JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/01/combination-qotd-and-gun-pr0n.html (14 comments)

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jsid-1263027631-995  carnaby at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 09:00:32 +0000

Besides making oneself deaf, what's the gigantic muzzle brake for?

jsid-1263049901-153  Ed "What the" Heckman at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 15:11:41 +0000

It's a shotgun, the brake is for making everyone around you deaf!  :-P

jsid-1263049973-969  Ed "What the" Heckman at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 15:12:53 +0000

A little more seriously, I notice that this thing doesn't have a stock, so I imagine that the brake is to keep the recoil manageable with even heavy loads.

jsid-1263060689-936  geekwitha45 at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:11:30 +0000

Reminds me of an old Oleg Volk poster, picturing a sleepy mutt, and the caption, "Do I LOOK like a security system? Get a shotgun."

jsid-1263073436-479  carnaby at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 21:43:56 +0000

Whatever it's for, it's gonna make you and everyone else around you deaf if you have to use it. I'll pass. I'd prefer something more like a suppressed AR in 6.8 SPC :)

jsid-1263073752-951  LabRat at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 21:49:15 +0000

Meanwhile, none of my shotguns have ever done what one of my Akitas has done for me, which was corner a trespasser in the back yard I wasn't even aware of and hold him there for me until I could get there and deal with the situation.

Seriously though, I've always viewed them as having two completely different roles, not an either-or choice...

jsid-1263074986-225  Kim at Sat, 09 Jan 2010 22:09:46 +0000

We have a simple maxim for our dog.  Because it's a Shih-Tzu, its only function is to wake Mommy and Daddy up if there's an intruder, and we can take it from there...  and it does that job wonderfully.  Best damn watch dog I've ever owned.

And it sleeps on our bed at nights.

jsid-1263082048-531  Firehand at Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:07:28 +0000

I don't care how good the brake is, I'm not firing it.  My hands are bad enough now.

And yeah, even a little dog that turns loose out of the darkness can scare hell out of someone, on top of causing you to levitate off the mattress.

jsid-1263084658-138  khbaker at Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:51:05 +0000

Hell, I want one of these.  No muzzle brake on that. :)

jsid-1263096369-278  DirtCrashr at Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:06:09 +0000

Jeebus, that Shorty!  How about a simple yet elegant Howdah gun, or two? :-)

jsid-1263097594-105  Guest (anonymous) at Sun, 10 Jan 2010 04:26:34 +0000

The very definition of waffenposselhaft.

jsid-1263271777-548  Rignerd at Tue, 12 Jan 2010 04:49:37 +0000

I thought Ithaca had the rights to the Road Blocker name with their 10 gauge shorty.


jsid-1263495570-154  perlhaqr at Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:59:30 +0000

I love that thing.  It's so pretty.  :)

jsid-1263513824-753  markm at Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:03:44 +0000

Some years ago, a collection of very valuable dolls went on tour to England. The British company ensuring the event wanted heavy security, but no guns, no. So they required guard dogs. One of the dogs went nuts and chewed up the dolls. It must have looked like a whole room full of chew toys...

Yes, dogs can be a great alert system, if you learn enough about them to anticipate a few behavioral quirks. Some dogs can also provide physical backup. But they aren't the whole security system, and in particular they can only take down a gunman if he's reluctant to shoot a dog or distracted by something more dangerous - such as the dog's owner with a shotgun.

But stockless shotguns? Ouch!

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