Video: Shooting a .45-70 Derringer “Little Hand Cannon”

   04.23.15

As one of the most powerful derringers in the world, the M-4 Alaskan Survival in .45-70 is stretches the definition of what a pocket pistol is. Reportedly designed for Alaskan rangers as a versatile back-up gun in the wild, the M-4 fires .45-70 Government from its top barrel and .45 Long Colt or .410 shells from its bottom barrel. As a tiny “hand cannon,” the M-4 sure packs a punch in the recoil department.

If you’re wondering what kind of pocket you can actually stuff this monstrous “derringer” into, keep in mind that it has a four-inch barrel and weights about 16.5 ounces. Should you be interested, it is actually reasonably affordable and an used M-4s can be had for about $300 to $500.

You can learn more about the survival derringer below:

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