12 gauge double barrel handgun.

Gary O'

Well-known Member
Location
Oregon
Can’t imagine

My 12 ga sawed off pump is punishment enough, no matter the load

Pretty, though

I would like to fire one
 

MeAgain

Member
Snubs are better for me although long range I prefer the long barrels.

Don't go to gun club anymore or practice here either. Living in the woods we need protection. Already had a few people walk up on me in the woods, once time in Georgia I was very glad I was armed and knew how to use it. I was clearing some weeds and here come 3 men with rifles on my property. My dog warned me of them.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
It's a muzzle loader & it's Black Powder. That's why it's legal to own. Not much recoil because you can't fire modern high-power loads in it. It's an unusual conversation piece, novelty item with very little purpose.
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
I have a pistol that is a real handful....a S&W 029 44 Mag with the 10 5/8" barrel. I had to replace the original Walnut grips with rubber Hoag grips, as just a couple of rounds would really punish my hands. With that long barrel, it is accurate out to 200 yards. A few years ago, I went deer hunting with it, and took down a nice doe.....with the 240 grain hollow point, it was like she got hit by a bus....threw her sideways several feet.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
I have a pistol that is a real handful....a S&W 029 44 Mag with the 10 5/8" barrel. I had to replace the original Walnut grips with rubber Hoag grips, as just a couple of rounds would really punish my hands. With that long barrel, it is accurate out to 200 yards. A few years ago, I went deer hunting with it, and took down a nice doe.....with the 240 grain hollow point, it was like she got hit by a bus....threw her sideways several feet.
Well, the Mod. 29 won't seem like much of a handful after you try a 500 Mag. After one 80 round range session with mine, my hands were numb & I had trouble gripping the steering wheel to drive home.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
I switched to it as my main 'go to' after years of cleaning the semi autos...and dealing with jambs
If you want a semi auto that doesn't jam, it has to be a modern design - like Glock, Sigarms, CZ, Beretta. The 1911 design dates back to 1905 & it was high tech....for 1905. It has over 52 parts & everything has to be fitted just right to function reliably. Today's semi autos use MIM (Metal Injection Molding) instead of machining from bar stock to cut down on manufacturing costs & such cheaper parts are not as reliable.

If you want a 1911 that is reliable, it will have to be a Wilson or Les Baer - with a price of $3,800.00. They are hand fitted but with a price tag to match. A Glock (for example) has half as many parts as a 1911 & the open design allows dirt & firing residue to escape with each shot. Total reliability for around $650.00. That's why they are standard issue with the FBI & 85% of police departments. My 6 Glocks have over 18,000 rounds without a malfunction.
 

jerry old

redneck, but brainy
Ammo is just as important as weapon. See Don M Post 10-it is not the size of the round, its the speed and size of the round.

12 gu handgun, they've been around for years. I'm not sure what there for; the uglier they are, the more there desired.
Smith and Webly 45 (Brit pistol from WW I, is the one I like to have.)

To start hold pistol at waist level, one hand on pistol, one hand bracing wrist.
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'shoot your eye out'
 

Liberty

Senior Member
Location
Texas
Any comments on "the Judge"? Hub was thinking about buying one. We just sited in the 250-3000 long gun - metal jackets - wow, what a racket.
 

Liberty

Senior Member
Location
Texas
I started out shooting a 410 shotgun and graduated up to a 12 gauge automatic. I came home a few nights with a sore shoulder.
Got a sweet little 410 you'd probably love...lol!
 


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