Lemme just hammer this barrel a little bit straighter for you. ImproGuns Improvised firearm blog. Wonderful pictures, great article. Good personal testimony, Henry — I sincerely hope that you will continue to keep us informed and aware of the circumstances surrounding such firearms. Pretty nice handguns there, considering they look to be made from railroad spikes and water pipe. In India, acquiring a legally owned and licenced pistol can cost up to 63, INR, assuming you can convince the police of your need to possess one. Those cannot possibly be safe to fire… Not twice, anyway.
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Those cannot possibly be safe to fire… Not twice, anyway. However, to an unarmed or disarmed victim faced with the threat of being shot, the psychological factor alone is probably worth the risk to the user. For those of us half a world away, it would be a gamble. Katha takes a great deal of effort and is essentially a labor of love, and I would like to extend my appreciation for your work!
A small fortune in India. Good personal testimony, Henry — I sincerely hope guj you will continue to keep us informed and aware of the circumstances surrounding such firearms.
Locally made ‘katta’ pistols seized across India -The Firearm Blog
The problem is, unless you are local and knowledgeable des also personally familiar with the gunsmiths in your community and their products, it is hard to know which weapons are truly viable and which are not outside of the more desu external features, finish, construction, etc.
Pretty nice handguns there, considering they look to be made from railroad spikes and water pipe. The noise and muzzle flash from one that shoots a rifle round must be pretty intimidating. It gives some insight into types of weapons and unique ballistics of these.
Locally made ‘katta’ pistols seized across India
ImproGuns Improvised firearm blog. More than anyone else, you would katt the most likely commentators to shed factual light on the subject at hand. A bore gauge single-shotshort-barreled breech-loading handgun with a possibly questionable metallurgical pedigree — whew! In India, acquiring a legally owned and licenced pistol katga cost up to 63, INR, assuming you can convince the police of your need to possess one.
Almost all examples are smooth bore, sometimes utilizing a sanitation pipe or automobile steering shaft as a barrel. It may come as a surprise to many of us, but some of these weapons probably work very well, although many others are as likely to kill or injure their users as much as their intended targets.
ImproGuns, many thanks for consistently keeping track of — and posting — these fascinating articles. Look if we would ban all firearms criminals couldnt have them.
Just think what American home workshops could produce. Wonderful pictures, great article. This being far beyond what the average individual can afford, the alternative cheap and disposable country made pistol costs between merely and INR — the obvious choice for many.
Homemade firearms have gkn featured strongly in Indian criminology. Come to think of it, why not contribute an article or two about your personal experiences with weapons like these?
Some of the little autos look pretty impressive. The end result would be some guns that are made to adequate metallurgical and tolerance standards for their intended purpose, while the majority would be of questionable quality and functionality, to put it mildly. I do hope you will seriously consider this proposal.
This is all NRA propaganda………. Many thanks and much appreciation in advance for your understanding and response. I was thinking — does anyone from the http: Lemme just hammer this barrel a little bit straighter for you. Not to shoot them, but to put them on a display as a testament to the ineffectiveness of gun control.
Desi Katta –
Looking at them some of these seem to be more like home made hand grenades than pistols if you get my meaning. Desii really run the gamut. The insight would not only be extremely rare but also invaluable to one and all.
Perhaps some tastefull engraving?