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August 9, 2000, 12:58 PM
Anyone know anything about this? Sounds pretty cool - a shotgun with a sound suppressor, but is it actually worthwhile?


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August 10, 2000, 06:07 PM
I've once seen a guy firing one with slugs. I almost mistook it for
some .45, and yes, the recoil seems to be lighter. However, the
suppressor seems to wear out pretty quickly.

Supressed shotguns usually only allow for slugs, and that's it.
Reduces my tactical options quite a bit. If one needs a supressed home
defense weapon, better get a handy .223 rifle and suppress it, or a
.45 ACP carbine. It's more silent anyway.

August 10, 2000, 11:12 PM
I know that they made suppresed shotgun shells during Viet Nam. Instead of a wad the shell contained a thing that was kind of like a balloon that caught the expanding gas. It was a relatively low powered buckshot load but it was supposed to have worked great close up.

August 11, 2000, 09:40 AM
David Truby has a photo of a suppressed 870 in one of his books, I think that it is called Modern Suppressors and Firearms. It is a short barreled weapon with the godawful folding stock.

August 12, 2000, 03:49 AM
There is an article in the latest issue of SWAT magazine. The suppressor weighs almost 4 pounds and adds about 12" or so. It can fire any type of shell from buckshot to slugs.