Chris Costa on HD shotguns and handguns

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SouthpawG26, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. I like my Shotgun. It's been protecting my home for over 15 years. I have no plans on changing a thing,it's what I'm used to. I don't care what the latest guru says or thinks. I have a pistol on the nightstand but it's not my primary HD weapon.

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    #121 Bob Hafler, Oct 15, 2012
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  2. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

    I'm not going to take any side in this discussion, but for sure I can remember that during the Simunition FX training inside the dark rooms none of the people I trained with (including myself) had time to use the sights when things were going downhill.
    On a side note I would like to mention that using the flashlight is such situation isn't exactly easy thing to accomplish either.

  3. Limitations would include: limited magazine, harder to maneuver, distance limitations, and recoil (time to acquire target). For me the shotgun is perfect. I will be shooting from a stationary position and backed up by my wife who will be shooting a carbine w/30 round mag. We also have our pistols and flashlights.

    Please vote! It's that important!
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Right...that's why in WWI the Germans wanted to ban US's shotgun use in the trenches...
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    I thought that we were talking specifically about war time shooting?
    Easy thing to do for everyone? Is that why there are numerous reports of fathers shooting sons and husbands shooting wives at night because they thought that their homes got broken in?

    I do many things well. Shooting, riding motorcycles at breakneck speed, pick up chicks, ad infinitum.
  6. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Lol. What decent instructor would miss the opportunity to offer "combat shotgun" as a completely separate course?

    Current Army infantry doctrine is hardly the be all end all of tactics or they wouldn't be continually reassessing them.
  7. BEER

    BEER bad example


    thou shall not contradict THE BEARD. to do so is heresy and is punishable by excommunication from the fanboy hivemind to wander the wastes of free thought for all eternity.

    now to conclude the sermon we shall read from THE chart.......
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    It's the military mentality: plan for the future war based on the current war.
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Of course since that most if not all of these training professionals also are dealers on the side or advertisement mouths for various shooting products, it wouldn't color their opinions one bit about pushing an M4ery of some sort decked out with a couple of thousand dollars worth of optics, flashlights, muzzle brakes, collapsible folding stocks, rails, front grips versus a plain jane wooden stocked 18" barrel pump gun that only costs about maybe $300 to buy...:whistling:
  10. because of this tread i am grinding the sights off of all my guns and tossing all my lights in the garbage i plan on using the force
  11. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    You'd be in good company, albeit a little late to the party. We've taped over our sights for years and I've never owned a light that was mounted to my gun.
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    If old timers can point shoot and hit, then I don't know why you can't. Unless today's marksmanship training isn't up to old timer's standards.
  13. Depends on what your doing...are you room clearing or are you defending a room say a bedroom with a single door or your house again with a single I dont want a longer barreled gun while im clearing rooms and or going around corners... But lets say you are home. its just you and you and wife and you hear your door get kicked staying put getting the SHOTGUN(and laying the loaded and ready to go pistol next to me for a backup) calling the cops and then anything coming through that door...what do I want to shoot them with...a 9mm or .45 ACP or a load of Buckshot...I know which id rather be shooting and its not the pistol lol...

    again lets say i hear a noise in the backyard or dog starts barking at something outside...again id much rather have the Shotgun with my $4 buck or 00 buck aimed at that door to wait till Police arrive than a pistol...only thing id want the pistol for wa if I felt the need to leave a room and or clear a house...and to be honest..once i got my wife and kid and me secure in a im in a residential place im not clearing much of anything im sitting and waiting in the room with my shotgun lol.
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    If shotguns are only for bird hunting and door breaching then why is the US military buying up the AA-12? And the Benelli M4? Pretty big packages just for secondary carry/door breaching...
  15. When I moved to a MK19 my MK46 was slung across the turret door. After a guy ran up and tried to throw a grenade through the hatch they gave me a short barreled 590 w/ pistol grip. It was nothing more than an extra item I had to keep track of as it never was used. We were also issued Master Keys. They were thrown in rucks and forgotten.

    Does anyone have stats on the number of AA12s in actual use w/ our military?
  16. I'd be willing to bet there were overriding factors due to unfamiliarity which caused an over abundance of stress. Ownership is the start. Training is important.
  17. I would have my M4 in hand if I were manning a MK19 in anything but the wide open country.

    I had an M1200 that was nothing more than an EOF somewhere between laser beam and pen flare... or probably above both now that I think about it...

    I don't really remember where, but it was a stupid idea then and now.


    Thrown in rucks and forgotten???

    Don't you know breaching guns are good for DFAC PIMPIN'???


    (the only shotgun that ever got used)

  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    I can see the typical joe civilians gathering up their loved ones and spend hours and days in total darkness so that they can learn each other's silhouettes and body movements.
  19. W/ the intel constantly coming down about (enter large number here) men massing at the boarder I always carried something I felt was actually functional. It would have been a lot easier to sling that baby Mossberg.

    Exactly. One of those questions you ask even though you know the answer to it.

    LOL. Yep that's definately a requirement.

    Still waiting on anything somewhat relevant from you.

    Just like your claims concerning the AA12 and the numurous others. You haven't a clue.

    Like I said in the other thread. Everyone recognizes you're lacking. My job is done. I no longer have to worry about you misleading anyone. They see right through your crazy talk.
  20. Got to say there is a huge difference between kicking doors in in the sandbox and home defense. Totally different situations and threat expectations there. There is also a difference between a true M4 with burst or full auto and an AR. I'd also hazard a guess that there is a training issue involved as well. The military uses and trains on M4s.

    Saying all that, I think the AR is a better choice but I certainly would not consider myself poorly armed with a shotgun and given cost consideration its a really valid choice. Shotguns got the job done for a very long time and they still work. Pistols are what you use because shotguns and rifles are heavy, awkward to carry and conceal poorly.

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