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  • Why isn’t more people using the 20 Gauge for Home Defense?

    08/29/2018 5:40:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 112 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/29/2018 | C Baker
    If you can give up a small perceived ballistic advantage and in exchange, get the ability shoot the gun better, that's a worthwhile trade-off. But even so, I don’t usually recommend a 20 gauge shotgun over a 12 gauge for home defense. And not because it isn't powerful enough. It has a lot more to do with the lack of industry support for the 20 gauge. The shotguns you can buy today that are set up for self-defense are almost all based on shotguns used by law enforcement and the military. For the last century or more, almost 100% of...
  • Ban Shotguns? Dem Maryland Guv Candidate Seems to Suggest It

    07/01/2018 6:19:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So much for the liberals’ lie that they’re only advocating “sensible” gun-safety regulation . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Ben Jealous, the former President of the NAACP and now Maryland Dem gubernatorial candidate, seems to suggest banning shotguns. Commenting on the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, Jealous said: “We will, in the next [Maryland state] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Get the rest of...
  • Top Home Defense Shotguns

    03/05/2018 6:34:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/5/2018 | J Hines
    Shotguns have always been a major firearm used in hunting and home defense. They are versatile in hunting and you can choose the loads and chokes. For home defense lately, the innovation of magazine fed seems to be the craze among gun enthusiasts. Here are top 5 shotguns to look at for home defense. Remington 870 shotgun Historically the 870 have played a huge role for the military and law enforcement as the go to shotgun. This new 870 version comes with a short barrel and a detachable box magazine. With the quick reload capability its a big eye opener...
  • Fostech Origin 12 – Damn Fast Shotgun

    01/18/2018 5:08:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/ | J Hines
    In this video we go down the rabbit hole with a suppressed Fostech Origin 12 SBS, this truly is one sick fast shotgun. We have seen Jerry Miculek outrun several shotguns in our time spent with him and the family, but he’s never been behind an Origin 12 on film to our knowledge. Hopefully we’ll be able to put that to the test in the near future. Erik from Iraqveteran8888 runs 30 shots in 8 seconds with a 12 gauge suppressor. He's using a Salvo12 suppressor Nine 3/4 inch barrel 30 round drum (comes in 20 round drum, 10 shot...
  • 10 Classic Shotguns for the Ages

    11/14/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2017 | L Case
    There is something about a stately old shotgun that lures us in and tempts us to pick it up, shoulder it and dream of where it’s been. Worn bluing and scarred walnut gives a hint of the days in a duck blind, grouse woods or a trap and skeet field. Most of those venerable shotguns started out in factories and on gun shop racks, and hunters and shooters across America chose the ones they thought were best. Eventually, the greatest guns stood out. Here are 10 shotguns that I believe must be considered among the classics. BROWNING AUTO FIVE Many...
  • 5 Best Home Defense Shotguns

    10/25/2017 5:40:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/25/2017 | J McAdams
    A good shotgun is a powerful defense tool in the right hands. Here’s our list for the best home defense shotguns. Though they don’t come without shortcomings, a home defense shotgun can be incredibly tool for defending your family. However, like any tool, you need to use the right one for the job. Yes, you can drive a nail with a screwdriver, but a hammer is a much better choice. By the same token, a shotgun specifically designed with home defense in mind is a much better choice for that sort of work than your trusty turkey or duck hunting...
  • Back in the Trenches – Ithaca M37 Trench Gun

    09/13/2017 10:22:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2017 | Frank Jardim
    The Army’s best combat pump shotgun is back: Inland’s reissue of Ithaca’s M37 Trench Gun.Two top-shelf Ohio-based firearms manufacturers have partnered to bring collectors and shooters a fine reissue – I hesitate to call it a replica – of the vintage U.S. Army Ithaca M37 Trench Gun. This retro military model is made by the Upper Sandusky-based Ithaca Gun Company for their Dayton neighbor, Inland Manufacturing. The latter is best known for their excellent reproductions of World War II M1 carbines. It was during World War I that you might say the Army got serious about shotguns. It was, after...
  • 10 Shotgun Trick Shots to be Amazed

    08/15/2017 6:20:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2017 | N Stone
    Thinking of touching up your shotgun shooting skills before fall? Do you need some motivation or inspiration? Have a look at these Youtube sensations the Gould brothers. We have to warn you they’re not your average guys thats teaching you the old boring marksmanship basics. The trick shots that they come up with is totally off the hook, amazing is an understatement. Here are some of those shotgun trick shots: The Limbo ShotThree behind the BackShootin Eject ActionDropping it inSee the rest of the 10 shotgun trick shots here.
  • Mossberg 930 - Continuous Improvement

    06/21/2017 7:14:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2017 | L Case
    The Mossberg 930 Pro Series Sporting joins an already successful line of auto-loading target shotguns from the popular manufacturer. Shotgun fit is a lot like the weather; everybody talks about it, but nobody ever seems to do much about it. Most of us know we will shoot better and be a happier person with a properly fitting shotgun. Yet most of us continue to pick up the generic off-the-rack shotgun and blast away at the clay target range, usually with disappointing results. Like ill-fitting suits, ill-fitting shotguns do not bring out the best in any of us. Mossberg decided to...
  • Homemade 12 Gauge Slamfire Guns

