"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

12 Gauge Birdshot for A Home Defense Shotgun?

12 gauge birdshot is cheap, low recoil, and is available pretty much everywhere. Is it effective for home defense, compared to other options, or best utilized for target practice and hunting small game?

Using common #8 birdshot, we'll fire a round into a ballistic gel block at 20 feet and look at the results. The key point I'm trying to illustrate is whether or not birdshot has the potential to produce sufficient penetration, in volume, that could stop a viable threat in the home setting. It has probably been used for this purpose more times than we wish to count, but with mixed results. We should understand that simply conveying to a threat the presence of a firearm can be a deterrent (a highly preferred outcome), but unfortunately this isn't always the case with an individual or group determined to commit bodily harm, or worse.
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12 gauge shotgun 00 buckshot at a distance of 20 feet

12 gauge 1 oz Foster rifled slug (hollow base) at a distance of 20 feet.
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