View Full Version : low flash 12 gauge 00 buckshot for defense?

February 23, 2008, 12:16 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm looking to buy low recoil, 12 gauge, 00 nine-pellet buckshot for home defense. Can any of you folks tell me if you've found any such ammo with low flash propellant?

I worry about temporarily blinding myself if, heaven forbid, I have to shoot in a darkened home.


February 23, 2008, 12:56 AM
Check out Hornady's new TAP ammo. It's low flash for self-defense.


I'm thinking about picking up a box or two of their 9mm for my 2 9mm pistols so I have a self defense ammo here at home.

February 23, 2008, 04:08 AM
Even stock 12 gauge 00 Buck isnt bad in flash. I've fired some in near total darkness and it wasn't bad- sort of a low intensity dull orange flash about 12" long. That being said I think the low recoil 00 buck is a great idea.

February 23, 2008, 01:02 PM
i think the federal premium tactical buckshot has a lowflash. that stuff held a really tight pattern with my slug barrel. it has that flight control wad in it. would like to see that in #1 and #4 buck shells.

February 25, 2008, 09:01 AM
I haven't found any reduced/managed
recoil loads that have very much of
a flash.It's more of a orange slow
instead of a flash from a 18.5"
Mossberg 500A.