By now, regular readers of the gunblogosphere should be more than familiar with just how whacky-assed some people (*cough*) can get with their firearms and those firearms’ accessories, as evinced by the… interesting… contraption photographed to the right. No one really understands the mentality that would convince a person to perform those kinds of unnecessary perversions of a perfectly functional firearm (*ahem*), but I just found out yesterday that it is well past time for folks like that to step up their game:
That, dear friends, is a Smith and Wesson 629 with an extended (8+ inches?) barrel, a Surefire flashlight, and a Cooey/Sears Model 684 single-shot shotgun, recently featured in Red and assembled by Movie Armaments Group. From what little information I was able to find online, the Model 684 was a .410 shotgun, but judging from the size differences between the 629′s barrel (chambered for .44 Magnum) and that of the shotgun, it looks pretty close to being a full 12-gauge.
In short, you are looking at the modern adaptation of the LeMat revolver, in all of its absurdly massive glory. I guess some ideas just never go out of fashion…
And yes. I want one. Without the flashlight, though… And a little more integrated could not hurt.
(Is anyone else bothered by the flashlight being on the left side of the firearm? With Malkovich being right-handed, the holster must be uncomfortable…)