May 08, 2010


1. Took the Winchester 12-ga. pump to the range and worked my way through a box of birdshot and fifty rounds of 9mm for the 92FS. My shoulder is feeling the effects.
2. The oldest of my nieces graduates from college this month and I am thinking a Mossberg 12 ga. with an 18.5 inch barrel is exactly what a single gal should have now that she will be living on her own. A burglar alarm is nice--that oh-so-distinctive sound a pump shotgun makes when a shell is racked is better. The baying of an alarm says help is coming; a shotgun chambering a shell says justice has arrived.
3. A weapon as a graduation gift will drive her mother (my older sister) nuts. This alone could make it worth it.

Posted by LMC at May 8, 2010 01:00 PM | TrackBack

The Mossberg is exactly what my sweetie got for me when I was living alone, before we were married. Especially fun to load with alternating slugs and shot, just to be sure you cover the bases. Nothin' says love like a firearm (swoon!)

Posted by: Mink Monica at May 8, 2010 01:39 PM

Meryl took me shooting a few weeks ago. It was my first time and it was great fun. I found out that I was pretty good shot with her bolt action rifle both left and right handed.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 8, 2010 09:53 PM

I imagine that I'm preaching to the choir here, but I'll say it anyway: Do NOT get the pistol grip model Mossberg. Anything worth shooting at is worth hitting, and a full length stock helps accuracy immensely. Unless, of course, your niece is going to be living in an EXTREMELY small room where a full length shotgun would be hard to a closet perhaps?

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at May 9, 2010 05:23 PM

..and anyone who knows anything 'bout guns is gonna know the sound....

Posted by: kmr at May 9, 2010 07:06 PM

Per Mas Ayoob (who knows something about guns), most men get shotguns for home defense that they would use, but you need to get one that the other defenders can also use. He recommends getting a 20 gauge semi-auto. If you do opt for the 12 gauge, be sure to replace the "stock" stock with a Knox recoil-reducing stock.

Posted by: Kirk at May 13, 2010 04:38 AM
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