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Just because the shotgun has the capacity to be the most devastating practical small arm doesn't mean that it always is.

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Just because the shotgun has the capacity to be the most devastating practical small arm doesn't mean that it always is.
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Uhhhhh....thanks for the tip???
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:32 PM   #133
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Yeah, but once you become proficient with one, LOOKOUT!!!
True. It's just that the gunshop wisdom is to tell someone "If you don't have a lot of experience then just get a shotgun".

Kind of like everyone wants to immediately recommend a double action .38 snub nosed revolver for any woman who is looking for a gun. Nobody tells the woman the difference between single and double action. Let alone tell her that trying to master a double action trigger pull on a lightweight short barreled revolver and get accurate hits is tough. Or that that really light weight alloy gun that is a joy to carry can be punishing to practice with.
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I think he means that in the right hands and with the right training and practice the shotgun is a devastating weapon. However, those who don't bother to learn to use it to it's potential can be left with a gun that is pretty dificult to shoot well and keep running under stress.
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I think he means that in the right hands and with the right training and practice the shotgun is a devastating weapon. However, those who don't bother to learn to use it to it's potential can be left with a gun that is pretty dificult to shoot well and keep running under stress.
I figured that....just seems it was sort of a random reply to my post, which was more of a "funny" comment than anything.

And yes, you are right about the incorrect assumption that ALL shotguns are simple to operate.
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No shotgun is "simple" to operate if you have never loaded and fired one before, I really feel sorry for people who have been led to believe that they are.

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I figured that....just seems it was sort of a random reply to my post, which was more of a "funny" comment than anything.

And yes, you are right about the incorrect assumption that ALL shotguns are simple to operate.
I was chiming in on Doc's post. Not replying to you directly.
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No shotgun is "simple" to operate .
sometimes its the operator thats "simple"
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I was chiming in on Doc's post. Not replying to you directly.
Haha....OOPS. Sorry.
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True that.

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