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I have a question for you guys with those stock-less shotguns.
Honestly, how controllable are those things without a stock when shooting loads that are proven manstoppers?
How in the hell can you aim one of those things effectively? Please don't tell me you just point in the general direction of the BG and pull the trigger......
I don't want to turn this into a peeing contest about gun choice. I just want to understand if you guys have tested those types of guns in a scenario where you would have to fire more than once and accurately.
Personally, if I were to keep a shotgun for HD, it would have a conventional stock.
I think the problem with conventional stocks is the manuverability factor when your in the home. Pistol grip, collapsable stock shot guns and pistols can move around doors easier etc. If your backed into a corner I'd say yeah for the big stock. Take aim and let the threat come to you. But if some dirt bag comes in my home with my wife and daughter there, I'm moving towards the threat until everyone is either behind me or out the door.
Also think of the range involved: 10ft?....15ft?.......5 ft.???? Most rooms in a house are not more than 12-14 ft.
That's why I use the Mossy w/ the spec ops collapsable on mine. Sort of the best of both worlds. Shorten it / lengthen it. And the 00 Federal Police loads in my opinion is a 1 shot anything stopper. It won't matter how much cocaine or whatever is in their system, your going down for the count, especially at close range.
Proficiency with a auto/revolver in the middle of the night with my heart pounding is a problem for me and I'm not afraid to say so. I need that shot spread.
Feel free to flame my opinions.
Often the noise of a shell being racked into the chamber is enough to send anyone running for their lives.
That's true, but I am not willing to give up the control and ultra fast follow ups of a carbine.My only concern with a rifle over a shotgun in a home defense situation is over penetration. Depending on what load you use in a shotgun, it would seem less likely that the rounds would go outside the building.
Hey, whatever floats your boat. I was just curious, as I have never shot a shotgun like that. I am FAR faster and accurate with an AR at any distance, so that's what I use to defend my home, with an S&W 915 full of +P Speer Gold Dots for backup.
Now about this:
2 very big and loud Great Danes
If I was somewhere I wasn't supposed to be and I heard that noise, I certainly wouldn't hang around.
I know on the Box o' Truth he mentions how when he was at the range, no one lost control of their bowls when he racked the slide. Of course, he was at a shooting range. Much different to hear that sound when you are somewhere you shouldn't be doing something you shouldn't be.