- Why would Korth specially develop their Lightweight aluminium 'Sky Marshal' 9 mm Revolver?
- with the correct length shorter steel cylinder for 9x19 mm ammo (- most 9 mm revolvers are adapted from guns sized for the longer .38/.357's). - WHY? - when many Air Marshals flying about are using SIG autos in .357 Sig with 'normal' ammunition?
.. Maybe they are expecting these two (and three inch?) barreled revolvers to be used with special ammo that might not cycle the auto's mechanism. - They must surely have expected to sell them in some quantity.
Korth Sky Marshal Revolver With Side Mounted Laser.
- Way back in the Heavy-Hi-Jack era 1968 - 1972, Colts were asked to develop a fool-proof anti-Hi-Jack weapon for tech crew (pilots .. or "the drivers" as we called them when I worked in Air Cargo)
They came-up with a revolver adaptation that for security reasons had one 'pilot' carry the FRAME and the other (co-pilot) carried the CYLINDER. - Any hassle near the flight deck and they put it together ready for use.
Strange thing was that the Colt's cylinder was a Zytel nylon (polymer) injection molding with primers fitted in rear - and the charge & projectiles inserted from the front. .. No Ejector rod fitted as there was no cartridge case to push-out .. (it being a 'muzzle-loader').
- A similar 'muzzle-loader' steel cylinder conversion is now 'LEGAL' for British Target Shooters to use - a "muzzle loading nitro powder" charge that uses shot shell primers.
PLASTER OF PARIS and went down the barrel in sabots that picked-up the rifling spin while protecting the fragile PoP slug.
Dry plaster or 'chalk' pills were reckoned to be effective when used against soft fleshy bipeds - but were totally frangible on harder surfaces.
TFB has an excellent history about this cancelled idea .. eventually the pilot's weren't trusted to be armed but Federal Air Marshals were and they became widespread. Link:
El Al having some heavy metal on board.
In fact - Read all about early Mossad Sky Marshals here:
9 MM Frangible For A Korth?
"ISRAEL Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced Monday that over half a million Israelis will now be eligible for firearm permits after the government decided to ease gun restrictions for the country’s hundreds of thousands of infantry veterans.
Under Erdan’s reform, Israelis who served in infantry units are immediately eligible to carry firearms.
Additionally, police officers who have received similar training, military officers ranked first lieutenant or higher, and non-commissioned officers ranked first sergeant or higher will no longer have to relinquish their weapon upon completion of service."
Sounds logical to me,