Last week, we talked a bit about obsolete firearms controls over at the ForgottenWeapons.com blog, and that discussion made me think of a fairly recent pistols with a fairly unique feature, the Browning BDM. Mechanically, the BDM is a pretty standard modern automatic pistol – it uses the ubiquitous Browning short-recoil system, and feel like most other service handguns. What makes it unique is the trigger and hammer setup, which are designed to replicate the manual of arms for either a DA/SA automatic or a double action revolver. I think the idea was to minimize the amount of retraining necessary for a police department that decided to switch to issuing BDMs.
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!