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View Poll Results: Which "Mad Max" 12 Gauge, double barrel with pistol grip setup?
8 inch barrel with 000 Buckshot 0 0%
10 inch barrel with 000 Buckshot 0 0%
12 inch barrel with 000 Buckshot 3 15.00%
8 inch barrel with 00 Buckshot 0 0%
10 inch barrel with 00 Buckshot 1 5.00%
12 inch barrel with 00 Buckshot 4 20.00%
8 inch barrel with #1 Buckshot 1 5.00%
10 inch barrel with #1 Buckshot 0 0%
12 inch barrel with #1 Buckshot 4 20.00%
8 inch barrel with #4 Buckshot 1 5.00%
10 inch barrel with #4 Buckshot 2 10.00%
12 inch barrel with #4 Buckshot 2 10.00%
8 inch barrel with slugs 2 10.00%
10 inch barrel with slugs 0 0%
12 inch barrel with slugs 0 0%
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Old December 30, 2015, 01:45 AM   #1
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Mad Max setup...

Which of the following "Mad Max" setups would you pick for a 12 Gauge, Double Barrel shotgun with a pistol grip. Basically a law enforcement weapon or personal protection weapon after society collapses.

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Old December 30, 2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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I voted for the 12 inch barrel with #4 Buckshot but really would go with a longer barrel for longer reach.
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Old December 30, 2015, 08:51 AM   #3
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None of the above. If it really happens, you are going to need food, and a sawed off shotgun is far from ideal for that. You can kill something at point blank with a 1,000 yard rifle, but you can't kill a deer ar 40 yards with a sawed off shotgun.
If you just want to be a legend in your own mind, a 12" barrel with #1 buck.
Don't forget to get your short barrel shotgun license so you can be legal.
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Old December 30, 2015, 09:30 AM   #4
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And don't forget to have good insurance for the wrist operations you'll need afterwards..................
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Old December 30, 2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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"Mad Max" was a movie. Nothing seen in it is real. Except maybe for the severe shortage of ammo.
A shotgun with just a pistol grip is the absolute most useless thing on the Planet.
"...Basically a law enforcement weapon..." Isn't a double barreled shotgun with a pistol grip. It's a rifle sighted, 20 inch, pump gun.
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Old December 30, 2015, 02:40 PM   #6
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or personal protection weapon after society collapses.
An AR with several 30 round mags is a much better choice; even a G17 with some G18 mags is better (and both are much easier to control)
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Old December 30, 2015, 06:30 PM   #7
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I also agree a sawed off shotgun would be bottom of the list.
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Old December 31, 2015, 01:12 AM   #8
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...Basically a law enforcement weapon..." Isn't a double barreled shotgun with a pistol grip. It's a rifle sighted, 20 inch, pump gun.


Don't underestimate the double barrel. I was sufficiently humbled by a man with a double barrel on a fun shoot. And I had a pump and friends with autos. We were all made to look like foos. His time was nearly half of ours
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Old December 31, 2015, 02:55 AM   #9
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I want either a Mad Max style sawed off shotgun or a modern repro of the Ithaca Auto & Burglar SO bad!!

I voted for the 12 incher with 00 buck. I think 12 inch makes a lot of sense with the short action of the double barrel shotgun. You also will get some decent velocity as most shotgun powders are fast burning.
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Old December 31, 2015, 03:08 AM   #10
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All that crap looks great in a movie with plenty of costumes and special effects, but a 12" sawed off (essentially an Auto and Burglar Gun) is almost worthless. They kick hard, they are deafening loud, and they are fire-breathers, which all serve to discourage anyone from using them and therefore reduce their efficacy.

And besides, isn't this a TEOTWAWKI thread, and aren't they "non grata"?
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Old December 31, 2015, 03:56 AM   #11
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Sourpuss. Nobody said they WERE effective, or fun to shoot for that matter.

They are however, totally cool.
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Old December 31, 2015, 09:50 AM   #12
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Guess that all depends on what one considers "cool"....
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Old January 14, 2016, 10:20 AM   #13
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ill do the 8" with slugs. in an iwb holster. why not right?
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Old January 14, 2016, 10:30 AM   #14
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The gun was developed due to the limited options in post apocalypse Australia. It was to be fired from a weird monster truck or car.

If only Max had a brace of Taurus Judge's he could have won the day easily.

Silly thread.
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