Neighborhood Troubles

If there’s one thing you never want to find yourself saying late at night, when your girlfriend calls you on the phone, it’s get a round into the chamber!

This prompted me to think that I should give Bitter my current shotgun, and she should file the NFA paperwork to saw it off. But then I remembered her complex recently changed owners, and adopted a new, more upscale name. So I’m thinking she needs something more upscale, like maybe sawed off Holland and Holland, rather than my cheap Mossberg.

But seriously folks, when it comes to defense of dwelling in an apartment, the shotgun is, without a doubt, not to be beat. It has been said:

The shotgun is the ne plus ultra of manstoppers. No other weapon will put a man down as reliably as a shotgun, and no other weapon is as likely to hit your opponent as a shotgun filled with buckshot. No doubt you have heard a lot of nonsense about the lethality of “assault rifles” and “Uzi sub-machine guns” and the like. The fact is that the shotgun is by far the deadliest and most effective firearm for short-range personal defense. For example: an Uzi or Heckler & Koch sub-machine gun has about 340 ft-lbs. of impact energy – a 12 gauge shotgun has 2500 to 3100 ft-lbs. of impact energy, and it is a heck of a lot easier to hit your target with a shotgun than a sub-machine gun.

Plus, there’s no better sound in the world than operating the slide on a pump-action shotgun. I think it’s important for women living alone to think about home defense. Bitter certainly has done her fair share of that, and I’m happy that now she lives in a state that is more respecting of her right to defend herself, without having to worry about ending up being treated like a criminal.

5 thoughts on “Neighborhood Troubles”

  1. I thought short-barreled shotguns had to be constructed on brand-new receivers (no actually sawing off is allowed).

    I’m still a fan of the .22 PDW concept.

  2. SBRs and SBSs can be manufactured by anyone, as long as you submit Form 1 and pay your transfer tax, I’m pretty sure.

  3. I do love the .22 PDW concept. Damn my gun ADD!

    Although, for home defense, you can’t leave out the double barreled shotgun with exposed hammers.

  4. Being a renter as well I put a lot of thought and experimented with loads. I settled with the S&B #4 buck shot out of a 20 inch Mossburg 500A.

  5. Yeah… I seem to remember reading somewhere someone that suggested #4 buck for apartment defense. It seemed like a good idea. Of course, it was probably you that was the somewhere, now that I think about it :)

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