Gun Adapters To Fire .22LR In Your 12 Gauge Shotgun

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I have a thing for multi-purpose/multi-use items and I have always had an interest in survival and being prepared for various situations that should arise. It might be my military background and love for the outdoors. I keep ready to go a “go bag” prepared for my family containing clothes, packaged food, water, survival/first aid supplies. You just never know what is going to happen. Whether it is a natural disaster, the economy crashes, or the zombies start walking around. I have been looking at single shot shotguns to purchase when I get back to the states to use as a survival/wilderness/hunting shotgun. Loving multi-purpose items I came across these shotgun adapters from gunadapters.com. What is great about them is that you can take your single shot or break action double barrel and use these adapters to shoot various calibers of ammunition out of your 12 gauge shotgun. They currently offer adapters for your 12 gauge shotgun to shoot .22lr, .22mag, .45ACP, 38/357, .44 mag, .45 Colt, 9mm and 20 gauge. But for sake of this post, I am going to talk about the .22lr adapters. Shoot .410 out of your 12 gauge I am a huge fan of owning …

Can You Fire a .50 BMG In A 12 Gauge Shotgun?

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Would a .50 cal fit into a 12 gauge shotgun? What would happen if you try to shoot it? I am not sure why someone would have these questions, but hey why not right? I mean, if the shoe fits. Now I am not saying you should start shooting .50 cal out of your shotgun, but it was interesting to know what would happen if you were so inclined to do so. First off, will it even fit in the barrel of a 12 gauge? Ok, so it fits. But will it fire and not cause you to die in the process? Now, I really hope I should not have to say this, but don’t be stupid. Don’t shoot ammo in your shotgun not designed for it. Besides, I would not want to be on the backside of that shotgun when the .50 cal goes off. If you don’t die, I am sure it would be painful.

All This Ammo, How Do I Store It?

So you got all this ammo now that you have started saving it. Now you are asking yourself, how do I store it? Well my friends, here are some answers. By far the 2 most common ways to safely store your ammo is in either ammo cans or a firearms safe. I love ammo cans. People do however use a bunch of other things such as jars, vacuum sealing them in bags, coffee cans, Tupperware, the list goes on and on. I am going to talk about ammo cans in particular, but the same ideas can be applied to whatever container you decide to use. The enemy of your stored ammo is….. It may seem as simple as just throwing your ammo into some ammo cans and calling it good. However, there are several elements that can have a huge negative effect on your ammo if you plan on storing them for awhile. If you store your ammo improperly you can cause duds and misfires. To prevent those from happening to your ammo stockpile, you need to minimize heat, humidity and moisture. Using an ammo can you can take these steps. Make sure you ammo can is free of holes, …

The Army’s New Shotgun- M26 MASS

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The Army has began to issue the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) to troops. The first to receive this new shotgun is the 2nd BCT of the 101st Airborne Division according to Clarksville Online . So what exactly is the M26? It’s a 12 gauge shotgun that can be mounted underneath a M4 rifle or used as a standalone shotgun. Because it is magazine fed, it measures only 24 inches in standalone configuration and 16.5 inches underneath a M4. Its a “bolt action” meaning you have to pull the charging handle to the rear and then push it forward to chamber the round. Its pretty much a pump action but with a little handle on one side. Is there a need to replace our Mossberg 500′s we currently have? Depends on who you ask I guess. Yeah I get that you are supposed to be able to transition from your breaching weapon to your primary weapon (M4), but is the cost worth it? I know our shotguns never leave the wire. Our machine gunners carry them around the COP and I have never had to use a shotgun to breach a door here in Afghanistan, atleast where I am. …

Missing Shots? Could It Be Your Shot String?

Shot string is length of the pellet cloud measured from the very front pellet to the very last one as it moves through the air towards a target. A ton of people know about patterning and the concept behind it, but very few take the time learn about their shot string. The easiest way to tell the differences between the two is patterning tells you where all the pellets are hitting, shot string tells you how long it takes for all the pellets to hit. Lets look a little deeper into the subject and see if your shot string is a problem and if you can improve your shot string. Lets start with some of what affects your shot string- type of choke, pressures from firing and shot hardness/type of shot. Now all those factors determine the amount of deformation to the shot (shot that is no longer round like it was prior to firing). More shot deformation equals longer shot string, and that’s not good. Type of Choke If you run a cylinder bore (no choke) there is nothing at the end of the barrel for the shot to get forced through. If on the other hand you have …

Is The Kel-Tec KSG A Good Shotgun?

When the Kel-Tec KSG appeared at the SHOT Show 2011, it was a strange and odd appearing shotgun. Appearances aside, how can you pass up a shotgun with 14+1 capacity and the ability to change between 2 different types of ammunition by simply sliding a lever to the other side in a total length of 26 inches? Well with all great new ideas, there are problems. When the KSG was introduced in 2011 it suffered from a “dead” trigger. After you fired, if you still had your finger holding the trigger back and cycled the pump, the trigger would not reset and you would get a “dead” trigger. Another rather significant issue was the placement of the action release lever. It was directly in front of the trigger guard and if you happen to have big fingers or bad placement, when you rack the slide back you could slam into your finger causing pain to you and the shotgun to possibly short stroke. Fast forward to 2012 and Kel-Tec KSG has been improved by directly addressing the issues it previously had. Just a side note here, if the manufacturer listens to its customers and addresses and fixes the issues they …