+1Nice pattern spread of the pellets make hitting a BG in the dark a simple task using sleepy eyes and the simple battery of arms works well with limited motor skills.
Some have also said that the simple sound of a round being jacked into the chamber is one of the most universally recognized! (and able to strike fear into anyone hearing it from the barrel end!)
So, let's say it didn't spread. You still just got shot with a .90 caliber, and the doctor is trying to figure out the best way to dig a total of nine .32 caliber bullets out of your chest cavity and head.Thanks for the quick responses gang.
Re: spray pattern
I have been told this is a big myth. The fact that people believe a shot gun throws out a room clearing radius of pellets. From what I understand, the pattern doesn't spread out until a considerable distance is met. Fire down a set of stairs at an intruder, and the pattern is still particularly tight. Basically you DO have to aim a shotgun and you CAN miss with a shot gun by just pointing it in the general direction of the perp.
I just watched the DVD of this demonstrated on the first season of Tom Gresham's Defensive TV show. I forget the exact distance he(instructor from Gun Sight) moved back before the pattern opened up enough to not have to precisely aim the shotgun.
Also, what's the purpose of chokes?
Where did you get a .90 caliber shotgun??? My 12 gauge is a .729 caliber.... I wanna bigger barrel!!So, let's say it didn't spread. You still just got shot with a .90 caliber, and the doctor is trying to figure out the best way to dig a total of nine .32 caliber bullets out of your chest cavity and head.
If you have your 9mm on you, it will take about 8 or 9 trigger pulls to equal the number of bleeds. Plus, ask any officer that has ever used a 12 gauge in defense. Very few people will stay on their feet after a 12 gauge blast to the body. Now, ask officers that have use 9mm's in defense.Good point. Can't argue with that.
do not shoot a shotgun without a choke if you ever intend to put one back in it. there are very fine threads in the end of a shotgun barrell. shooting without a choke tube can destroy them. use an improved cylinder choke and you will get just as much spread. also like stated before at hd ranges the spread wont be over about 4-5" no matter what choke you use.Yes, you still need to aim the shotgun, but it doesn't have to be quite so exact.
No choke is the best for HD. It will have more spread in a shorter distance.