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Forum topic: 2 years 26 weeks ago - http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/ar-15-style-shotgun-raac-akdal-mka-1919/ Read More »

One word - Holymotherfuckingshit (<-- Homage to Vaq)

Forum topic: 2 years 27 weeks ago - OK, my brothers (and sisters, too), forgive me, for I deserve my man card revoked. I just squealed like a 15 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert (for my older bros, replace with Beatles). But let me explain first and maybe you can show ... Read More »

Need to sell these two guns. Will sell very cheap!

Forum topic: 2 years 27 weeks ago - I have two guns that I do not want or need. 1. J Stevens Arms Company No. 14 1/2 Little Scout single shot .22 LR rifle! 18 Inch Barrel Breach Block Action Iron Sights Metal Shoulder Pad MFG 1909-1936 2. Lefever Arms Double Barrel Grade H ... Read More »

shoot around corners gun sight

Forum topic: 2 years 29 weeks ago - I was at my gun store this morning checking on an order, the manager brought over a shotgun with one of these: http://reflectoscope.com/ installed on it. My first thought was gimmick! But after playing with it a bit, I can see the merits for a ... Read More »

Savage 212 Bolt action slug gun.Bolt action shottys are on the rise again

Forum topic: 2 years 29 weeks ago - You could find them here and there, but it looks like they are making a big come-back. Savage has a 212 model and Browning has brought back the A-Bolt shotgun. What do you think? Personally, it's just weird to have a bolt action shotgun. I ... Read More »

Magpul shotgun

Forum topic: 2 years 30 weeks ago - Those of you that are fortunate enough to get to SHOT Show this year might be able to see the new hardware for the Remington 879 from Magpul Industries. Here is the link to their website: ... Read More »

I Think This Lady Deserves A Round Of Applause

Forum topic: 2 years 30 weeks ago - By Associated Press 9:56 p.m. CST, January 1, 2012 BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Blanchard say a 24-year-old man was shot and killed by an 18-year-old woman after he and an alleged accomplice broke into the woman's home. Oklahoma ... Read More »

spas 12 need sell in great shape with foldind stock and hook

Forum topic: 2 years 32 weeks ago - need to sell my great spas12 with folding stock with hook cam email me @ josejimenez_11@yahoo.com Read More »

Skeet

Forum topic: 2 years 33 weeks ago - Hello, long time...but wanted to ask about skeet shooting, I just tried it for the first time on Thanksgiving (on the beach in Ocean Springs, MS)...it was a blast and I was just wondering what type of shotgun would your recommend for this? I ... Read More »

will a SPAS 12 Handguard fit on a Remington 870

Forum topic: 2 years 37 weeks ago - I have a remington 870 12ga. and I would like to have the SPAS 12's Handguard mounted on it... So i'm woundering if they would go to gether with minimal to none gunsmithing? shotgun is the basic 870, 4 shot mag. + 1 in the chamber (2 3/4 - 3in. ... Read More »

A shotgun is a firearm generally used to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot.

These small pellets cover an extensively wider range than the common rifle. The shot is generally fired from a smoothbore barrel; however another configuration is the somewhat common rifled slug barrel. The hostage slug barrel is generally used to fire a single projectile (slugs can also be fired from smoothbore weapons). In the shotgun, the power of the burning charge is somewhat equally divided among the pellets, the overall energy of any one ball of shot is relatively low. This fact makes shotguns very useful for hunting small game and birds. The large number of projectiles, however makes the shotgun very useful as an effective defensive or close combat weapon. In this situation, the short range ensures that most of the projectiles of shot will hit the target the user is aiming at. Shot shells are the given name of ammunition for shotguns as well as shells or shotshells. Shotgun slugs or just slugs are single projectile loads.

Common Uses of the Shotgun

The most common use of the shotgun is to fire at fast moving, small targets, however the shotguns has numerous advantages when used against immobile targets. The first advantage is that the shotgun has incredible stopping power at short range, this topping power is more than virtually all handguns and very comparable to most if not all rifle cartridges. Additionally, the widespread of shot produced by the shotgun makes it much easier to aim and to be operated effectively by an inexperienced marksman. 8-27 large lead pellets are usually within a typical self defense load of buckshot and fired this will result in numerous wound tracks in the target. Additionally, unlike a rifle bullet, each pellet of the shot is far less likely and effective in penetrating walls or hitting bystanders.

Shotgun for Home Defense

The shotgun is often the choice for law enforcement for its high stopping power and low penetration rate. Many Americans use the shotgun as a home defense weapon for the various reasons mentioned and the ease of aim also mentioned above.

In a typical home defense situation, the use of the shotgun is rarely over ten or fifteen feet. At these close distances, the shot fired out of the shotgun rarely expands to more than a few inches. Even closer, or extremely close ranges, the wad and pellets will generally strike the target as a single mass.

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1 year 21 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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Brand new, only taken out of the box one time to install a rail system for optics sight. Need money to repair my truck :( I hate to sell but being a younger man money is needed right now.

1 year 28 weeks ago, 6:36 PM

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On two occasions my used but excellent condition 1300 slide has locked up. Am I doing something wrong?

1 year 28 weeks ago, 9:33 PM

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win 1300

Have had the same thing happen to me, I was told that " budget" priced rounds have the cute side effect of swelling in the chamber after firing. Locking the slide was the result.

Which way are my people going? I have to lead them there!
1 year 34 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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30" M/C Beretta DT10 Trident Sporting in supurb condition, comes with full set of chokes and Beretta carry case

1 year 35 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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Remington 870 Shotgun

I have 3 chokes and crank to screw them in. Gun sock, neoprene sling and butt shell holder... $400.00 firm.

1 year 38 weeks ago, 9:05 AM

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Barely used Rossi 410 Tuffy single shot shotgun for sale. Very well taken care of. Nickel body and black stock. $170.

1 year 39 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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Spas 12 spares

Hi all am need of some spares for my spas. In particular im after any and all chokes, folding stock and updated safety. Hope you can help. Thanks Rob
robbieburgess@hotmail.co.uk

2 years 21 weeks ago, 2:28 AM

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Snake Charmer

Good Morning...........

I have had my valued and trusted .410 Snake Charmer forn ever it seems and I am lost with out my brown leather full length holster.
If anyone has one or knows where I can buy one I would be very greatful. Thanks so much. Brian Bissonnette ----------------520-507-2264 --------or coronado@vtc.net

2 years 38 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

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gun has a cantilever scope mount. Its in top notch condition with no damage @ all. It is camo stock. $850.00 (It looks like brand new).

3 years 6 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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I am a resident in Henderson, NV trying to sell a Mossberg Regal 500A 12 GA set for 2 3/4" to 3" shells . 28" barrel Fiber Optic barrel site. One choke. above average condition. One owner 200.00 OBO Never sold anything online. Craigs list won't let me post. I am a greenhorn at this. Can anyone help that is in vegas or henderson NV??? Please e mail for more info and photos: Haloextraction23@aol.com

3 years 8 weeks ago, 4:07 PM

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remington 410 ga. shotgun fro sale 3in. or smaller shells
Model 11-48

3 years 14 weeks ago, 9:11 AM

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gun has bushnell trophy red dot blued barrel and camo stock. 500.00

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