The 'Truck Gun'
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > The 'Truck Gun'

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 355
Liked 73 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default The 'Truck Gun'

I got bored.

I sold a few random accessories i had no use for for $80, and then I bought this NEF single shot 12 gauge for $80 bucks.



We need not get into "blah blah a single shot is a terrible weapon blah blah' but the reason behind this was to have the CHEAPEST, handy-est, lightest, short (not shortest), weapon that can pack the biggest whallop while still maintaining all of the above.

This will live in the truck/camping gear. Any time i go camping/wheeling/backpacking I carry a sidearm, but I am more comfortable with a rifle/shotgun along too. Not to get into some battle with or to survive the apocalypse with, but in the event that i need to fire something with more oomph than a 9mm, .45acp, or whatever I happen to have on my hip. Whether it be against a bear, horse, cougar, man, what-the-heck-ever you want, the math is still the same, and looks like this:

(1) 12 Gauge + (x) 9mm > (x) 9mm.

Sure, a pump gun with more shots is greater than a single shot too, but that isnt my concern. Pump/Semi gun is way too long and way too heavy. My lever action .45-70 is too heavy and too pretty to rattle around in the truck. I dont feel it necessary to bring along the AR or M1A on trips like this for obvious reasons.

Hopefully y'all get the point on that, so, no need for the "should have gotten a 500 and used that." In addition to the above, this was cheap as heck, and fun too!

K, so....

chopped off the barrel to 18.75" (from the breech face), chopped off an inch of the stock. Made a paracord sling, a front swivel stud out of paracord, installed a rear swivel stud, then made a shell holder out of scrap leather and laced it on with paracord. OAL on the shotgun is about 35"-36" I haven't measured.







This thing will kick like a mule, but it'll serve a purpose, and it was fun. this was my first time ever making anything with leather, my 2nd time ever making anything with paracord, and my first time woodworking on a gun, and my first time ever cutting a barrel.

So, total project cost is as follows:
Gun - $0.00
Paracord - $8.00
Leather - $7.00
Sling swivels - $10.00
Total: $25.00

I have pics of all parts of the process if you are interested!

__________________
If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O' Donnell fat!

Andrew - Landscape architecture student. Not landscaper

Last edited by Dr. Marneaus; 01-25-2013 at 07:41 PM.
Dr. Marneaus is offline  
7
People Like This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cattledog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Portland,OR
Posts: 1,459
Liked 588 Times on 378 Posts
Likes Given: 535

Default

I love cheap and functional The paracord sling is a nice touch too. Nice job

__________________
Join the NRA Here!


"You can have it fast, cheap and accurate...pick any two."~Me

"Educate and Inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them." ~Thomas Jefferson
Cattledog is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 355
Liked 73 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

a man after mine own heart!

cheap and functional is the name of the game here.

__________________
If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O' Donnell fat!

Andrew - Landscape architecture student. Not landscaper
Dr. Marneaus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dog2000tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,309
Liked 3735 Times on 1824 Posts
Likes Given: 13269

Default

well done, a very nice set up ... and wicked cheap to boot!

__________________

Member: NRA GOA

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Est sularas oth mithas

"either way, you were guilty by association, so you were smited...." JD

dog2000tj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 355
Liked 73 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Wicked, i love it. I'm from NH, thanks for the new england lingo!

__________________
If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O' Donnell fat!

Andrew - Landscape architecture student. Not landscaper
Dr. Marneaus is offline  
dog2000tj Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,063
Liked 1970 Times on 1067 Posts
Likes Given: 586

Default

Looks extremely practical and well thought out. You can get a slip on front sight if you need it. I think HiViz makes one.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of feces by the clean end."

JTJ is offline  
dog2000tj Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1175 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

Good idea and nicely done.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
dog2000tj Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5732 Times on 3358 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I like it! It's like those "snake charmer" .410's, but with more lethality. Also, god bless you for including bears on the intended target list.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTJ View Post
Looks extremely practical and well thought out. You can get a slip on front sight if you need it. I think HiViz makes one.
Pffft, front sight?!? Joe Biden says you can't miss with a shotgun.
__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
Concealed Carry Instructor
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AR10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 2,008
Liked 948 Times on 622 Posts
Likes Given: 229

Default

Biden is very proud of you!

__________________
AR10 is offline  
dog2000tj Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #10
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wiseman3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fresno,California
Posts: 1,206
Liked 405 Times on 240 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Now that is a sweet setup you got there. Best part you got to tinker and personalize it to your need. Got me thinking of doing something similar for S&G's.

__________________

My pistols, however, I always kept by me.
Jesse James

Wiseman3 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Truck gun in Pa magnumman Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12 11-18-2012 04:48 PM
The Russians are coming! First joint 'Top Gun' drills to be held in US Bigcountry02 Politics, Religion and Controversy 15 04-27-2012 11:18 AM
The AK-47: 'The Gun' That Changed The Battlefield ARnoob AK & SKS Discussion 9 10-14-2010 04:07 AM
My new truck Jo da Plumbr The Club House 9 08-05-2010 02:48 AM
Buy a Truck, Get an AK-47 dunerunner The Club House 7 08-07-2009 04:59 AM