.45-70 Derringer Shooting Video

BigDaddyHoffman1911 coming to you. There she is, guys. That’s the M-4 Alaskan Survival Derringer. It’s chambered in .45-70 on the top, 45 Long Colt and 410. I think we’re just about ready to get us some of this.

Ready, Greg?


Let’s do it. Let’s go for the shaving cream. It will hit the—

Top one.

No, it’s going to hit the bottom one. We have a 410 double buck in it. Ready?

That’s not that bad. I’ll tell you what, let’s load her back up.

You’ve still got one in it.

There’s only two shots. The top barrel takes the .45-70. The bottom barrel takes the 410 and .45 Colt. I’ll put a .45 Colt in it now. I do want to show you one things about this. Before you load it, you need to put the safety on. Can you see it, Greg?


Pull it back like this. Put the safety on. Then, you’ve got to mash this in. Flip this lever right here open. Then you’re safe to load it. Otherwise, your firing pins stick out here when you slam this cylinder shut. It could make a round go off. I was fortunate enough to have one of my viewers point this out to me. Let’s shoot this .45. That’s what I’m shooting—some Hornady hollow point. Let’s try the baby cow. Get your shot where you want it. Are you ready?


Who’s next?

You are.

This is a .45-70. Take a good look at it because it’s very likely to be the last one you see of me shooting this one. We’ll lock it in, and we’ll give her a whirl. Here we go, guys.

You can’t say I didn’t shoot the blang thing.

I must admit I’m shaken a little bit. I’m going to leave the camera on. I’m going to show you. There’s the round. They can’t say Big Daddy is a wussy. My hand is hurting like crap. Guys, I had surgery on my hand—about $27,000 to $30,000 worth of surgery—where I cut it years ago. I’ve got my son, Greg, filming this today behind the camera. I took one for the team. What do you think here, big boy?

I’m glad you took one for the team on that one.

You’re scared to do it now.


I can tell you’re scared.


Yes, you’re scared.

You just saw BigDaddyHoffman shoot this little baby Derringer. I can’t let him beat me. I’ve got to shoot it with a .45-70 too just to show him up.

I don’t really think you need to do this.

You don’t?


Why not?

I don’t want to see you get hurt, son.

It’s going to be all right.

All right, here we go.

I hate you for that one.

Here we go.

I did it one time, and I’m never doing it again.

Your turn, Thomas.

No, no, no, no.

Come on, guys. Does that hurt? No pain, no gain. You know what they say.

Did the first trigger pull hurt you the worst or the second?

Do you need to go to the hospital?


Take that empty round out of there, and show people you did fire that .45-70.

That was awful. You have a release here.

There it is.

There it is. It’s a little baby round out of a baby gun. You can see where it kind of made my hand a little numb. I’m feeling a little red right here.

Poor little baby. When you’ve got a big grizzly bear coming at you guys, you’ve got the option of .45-70, which I wouldn’t want to do a whole lot. It’s not one you want to take to the range and plink all day with. It’s not a plinker. If it comes to protecting your life against a bear, I’d definitely pull the trigger on it. I’ll pull the trigger on it again once my hand stops tingling. I haven’t felt that tingly since I was on my first date. [laughs] Are we going to take it up there and shoot it some more?

I thought you said you wanted to use that whole box of .45-70 out of that.

I don’t think so. If you like this video, please like, favorite and subscribe. I know I was wielding the gun around here, but as you can see, it’s unloaded. Always remember, Big Daddy loves you. Hoorah.