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Old 04-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #51
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I was talking with my daughter about this just last night. She was in the Air Force as is her husband. Her husband gets deployed for several months at a time and she wants something for home defence. She wants a 9mm, I encouraged her to consider a shotgun. She comes home in June for a visit and I'll have her try out some of my guns before making a choice. A short barrel shotgun is what I use because of I have to the to make some kind of accurate shot when I'm barely awake the shotgun is more forgiving than my .45.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #52
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I'm curious has anyone ever taken their HD gun into a dark enclosed space to practice.

I fire my Mossy 500 and 686 into a hillside from inside my neighbors barn, the flash and noise are disorienting.

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I'm curious has anyone ever taken their HD gun into a dark enclosed space to practice.

I fire my Mossy 500 and 686 into a hillside from inside my neighbors barn, the flash and noise are disorienting.
The good news is, you will be experienced when someone comes in your home at night. The bad news is, you won't hear them come through the door because your hearing is shot...lol.
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What???????

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The good news is, you will be experienced when someone comes in your home at night. The bad news is, you won't hear them come through the door because your hearing is shot...lol.
I did use ear protection. Even with very loud.
I would guess a home defense situation could cause hearing damage.
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Thanks for the completely useless contribution. A very small framed woman or man, even, may be afraid or apprehensive about the recoil of a 12 or 20 gauge. The point was a 410 can and will kill, so don't write it off, PLUS it may be less intimidating to those people. In the event of a home invasion, I would say those people have EVERY right and it is most DEFINITELY their business to be handling a weapon. Should they shoot and train with it? Yes. Will that necessarily dissipate the fear of a larger gauge? No.

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The shotgun is a truly barbaric weapon, although it has a strange beauty. Look at its history from the lowly blunderbuss to the Mossberg 500 and so on and so forth.

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Maybe I'm not as wealthy as the rest of you and have a huge house w/ rooms that measure the length of football fields from wall to wall. In my home the rooms are of a size point shooting is possible. I'm not saying Rambo that sh.t but precision aiming probably wouldn't be needed. I have tried it out and it seems when I bring a firearm up and point then look through the optic or sights they are always right were I want them.

I'm still not excepting of the theory that shotguns don't penetrate as much as 5.56 w/ so many special purpose rounds out there.

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Maybe I'm not as wealthy as the rest of you and have a huge house w/ rooms that measure the length of football fields from wall to wall. In my home the rooms are of a size point shooting is possible. I'm not saying Rambo that sh.t but precision aiming probably wouldn't be needed. I have tried it out and it seems when I bring a firearm up and point then look through the optic or sights they are always right were I want them.

I'm still not excepting of the theory that shotguns don't penetrate as much as 5.56 w/ so many special purpose rounds out there.
I'm thinking that even with birdshot in a normal sized room or hallway in a typical house an intruder is going to suffer some severe, if not fatal, damage

In my house I have no room larger than 13x13, no hallway longer than 8'. Even standing in opposite corners of a room there would only be max about 7' between the end of a shotgun and the badguy. Seriously, what are the chances I would miss at 7' with a shotgun?
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I'm thinking that even with birdshot in a normal sized room or hallway in a typical house an intruder is going to suffer some severe, if not fatal, damage

In my house I have no room larger than 13x13, no hallway longer than 8'. Even standing in opposite corners of a room there would only be max about 7' between the end of a shotgun and the badguy. Seriously, what are the chances I would miss at 7' with a shotgun?
kind of my thinking also. the largest room in my house is the main living area, about 35x40, the master bedroom, about 18x20. so with those distances, i figure #4 birdshot should do plenty of damage, even at the most extreme distance in my home. now on a sidenote, i have one of those elastic shell holders that slides onto the butt of the shotgun that holds five rounds of OO buckshot if i should need it. so if i need to reload, then maybe i need a little bigger shell to even the odds.
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