thoughts on the best shotgun for home defense

Discussion in 'shotgun related' started by grumpyvette, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Night_Stalker

    Night_Stalker Well-Known Member

    We were talking about this in work last night. Lists for $650.El Diablo 12 ga
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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    those may be a lethal toy , at very close ranges,
    but barrel length precludes any potential to provide a comparatively tight group or decent projectile velocity
     
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven solid fixture here in the forum

    Potential ????

    They were made for a specific application. As are most hand guns and rifles. You would not take a 22 rim fire on an ELK hunt, But you
    would be hard pressed to find a better squirrel rifle.

    Best place for those gauge pistols would be under a poker table. Nowhere else.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yeah, I think, your right, it might be effective at 4-5 ft if aimed at some guys privates under a table:rolleyes::oops:
     
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  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  6. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    I know that we're talking about shotguns but my all the time nightstand gun is a Taurus Judge for my money there isnt a better nightstand gun for my house with 3 410 SD loads and 2 410 #4 shot or 2 45 Colt rounds or 5 SD rounds or any combo I like my chances plus there is always a 9mm G43 Glock and whatever comes off my belt that night lately a Glock G20 I just like that Glock 20 and find myself using it at the range and carrying more and more but I sure wish that I could find a 6 inch barrel for it so I can run cast loads because I'm running critically low on 10 mm bullets and can't find any bullets or ammo
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  8. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    Grumpy I tried some Red Dot with my 170 g SWC cast loads I haven't shot it enough to really give a good report but I like what I'm seeing so far I loaded enough to run a couple mags through all 7 of my 10mm's and I'm going to make more at some different loads to really get a good test run the reason I'm doing different powders is I bought a realoading lot at an auction very cheap so I'm expearmenting with what I have between all the loading books I have if I have the powder and its listed I'm going to make a run to try because I seen this time what has happened to some powders so I'm just looking into if it gets any worse and Obiteone starts cutting off our reloading supplies
     
  9. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    Grumpy if you are on the net and run across somebody that has something in stock please let me know because there is nothing available I want a 6 inch std rifleing I have a G20 Gen 4
     
  10. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  11. rlphvac

    rlphvac reliable source of info

    I did that the other day and Lone Wolf was 1 of them.Is there a big difference between the aftermarket barrels that you know of
     
  12. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

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