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Old 06-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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I have been reading about the 10 gauge shotgun from various articles. I am curious about using a 10 gauge as a property/home defense weapon. Does anybody have experience with this, or know of actual cases of the 10 gauge shotgun for defense? I do know that Wells Fargo used them on stage coaches, but I am interested in modern pumps/semi-autos.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/10gauge.htm

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Jager' - I can tell you that I have only ever seen 3 1/2" shells for a 10 ga. shotgun & that they weigh a "ton". The only modern 10 ga. pump that comes to mind is the 10 ga. Browning BPS.

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Yah sure. Dont worry about calling pd. Ur just goin to repaint what ever room the bg is in red. No biggie. I have a h and r break barrel i use some time when i take my friends clay shooting and well it turns the clays to babie powder. So yah hd with a 10 is a hell of a way to dispatch them. ;-)

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I don't see much on the plus side in favor of a 10 gauge compared to a 12. Payload is not not that much more than a 12. Guns are often heavier/bulkier and very limited selection. Limited ammo selection in 10 ga.

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I don't see much on the plus side in favor of a 10 gauge compared to a 12. Payload is not not that much more than a 12. Guns are often heavier/bulkier and very limited selection. Limited ammo selection in 10 ga.
I agree. 12 ga. Is more than adequate for any human.
Its like buying a sledgehammer to kill flies when you already own a fly swatter.
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I have been reading about the 10 gauge shotgun from various articles. I am curious about using a 10 gauge as a property/home defense weapon. Does anybody have experience with this, or know of actual cases of the 10 gauge shotgun for defense? I do know that Wells Fargo used them on stage coaches, but I am interested in modern pumps/semi-autos.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/10gauge.htm
To add to everything, you're dealing with a heavier weapon so it will take longer to swing towards a target. Add to that more recoil which will take fractions of a second longer to recover from. In a defense scenerio, a fraction of a second can make the difference.
As for Wells Fargo using 10's back in the day, these also were black powder weapons utilizing a load about on par with a modern 12 guage load.
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Thank you or your replies. I am just curious about any cases, weapons, and experiences with this gauge. I am not going to use one.

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Just remember one thing. Its what you feel comfertable with. My main hd gun is marlin 30-30 people say im crazy until thay see how fast i can put 3 shot at 10yds in a 1in group.

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It is completely unnecessary, but I want one. I want a decent 10 ga double barrel (SXS). I am going to cut the barrels to 20" and have a picatinney rail installed. I will torture test a red dot until I find one capable of withstanding the tremendous recoil.

18 pellet 00 buckshot 3 1/2" loads will be like firing two 12 ga 00 buck shells at once. Shoulder fired claymore mine. Human wave attacks will be broken up in short order

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God bless you robo... I value my joints too much apparently!

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