Like Hobo With a Shotgun, but funnier.
So I got the OK from the future Mrs. Stick, cause, ya know, that's important, and so it's time for me to embrace my 2nd amendment right and get a shotty.
As a legally blind half-man, I'll never really be able to carry in public. I have knives, and that will just have to be good enough for me. So no hand guns.
However, at home, I am in a castle- even in Maryland, kinda sorta- so I must defend my castle with overwhelming firepower of the it's-ok-if-your-aim-isn't-so-great variety.
I, like so many others, had been really excited about the Kel-Tec KSG bull pup 14+1 dual tube shotgun.
However, after these exact words from our own Lord Skeletor
... my ardor for the KSG is some what diminished.Quote:
1. First and foremost, the trigger reset is the biggest glaring problem. It's an issue that can cause you to get killed trying to clear a malfunction. It's got to be addressed and fixed.
2. There are some ergonomic issues that have to be worked out that directly relate to function and safety:
a) There needs be a definitive pump-lock switch
b) Due to it's overall shortened length, there's nothing to stop your hand from sliding off and in front of the barrel. This is a bullpup, so in the process of racking your slide, you hand could easily slide off the front of the pump and in front of the muzzle. If you're in the midst of an auto-trigger/rapid fire sequence, you could blow your fucking hand off kind of easily.
Oh, and here's a pretty clear video of the trigger reset issue, which is bad.
Also, in that first video of the KSG I posted, I can definitely see what he means about the short length and the pump action ending up with a shot off hand. I think this may be a lot less likely with a solid forward grip attached tot he pump, but without it, well, even just watching the footage of someone working that gun without a grip kinda made me cringe- you can see their grip wobble.
I mean, I really love the idea of 15 rounds and an overall length of 26", but I hate the idea of shooting my hand off or having the thing simply not fire. So, I asked Skeletor for a his recommendations around the same price range- roughly $600-800, though less is of course fine.
He came up with the Benelli M1 S90 or the Beretta 1201. I got to use both at last year's Camp Skeletor.
I have to say, there is something awesome to be said for a semi-auto shotgun, but I may be willing to go and just get a Mossberg 500 for half the price.
I'll be stopping by my local gun store, Atlantic Guns- less than a block from my apartment-, to see what they have and maybe ask a few questions. I know Benelliusa.com lists them as a vendor, but I don't know about Beretta yet. I've been in there a few times, and they have a pretty sizable collection of new stuff under glass and behind the counter and a whole wall of, apparently, used shottys in the back.
So, Bullies, have any suggestions?
Questions, comments, concerns?
Oh, and for the record, my poorly sighted ass will be slapping a red dot on my shotgun :-P