Sorti wrote:The next sound heard after racking a shot guns is ...... BOOM!
divegeek wrote:Better yet, keep the shotty loaded so the first sound is BOOM.
Aether wrote:divegeek wrote:Better yet, keep the shotty loaded so the first sound is BOOM.
Is that OK?
I've heard that shotguns lack a lot of the internal safety features found in handguns and have never felt comfortable keeping mine chambered. Even though it's less likely for it to get dropped or something, I still don't like the idea of an accidental discharge.
ennis wrote:For years people have written and talked about the tremendous psychological impact the sound of a 12ga pump, being racked. My friends, Stan and Wendy, woke up with someone in their house. The burglar, opened the door to their bedroom and looked in. They had a 12ga 870 and an M1 Garand under their bed.
UtahSCCC wrote:That's why I keep bird shot in my shotgun when I am using it for home defense, not likely to go through the ever so thin walls of our apartment.
jaredbelch wrote:UtahSCCC wrote:That's why I keep bird shot in my shotgun when I am using it for home defense, not likely to go through the ever so thin walls of our apartment.
Or the bad guy if he is more than a few feet away.
Don't rely on birdshot to hit any vital organs in a person. I'm not volunteering to step in front of a load of birdshot, but it won't incapacitate most people.
Zacharia wrote:I have to disagree.
After seeing what it does to animals and a variety of other objects at 15+ yards I have no doubt that it would be sufficient at the MAYBE 15 feet most encounters in your home will be in.
Can anyone show me any proof that it is not effective at the ranges encountered in a home or apartment?
I saw a gunshot victim, about 5' 10" and 200 lbs, taken to the operating room with a shotgun wound to the chest. He was shot at a range of six feet at a distance of just over the pectoralis muscle. He was sitting on his front porch and walked to the ambulance. We explored the chest after x-rays were taken. The ER doc had said 'buckshot' wound, but this was obviously not accurate.
It was # 6 shot. There was a crater in the skin over an inch in diameter. When the shot hit the level of the ribs, it spread out about five inches. There was ONE pellet that had passed between the ribs and entered the pericardium, but not damaged the heart at all. As you say, 'use birdshot for little birds'.
Zacharia wrote:Everyone talks about using it to minimize over penetration, yet the tests I have seen shows 00 shot going through two layers of drywall consistently.
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