ToddG said:Shotguns are going the way of the pistol-caliber long gun and the dodo, at least from a tactical standpoint. The shotgun still has its supporters and no question it's a devastatingly effective weapon, but whether it's cool points or functionality, the AR/M4 platform is steamrolling over it for LE and military applications.
I am so torn as to building my first ebr (thnx kris :wink: ) I am leaning towards an ar-10 just cuz I like a little bit more.... I have said it b4 everyone of 13 has got a pretty good clue as to what a 12 gauge sounds like being racked so I love that intimidation factor that would definitly stop a bg in his tracks...after my two dogs opened the door for him 8)ToddG said:Don't get me wrong, I think a shotgun is an excellent home defense weapon and incredibly versatile all-around long arm. It's just hard to come up with practical tactical considerations it addresses better than a well set-up 5.56mm carbine.
I've had the misfortune of being a good guy that's looked down the barrel of a 12ga from about 5-6 feet. Trust me when I say that from my vantage point that 12 bore looked like a fricken railroad tunnel!pretty good clue as to what a 12 gauge sounds like being racked so I love that intimidation factor
That's what I would have thought but according to (IF I remember correctly) SD TV the .223 loses more of its lethality than a 00 buck pellet when going through walls, and much more of its lethality than a pistol bullet. I personally have no clue. But Todd can without a doubt address this better than I can. Especially since my memory is fuzzy and he teaches this stuff. Hmmmm I'll look later to see if I still have the recording.I would think a round going 3000+fps would go right through walls no matter how light the bullet. Do they make rounds for home defense that would not risk colateral damage?