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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Indian Ordnance Factory NIRHBEEK & NIDAR Handguns:

I was searching for current news of sales & availability for the NIRHBEEK and NIDAR Revolvers in India - but have not yet been able to find any fresh information.

Nirhbeek .32" S&W Caliber 'Top Break' Light-Weight TITANIUM ALLOY Webley Clone.

I read that IOR bought the production rights and factory machinery from Webley & Scott.

No recent information appears out there - However - I did find some video of Indian gun owners showing their guns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz6NF6ZG72Y


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLuWFUDsHac

Very Interesting .. These guns do exist and must be coming out of the I O F factories - However you will all be able to see the very casual and unsafe gun handling that is obvious on screen.

Nidar .22" Rim-Fire Light Weight Aluminium Revolver.
Sleeved Barrel - But Not Chambers.
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The three basic firearms SAFETY RULES need to be observed by everyone at ALL TIMES.

TREAT ALL GUNS AS LOADED

KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT AT TARGET

NEVER POINT A FIREARM AT ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WISH TO DESTROY
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These video clips show the guns being waved around in many directions and the shooter often putting hands and their legs etc. in front of the revolver muzzles.  I have seen many new shooters being trained and most would tend to act similarly unless prevented and instructed in proper safe handling.

Nothing new there then..

- Probably 90% of all newbies will listen and can learn to be safe shooters once you can re-educate them from the nonsense that they have seen on TV screens and in cinemas.

 - BUT I have found there is a small section of the "ordinary folk" who seem to be totally unable to listen and act in a safe manner - mostly males - and mostly young. (Females do seem to be brighter & more mature, - and they listen.)(but there are always exceptions eh).

Get those unfortunates off the range and keep them away from 'guns' and all other sharp objects. - Don't even let them near the controls of a car - or inside a working kitchen if you can prevent it.. They are not necessarily BAD people - just that essential parts of their brain are not connected or fully developed.

IOF over many years - (founded 1775) - have made many excellent firearms with the first Ordnance factory opened in 1802 - and these two revolvers appear to be high quality products - that I, as a collector would truly wish to own.

This is a very large and professional maker of Military equipment, weapons and vehicles.

There are now 41 separate Ordnance factories in this Indian organization. The Small Arms Factory, SAF is located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

- They actually make one 5 inch barrel 'Anmol' version of the Webley that would be New Zealand legal for target shooters:
... But these Indian 'official' legally available guns - are very expensive to buy - and this explains why there are said to be some 50 million illegal guns in India.

The black market "swadeshi" (self sufficient) guns are known as kamancha or even desi katta ("country made pistol").

Here is a link to an interesting story about that underground industry:

http://www.gunhistoryindia.com/2009/08/uttar-pradesh-land-of-la-tamancha.html

Marty K.