The .45-70 is one of America’s oldest cartridges. It was designed in 1873 and was used in trapdoor rifles. The round has made a resurgence in recent years fueled partly by a handful of states allowing straight-walled cartridges for deer hunting when it used to be shotgun only.
While lever-action rifles seem to be the most popular gun to fire the round, I have seen others such as bolt action or replica trapdoor guns, but I never expected to find it chambered in a pistol.
While scrolling through Facebook I came across a video showcasing one of the largest handguns I have ever seen. BFR .45-70 is a hand cannon of epic proportions.
After watching that video, I knew I had to find one of someone shooting it. Youtube did not disappoint. So here she is in all her glory.
That hurts my wrist just looking at it. If you want to know the specs on this handgun check out Magnum Research’s website.
I think I’ll stick to shooting .45-70 out of a rifle. I doubt my wrists could take more than a few shots.