View Full Version : 32" Barrel Extention? Seriously?

April 13, 2005, 09:21 PM
I thought it was a mistake in the catalog, but what the hell? Do people really walk around with a 60" barrel?

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Okay, it reduces the report, but a 60" barrel? Seems ridiculous.

April 13, 2005, 09:46 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Good god! I thought that the picture was photoshopped for a second. Holy crap! Who needs something like that? Ofcourse it produces tighter patterns, the barrel is practically touching the target at 40 yards! What a stupid and ludacris shotgun accessory!........................I WANT ONE......BAD! :D ;)

April 14, 2005, 12:28 AM
Looks like it'd be so flexible that if you swing your shotgun then stop... who knows where the muzzle will be pointed? ;-)

Death from Afar
April 14, 2005, 01:58 AM
That has got to be the siliest thing I have ever seen. How can you possibly swing it and not overcorrect? How do you clean it?

April 14, 2005, 03:39 AM
$194.00!!!!!! :eek: I could buy another barrel for that!

Dave McC
April 14, 2005, 06:23 AM
Basically, this is for urban pest control. Federal makes low noise ammo, it and the barrel are for quietly taking pest animals, including deer, off the count. Shots are taken at still animals and not as wingshooting.

April 14, 2005, 08:37 AM
WOW I have to get one for HD and I can put my 20 shot tube extension on :rolleyes:

April 14, 2005, 11:22 AM
I thought it was a mistake in the catalog, or an april fools joke. Then I thought I was out of touch, but apparently I am not the only one that thinks that this is one crazy accessory.

April 14, 2005, 11:55 AM
The 32" bbl is also used in urban settings for hunting geese which have become problematic on golf courses. The combination of long bbl and subsonic loads really reduces the sound of the gun, making it much more PC.

April 14, 2005, 12:18 PM
Effectively, it's a shotgun suppressor when used with specific ammunition. Think a .22 rifle using CB longs.

May 17, 2005, 10:17 PM
I read an article that they are being used by park departments to take deer in city parks where they are becoming a serious nuisance. I think in Minn. or perhaps that was where the gun is made. Memory fuzzy, I'll try to look it up.

Big Yac
May 18, 2005, 01:02 AM
I read about something similar to this. The guns used to take geese, ducks and such in urban areas had like 5ft long barrels on them. I believe they called them metro barrels. Apparently they really quiet the gun down. I'm sure you also get a tighter pattern and a few more fps of velocity :)

May 19, 2005, 09:42 PM
And if you run out of shells you can wack em out of the sky as they fly by! :rolleyes:

May 20, 2005, 01:24 PM
This is a very serious tool not some wacko idea.

I have used these to kill geese off a golf course with home owners all around and not one home owner has complained or called the cops regarding shots fired in the gated community in which the golf course sits. It is a tool for animal control and for suburban hunting without alerting people or the animals. In one instance I shot 6 geese in a cluster, shooting from the back to the front with out alerting or scaring off the geese.
The sound signature is much more like a "blooop" sorta like a big drain clearing, nothing gun soounding at all. The loads for deer are in fact a lead enclosed shot cup, Imagine a plastic wad with a cover glued on. It acts like a slug in flight, but upon a miss and contact with the ground or tree, the cup ruptures and the little pellets scatter. On a Deer, the effect is the same as a contact range shotgun blast.

Developed by a Minnesota man for shooting geese within city limits (with permission) These have become a very good tool for the urban hunter who has to thin herds and flocks with safety and secrecy. My first exposure was thru a friend who is a cop in a suburban police dept who was entailed the duty of killing many deer in an urban herd that had gotten out of control. In places they had as many as 50 deer per mile, destroying gardens and giving rise to a number of sick deer that people were hitting with cars. After a number of personal injuries due to car deer accidents, It was decided to utilise suppresed weapons for herd thining. This however ran afowl of a state law prohibiting the use of suppressors for hunting and people sued. These people actually wanted the state and local Gov't to capture the deer, nueter or spay them and then release them to "their family members". That was over turned but the law to stop hunting with a suppressor did get overturned so the police retained this guy who had developed the "long tom" barrels to make a slug barrel and slug load.

After shooting many deer with the outfits, other PD's animal control districts and others became interested in these barrels and it was found that just making a 870 choke tube compatible extension worked nearly as wel as the original one piece barrels. Federal Ammo has been most helpful in creating special loads that work wonderfully with the barrels

You may persist with you jokes about slapping the ducks out of the sky, but till you see one, you will not believe how quiet a unsuppressed shotgun can be.

May 20, 2005, 06:27 PM
:) I will persist. You could also plant it in the ground climb up the thing and just grab em as they fly by. :p

Look I'm sure there are good uses for this thing under special situations, but its just too funny looking not to make jokes about it. :D

May 20, 2005, 07:53 PM
:eek: :eek: I had no idea such a thing existed!

My Dad left me his favorite gun; an old Model 17 Remington 20 ga pump, with a 26" modified choke bbl, *and* a 32" full choke bbl, with solid rib. It always got lots of comments with the long barrel on it, he used to cal it his "20-ga fly rod". :D It's pretty much a wall hanger now.

But that thing makes the old Model 17 look like a sawed-off!

May 22, 2005, 03:25 PM
That 32"bbl on youd M17 would find a home on trap ranges, where 34" barrels are becoming common!

The Hastings barrel extension might be a good idea for hunting if you have blisninny neighbors ;)

(Or if you are a poacher :eek: )

May 23, 2005, 02:15 PM
Diggers, you crack me up. More, give me more.

How do you keep a 6 foot long barrel from bending from its own weight?

Ben Swenson
May 23, 2005, 03:31 PM
Again ...
I still want someone to buy two of these and screw them end to end.