Uno Carb: These are ideal for very close quarters, for good results get some low velocity police rounds so you don't blast the old lady next door!
Mike ts: Great video as always but would you consider a 410 shotgun for home defense?. I don't know if I want to shot a 12 gauge in my home , just the noise alone would rattle my ears plus the destruction of my home. Look I know if the threat is down who cares.
tim ikantspelkrap: IF IT WON'T FIT YOU POCKET....IT NEEDS A STOCK.......i hate PG shotguns. get a real shoulder fired shotgun ..... i love buckshot.....the poor mans machine gun......i load my own 0000 buck, only 6 but they are big
Mitchell Ota: My 12ga Mossberg 500 is ready for anything.
Mitchell Ota: No overpenetration issues here in my Hartford, VT apartment. I load OOO buckshot in my Mossberg 500 SG.
Mitchell Ota: Bullet diameter of a 9mm Parabellum is 0.356 inch. The closest buckshot to 9mm is OOO (0.360")
Bayan1905: I have heard stories about the Winchester 1200's before and how some really like them. I have long been a fan of guns that were a little heavier and a little better built without all the alloy materials they come from now. I have had several Ithaca 37 shotguns, and they I think are about as tough a shotgun as you can come up with. I have a 1980 vintage Remington 870 that is super tough and have owned a few older Winchesters, one a Model 12 and the other a 1897. That Model 12 would handle anything I could put through it.
TheDrRJP: "amazing firepower" but not for use in an apartment house. "00" buck is ridiculous to use for home defense! Overpenetratrion-central!
You get MORE firepower with 27 pellets of #3 buck than with nine pellets of "00" buck.
Ask Massad Ayoob about it.
I'd like your opinion on the recoil absorbing grips.
Timothy Wenz: I have a box of 0000 buck shot. It's 15 .357 sized pellets in each shell. I just added a 3 round mag extension and a pistol grip to my Remington 870 P. I can move around corners with a smaller profile, the tritium night sights glow nice and bright in pitch black. I leave my front door wide open, I like to encourage intruders ( kidding)
alex fresel: contrary to the naysayers, if you have the technique, the arm strength and use this in the right application, it can be a useful tool, I think.
My situation is that my safe room is a largeish closet with thick plaster walls. Unfortunately, the door is up against the wall so I'm forced to go prone and and shoot out from the left with my right. My mossy 500A is unwieldy in this situation so a pistol grip preferably with light and foregrip will work better. Looking at the 20 gauge mossy as Remington got taken over by finance douches who freaked up the QC. However, might prefer an older Remington as the safety releases at the trigger instead of up on the receiver which is more ergonomic for a PGO.
I test fired a PGO shotty once and didn't have any problems with accuracy, pain or recoil recovery. Granted I was standing and prone will be a bit more difficult, but I think I can make it work. Will also be adding a foregrip sensitive light switch and a tacstar sidesaddle.
harleymichael83: I prefer the traditional stock because the points of contact that are established with a stock help with accuracy, line of sight, target acquisition and followup shots. In a high-stress scenario you aren't going to be pinpoint accurate and unless your eyes are in your waist it makes more sense to have the barrel aligned with your line of sight. Look down the barrel with a pistol grip and you'll give yourself a blackeye before the intruder does. Measure length of pull on your traditional stock and adjust the comb accordingly with spacers for a proper line of sight. If the pistol grip is so important at least get an adjustable stock with a grip to allow for shoulder mounting. Leave all of the tacticool stuff to the movies and keep it simple, your loved ones depend on it. Stay safe.
Tim Farmer: Shot gun's don't have 400 gr of powder maybe 35 gr of powder you need to do some reloading and you may learn a little more
C Kim: Thinking your comment was meant for me? Sorry I have a 12ga. Ithaca Model 37 Stake-Out SBS and a 10" AOW single shot 12ga 3: chamber. Check out Shotgun.com there is a thread and shows the Stake-Out in the comment section. FYI AOW means Any Other Weapon which a sawed off shot falls under.
John Hamm: I have a feeling you don't have an SBS
C Kim: Where do you get effective range of pistol grip shotgun at 10 yards?
C Kim: Barrel lenghth on my legal registered SBS is 13" :) Suffer kids! Get the real deal!
C Kim: Sorry comments are all wrong. SBS (Short Barreled Shotguns) w/or with pistol grip are effective to 80 plus yds if you know your shotgun. Ya they kick like hell if you don't know what to expect. I weight 125lbs and my SBS have hurt many people who claim to shoot the all the time. In home defensive I'm going with my 23" Ithica "Stake-Out". No hallway issues as to length. Hard-chrome and no trigger disrupter! Meaning hold the trigger down and just pump. Fast effective.