    12/27/2016 9:21:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/27/2016 | J Hines
    Have you seen these slamfire gun? Basically, you have a barrel that is separate from the receiver, and there is a fixed firing pin at the back end here that sets off the round whenever you push the barrel to the rear. Some survivalist preppers have experimented by building them with steel pipes. This fella from Royal Nonsuch Youtuber have created several variations, including this one that shoots a 12 gauge shotgun shell. One of the downside to a slam fire gun is that its basically a one shot deal. Though there have been mocks that houses a hopper similar...
  • .410 Shotgun Fire Extinguisher

    12/14/2016 8:56:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/14/2016 | C Buckner
    Right Under your Nose! Keeping a Concealed Weapon handy is almost better than concealing it in your Tactical Walls. If you’re the kind of person that likes to have their concealed weapon around your house or office, then you need this .410 shotgun fire extinguisher. Talk about right under your nose, having this shotgun disguised inside a fire extinguisher works great for a different kind real world emergency. Functionality This idea is great but not practical at this point because it only shoots one round and it looks like you would have to unscrew the top to extract the shell....
  • Looking to buy a Mossburg 590

    10/07/2016 1:15:41 PM PDT · by Da_Shrimp · 77 replies
    I'm in the UK and sadly we're limited in what we can buy gun-wise, but I already shoot clays and have a gun licence. I recently saw a Mossberg 590 for sale and I really like it. Any opinions on this gun? Worth getting?
  • The Savage 220Y And The Winchester SX3 Provide Accuracy And Power

    09/16/2016 6:38:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/16/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Where Rifled Shotguns Are Needed Or Required In modern America, rifled shotguns are hybrid creatures spawned mainly by regulatory compliance. Several states require them for deer hunting, with the justifications ranging from reduced range for densely populated areas to deliberately limited effectiveness to give deer a fighting chance. Their technical provenance, however, goes back quite a bit further. The first bolt-action rifle adopted by Prussia in late 1840s, the Dreyse "needle gun", used projectiles somewhere between 16 gauge and 20 gauge – a 1-ounce bullet riding a paper sabot at around 1,000 feet per second. As rifle designs improved and...
  • 12 Gauge Shotgun Shells - Slug it out

    08/20/2016 12:44:29 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Modern 12-gauge Shotgun Slugs Can Be An Excellent Choice For Self-Defense Distances And Beyond Shotguns are a perennial home defense favorite. They are generally inexpensive, very common and perceived as being simple to operate. Nearly every gun-owning household has at least one smoothbore. But, since research and anecdotal evidence point towards the relative ineffectiveness of birdshot against large intruders, buckshot is typically used to deliver multiple simultaneous impacts while adding some margin for aiming error. Buckshot, from .35 caliber 000 to .24 caliber No. 4, works fairly well on opponents up close and in the open, but doesn’t penetrate cover...
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • Were Shotguns Seized in Italy for Terrorists or Citizens?

    12/03/2015 6:43:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Recent headlines blared "Paris attacks: Almost 800 pump-action shotguns seized by Italian police on way to Belgium, Germany and Holland".It is hard to see any connection between the shotguns (Winchester SXPs) that were seized and terrorists.  The shotguns were legally manufactured in Turkey.   It is important to note it is admitted that "customs rules were not broken": Although customs rules were not broken, police said the driver did not have licences required to transport the weapons and the Turkish manufacturer was reportedly accused of breaching national security regulations.What apparently happened is that the manufacturer and customers fell victim to increased...
  • Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears...

    10/27/2015 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Allan Hall
    Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country. In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes. And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush. This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold. 'Virtually all shotguns are currently sold out, because you need no permit for them', said...
  • Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House.

    09/28/2015 4:55:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 9/28/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House. Sep 28th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports, Style | by Jared Paul Stern For over 200 years James Purdey & Sons of London has been crafting the world’s finest bespoke shotguns and rifles. The firm has enjoyed royal patronage since 1838, when Queen Victoria placed her first order, for a pair of pistols. King Edward VII granted the first official Royal Warrant to the founder’s son, James Purdey the Younger, in 1868, a practice continued by each successive English royal including Prince Charles and the present...
  • Is the Defensive Shotgun Still Relevant?

    09/25/2015 8:38:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies
    luckygunner.com ^ | 9/24/2015 | Kyle Eggimann
    The shotgun has been a ubiquitous home-defense tool for decades. There’s just something about that train-tunnel bore and the unmistakable sound of a pump shotgun being racked that inspires a sense of security. However, more and more, it seems as though the defensive shotgun is losing favor. Between the vast array of quality handguns that allow for protection both inside and outside the home and the AR-platform rifles that are cheaper than ever, endlessly customizeable, and available in nearly every modern caliber under the sun, it becomes harder and harder to justify the harsh recoil and comparatively clunky operation of...