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Old June 12, 2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Is this a good idea?

I have a Rossi single barrel .410 shotgun. I never use it for hunting as I have a Remington 1100 for that. As it is the Rossi is just too long and unwieldy to be useful for HD. I have thought about having the barrel cut down to 18 1/4 inches and the stock cut down so the overall length is 26 1/4.

That should make it much handier for HD. And I would not be depending on it alone. I have my S & W Model 637 in my pocket as I type this. Also my Ruger P89 and my P97 are placed in easily accessible locations if needed.

What does everybody think of the idea?
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Old June 12, 2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Not sure about HD, but it would make a nice snake gun.
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Old June 12, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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I would not be enthusiastic about a single-shot 410 for home defense. I would be more confident in the handguns you mentioned. I don't believe adding the 410 provides you any benefit.
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Old June 13, 2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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+1 ergo20 and +1 Doc TH

I've got a .410 single shot gopher gun leaning against the wall in a closet, but I've never considered it a candidate for HD.
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Old June 13, 2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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I think I'm gonna have to agree with the othe posters on the issue of HD, but I still really like your idea. I have a similar setup for my 7-year-old in the form of a Rossi Tuffy .410. The original stock was supper short (about 9 inches), and being made of thin plastic, the reciol was miserable for my son. I spent $70 on an ATI retractable butstock ($50) and thick reciol pad ($20) delivered. We are about to go shoot it tonight for the first time in its new configuration. I'll post before and after pics of the gun later tonight or tomorrow.
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Old June 13, 2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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any single shot gun ...for HD ....is a poor idea in my opinion ....and a .410 is not a great idea either...( not even if you load it with 00 Buck - where in a 1/2 oz shell ...it has 4 pellets in it ).

Cutting it down is not a good idea....in my opinion.

My primary HD weapon ...is a handgun / a 1911 in .45 acp ...

I have a lot of shotguns ...but I don't need a "tactical shotgun" ...
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Old June 13, 2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Not sure about HD, but it would make a nice snake gun.
Yeah, I know it would not be very good for home defense. And I do have better options for HD. I really don't know why I bought it. I didn't have any real use for it. It was on sale for $85 new and for some reason it appealed to me. I have only fired it two or three times. I did loan it once to the son of a friend of mine to go hunting with me.

The snake gun idea sounds good to me. It wouldn't work as long as it is now, but if I had it cut down and made a scabbard for it, it would be good to carry on my 4 wheeler when I am running around in the woods.
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Old June 13, 2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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Here are the pics of my guns:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492401
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Old June 14, 2012, 02:32 AM   #9
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nope

Lopping the barrel of a SG, creating the proverbial "sawed off" is likely not a good idea. If you ever did shoot somebody with it, you've given a toe hold to all sorts of legal arguement in the ensuing court drama about your ill intentions towards their client and your self crafted murder weapon.

I keep a .410 single barrel near the back door at my place, no doubt in your locale. Its useful for snakes, rats, crows and all other pests, feathered and four legged.
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