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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:18 AM

 

Family use defensive arms....

The .410 pump action shotgun is as fine an example of a family use defensive arm as any.

Because all that can shoulder a long arm can use it,no matter the age range or gender.

The Mossberg I put together (after watching a short vid on youtube)is every bit as effective as it's larger gauge kin,the only down side as some would see it,is that the .410 doesn't hold as many pellets.

Down range however the .410 (with the right barrel and ammo selection) can punch well above what it's light weight and low recoil would suggest.

Case in point


12 gauge using "Mil spec" '00' buckshot vs Gel

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.410 '000' buckshot vs Gel

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For an example of recoil here is a child taking a shot with an even smaller sized (While still meeting all legal title-1 requirements ) .410 shotgun.





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Response to Db Owen97 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:32 AM

1. A semi-auto Rifle in .22LR is also....

 

a good example of a family use defensive arm....though it's ignition system has been/is a liability,majority of the time the round will fire,but there have been times when the rim lacks enough priming compound to ignite the powder charge.

If it is all you have,it beats using a sharp stick and harsh language.

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Response to Db Owen97 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:54 AM

2. I have never had a misfire with a .22. N/T

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:13 AM

3. Yeah...

 

Hi-point offers a well made semi-auto carbine,it's ugly to the bone,but it shoots accurately,and isn't very costly.


The recoil isn't very much in any of the three calibers,and from what I have seen locally from target plinking with friends that own a few examples ( Most of which are the 9mm and .40S&W models )

I've been thinking of buying a version in .45 acp.

http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/carbines/carbines_45caliber.html

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Response to Db Owen97 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:44 AM

4. Their .45 ACP would be a great home defense carbine.

1911 mags can be easily converted to fit it so you can have extended capacity mags up to 15 rounds.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:24 PM

5. I have had a good number over the years. ...

Much depends on the batch of ammo and how it was handled.

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