

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  • Giolli Joker

    JM is THE HERO!
    Great promotional move from Arsenal.
    I’m kinda, positively, surprised that this gun seems to be more than reasonably reliable.

    • John Yossarian

      1. GY6vids didn’t have such luck with reliability.
      2. Jerry Miculek is an ANIMAL!

      • Giolli Joker

        I watched GY6 and I was thinking about it.
        How many jams? Less than 10 during a break-in period of 500 rounds? I’ve seen more than one review of hi-end (single barrel) 1911s with much worse results.

        • John Yossarian

          You’re right, of course. I couldn’t get my mind away from how the sights were falling off.

          • Giolli Joker

            Oh, yeah, the jumping sights maybe don’t fit in the reliability category, but surely they’re worth considering in the overall performance of the gun. I hope it was just the sample that GY6 got…

    • anon

      but 1.80 caliber closer to the 2mm pin fire round…

      180 caliber is 1.80 inch

      • Dracon1201

        .45 cal is relating to inch.

        .45Ă—4=1.80 cal

        Hence 1.80 cal is correct.

        • Giolli Joker

          It’s the academic discussion we’ve already seen: “caliber” is an obsolete unit of measure of the Imperial system.
          In modern times caliber is simply a noun used as a synonym of “diameter” when talking about bullets/guns as we usually say even 9mm cal.
          Needless to say, as you already clarified, I was implying “inches”, simply following the arithmetical effort of the author: .45 -> .90 -> 1.80.

          • Dracon1201

            And you are correct. That is exactly what I was saying.

        • anon

          “Hey buy me a box of point fourty five cal” -nobody ever

          • Dracon1201

            You’re right, it is unweildy, but that is the reality of the designation. Being consistent, you can still call 1.80 cal One-eighty cal. This is the danger of mistranslating what people are writing, this was also a stupid argument for anyone to start.

  • J-

    I think the coolest thing about that video is that you can see the slight variation in velocities between bullets as they leave the muzzle at the same time and one bullet pulls ahead of the other (in super slow-mo).

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      I noticed that as well. I expect it to be the same batch, and it does show why reloading is almost essential if you are into competitions…

      • tipsey

        Yeah there is definitely some slight variances in the velocity of each round, most likely so minor it wouldn’t be worth worrying about.
        Actually, might be ideal as the wake disturbances from each round acting on the other side by side may not be favourable?

    • Mister Thomas

      Yes, about a bullet length in front of the other as they fly through the air right out of the muzzle.

    • whskee

      I don’t think it’s a lack of consistency as much as being a mechanical delay. I don’t know the weapons internals so I’m going off observation but I see two separate hammers. Slight differences in springs or tolerances could cause it. My next thought was ever so slight ignition delay but I think the mechanical to be more likely.

      • J-

        The hammers are connected to a single spur. There might be two different firing pins but they are going to get struck simultaneously. You can see at about 2:17 that the bullets in the near (right hand) gun leave the muzzle at the same time, then one of them pulls ahead at 2:28. That is more velocity difference than mechanical delay.

        • whskee

          You might be on it, I wasn’t sure if that is camera angle distortion there or what.

  • Jack Morris

    This man is a damn legend. Thank god he’s on our side.

  • Miles

    The first time I saw the original ad for these things, the thought crossed my mind that one day we’d see someone ‘dual-wielding’ them. But my thought ran to some character in an ‘Expendables’ sequel, not the Master hisself.

  • Grindstone50k

    Yo dawg, we herd u liek .45s…

  • ColaBox

    You know your a legend when you do this and nobody cusses you out for it.

  • I want to see a slow motion gel test of two HST’s fired from one of these.

  • smartacus

    random question: Would a KelTec P3AT-T be a thing?
    -and how about a Derringer that shot both at once?

  • Zebra Dun

    Hand held .45 acp Pom Pom guns.
    I bet Jerry went home smiling like a possum!