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10ga for HD?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by themiller, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. themiller


    Jan 10, 2010
    Okay -

    1) I'm not crazy
    2) I love big and/or unique guns
    3) For many years, I really wanted a DE .50, but it seems like everyone has one. Now I'm thinking - hmmm...
    4) A M82 is outta my price range
    5) 10 ga?

    Seems like they can be picked up pretty cheap and ammo is available. Would I be nuts for dedicating one to HD duty? I can't shoot clays with one at any of the clubs around here, and I currently don't have a HD shotgun (my G29 currently serves the purpose as HD). I was thinking maybe a and having the barrel cut to an inch over the legal limit?

    10 GA slug -
    12 GA slug -
    10 GA 00 -

    I'm trying to justify adding another toy to the collection. And I realize it will probably have $0 value to anyone after I cut it down. I don't hunt. Am I just being completely silly for wanting a 10 GA for this job when everyone else uses a 12 GA?

    EDIT: wanted to add, I have no recoil problem with break-action 12 GA, slugs, prone or otherwise. And I don't doubt that a 12/20GA would work fine for this task either, I'm simply asking for peoples opinions.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  2. Jon_R


    May 3, 2009
    Central Florida
    It is a great idea. You would be foolish not to do this.

    When I reach a point I am wanting someone to justify my next gun purchase I expect your support. :whistling: It is only fair. :cool:

  3. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

    Mar 31, 2005
    Cleburne, TX
    It might not be completely silly, but you should ask yourself why everyone else is using a 12 gauge instead of a 10 -- especially a lighter 10, which will be even harder to handle.
  4. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm just curious but do you plan on being invaded? I mean, who are you trying to blast with that cannon?
  5. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    10g makes a certain statement. Would it be my choice for indoor sports? No - same reason I don't use magnum 12g: Back on target faster.

    I will say, if you got another barrel and chopped it, it would be nice to swap out, and there is certainly nothing that it couldn't take down, with buck or slug, indoor or out, North America or Africa....

    If big is what you dig, go for it. Just remember, there are going to be things it just isn't suited for...
  6. K.Kiser


    Jan 23, 2010
    Shreveport, La.
    Hey, if You just want one then that #2 on the list of reasons to buy... Heck yeah it'll work, not any better at in-home distances than the other scatterguns, but nevertheless it will do the job... My Brother and I went through 5 boxes of hi-brass 10 gauge shells through a single shot 10 w/o a recoil pad, it was all we had available at the time to skeet shoot... Our right shoulders hurt so bad that on the way home he drove the truck but couldn't shift with his right arm, so I shifted from the passenger side with My still functioning left arm... Pretty funny stuff..
  7. Jon_R


    May 3, 2009
    Central Florida
    I hope you can get a pistol grip only handle for it. :)

  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Do you dislike your eardrums and your neighbors that much?
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    Watch Appaloosa and get an 8 gauge :D


    Aug 2, 2009
    South Florida
    themiller, I will support you in this new purchase decision, if for no other reason than you will use less ammo to kill more zombies.
  11. themiller


    Jan 10, 2010
    Well since I haven't really heard anything negative - it's a go. I'll be sure to post up pics. It'll probably be a month or two until I can find one to cut (I have a heart, I don't want to take a nice looking gun and chop it up).

    I found some 2 1/4 oz slugs, hmmm those ought to be fun.

    Meh, I'm pretty handy with my 10mm when everyone else likes .40.

    No. I don't think I'll ever have the misfortune of having to blast someone, but, I will be prepared for it.

    Nope, I've been there, done that with 12 GA - no desire.

    My wife snores, earplugs already in - (just kidding) good thought, I'm curious now what the difference is... time to do some research.