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Old 06-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #11
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Every 10 gauge I have ever seen has been a long son of a gun. I can't see swinging a 30" barrel down my hall. They do seem on about par with the modern 12 gauge loads.
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A 10 Gauge? Not!!!! Jager, wait until you shoot one especially a double barrel or pump! Probably one might even wonder after the shot who got the worst end of it? You or the perpetrator! I will tell you a 3 1/2 12 Ga Mag is bad enough. But for home defense certainly a standard 12 ga pump with 4/0 or BB or No. 2 shot is a better choice by far. And something about racking the slide on a pump gun telegraphs a world wide recognized sound to most all bad guys! I literally had one mess his britches (#2) when the gun was pumped on one occasion before my voice command! LOL! It is a universal sound!

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10 gauge 3 1/2" 1 3/4 oz slug....that's a man's round right there lol
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When I was a kid, we would go to the pawn shops with my dad. I remember seeing the old bolt action 8,10 and 12 guage shot guns. I asked my dad why he never would by one for me and he told me that we don't hunt geese, too much gun for squirrels and just too much dang kick to have fun with.
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Why get a 10 gauge when a 12 will do just fine? A 10 gauge seems overkill, like when c3 said he uses 300 win mag on rabbits LOL
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I don`t know why not, this hangs over our bedroom door & with a 24" barrel its very manoeuvrable..........
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Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
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.

I think that would be WAY overkill!!! If 20 pellets of #3 buck from my 20 ga in the chest don't do the trick I can get a second shot off before you can even start to recover from the 10 ga recoil.
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