We fired guns in the backyard last night

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Re: We fired guns in the backyard last night

Post by Falstaff2 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:32 pm

nolaxride wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:41 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:36 am
You have to aim a shotgun. Look at the pic I posted. The pattern at 15-20 feet is just a few inches wide. In a home defense situation, you might not even have 20 feet

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That depends on the length of the barrel. And it seems you're working with a pretty short barrel.
I'm speaking in general terms. Most shotguns need to be aimed, unless its sawed off.

My barrel is 20"
Not much aiming there.
It's been a long time since I fired any kind of firearm but I'd put money on hitting a 5 gallon bucket 5 out of shots from 20 feet with a 38 spl shooting from the hip. But I live at the dead end of a short street and my neighbors are all 50+ years old and things are quiet here. And I keep 2 rat shot in the revolver for snakes that would be my only likely attacker here. If I needed an arsenal I'd move.
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Re: We fired guns in the backyard last night

Post by Shred » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:25 am

I'd definitely need to use sights I've never shot from the hip.
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Re: We fired guns in the backyard last night

Post by Pete » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:27 am

Falstaff2 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:32 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:41 pm
nolaxride wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:36 am
You have to aim a shotgun. Look at the pic I posted. The pattern at 15-20 feet is just a few inches wide. In a home defense situation, you might not even have 20 feet

:machine-gun:
That depends on the length of the barrel. And it seems you're working with a pretty short barrel.
I'm speaking in general terms. Most shotguns need to be aimed, unless its sawed off.

My barrel is 20"
Not much aiming there.
It's been a long time since I fired any kind of firearm but I'd put money on hitting a 5 gallon bucket 5 out of shots from 20 feet with a 38 spl shooting from the hip. But I live at the dead end of a short street and my neighbors are all 50+ years old and things are quiet here. And I keep 2 rat shot in the revolver for snakes that would be my only likely attacker here. If I needed an arsenal I'd move.
Better not bad-mouth the police then. You might need their help someday
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Re: We fired guns in the backyard last night

Post by Falstaff2 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:33 am

I'm selective in my bad mouthing Mr Pete. I'll call a spade a spade and a live with the consequences.
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