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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #76
 
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mrb, it varies from state to state, La.was 20" in the 70s...federal is 18"....state can make it longer than federal but can't make it less than 18 unless for law enforcement/military....check with your state police and make them show you where to find it in the law...lotsa cops will woof you even if they don't know....in La., I added 1/4 " to be safe....
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Arrow They are correct...

18" by Federal law although some states can require they be longer. You can go shorter but that would require a Federal Stamp and permit similar to Full Auto.
Also there are some allowances for Law Enforcement and the Military to go shorter.
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there is alot of different idea's on what will do the job on a bad guy in the house . And having a few years of experance a shotgun or two in my life. I feel that standard feild loads are all your going to need, reason buckshot is going to go through walls and could possible hurt someone in the next room. If your at a motel and you do have to shoot someone and it goes into the room next room your screwed crimally as well as civily. My choice bird shot71/2 or 8's will do the job at close range.
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thank yall. I cant figure out why there is a restriction on the length of a shotgun other than sports. I gotta lot to learn about what is legal.
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In the good old days, the bad old guys would cut off a pump at the magazine cap or the double barrel at the end of the forearm, and hide the gun under a coat...some even cut the stock short and it got even harder to spot...the Law got tired of being outgunned (.38 vs. 12 ga. OO buck is a bad match) and got them outlawed...now it's Fed. law that a barrel of shotgun must be 18", the rifle must be 16", and overall length of either must be 27"...some states require longer...i.e. La. is 20" on shotgun barrels....I'd like the 14" barrel that LEOs use on their entry shotguns, but it'd be a $200.00 tax stamp, toenail exam before getting it, and a hassle everytime it was spotted by an LEO-so 18" is the limit....not that much difference in performance....
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i gottcha now. what about the 45.....cant a .410 be fired from it.?
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Only a .45LC with a cylinder or bore machined out long enough to accept the shell once it has folded open....if it wasn't designed to do it...like Snuffy's and Sgt Knuckles .45LC/.410 revolvers, and you got it loaded, when it fired, it'd fold out into the barrel and blow the barrel....they are classified as revolvers....
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thanks sheepdog.......saw one at the gunshop in dothan awhile back and it had a long cylinder.
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i like my 870 pistol grip tactical stock, hogue rubber fore-end, and a 17 3/4'' barrel.

magnum #4 turkey loads and the biggest buckshot you can buy(alternating)...... here it is next to the nightstand in the window sill.

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Picking up my Maverick 88 riot (18 1/2 in. barrel, police sights,wood buttstock painted black insted of synthetic, black sling) Fri or Sat after 10 day wait is over ...
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Mossberg 500 riot gun, 12 ga, 18 inch, cylinder bore, advanced tactical pistol grip stock, and heat shield.
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A lot of HD shotgunners here. Here is a 870P with Knoxx stock and accessories.
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Well I took the Mossberg out for its inaugeral shots this afternoon. Set up a paper over plywood at 25 yards, wanted to check patterns and aim using the 'turkey bead' system.
It came with Imp Cyl, Mod, and Full. I tried 7.5 and 4 bird shots out of each, aiming point with all was right on.

Interesting was pellet penetrations. The 7.5 left most of themselves at the surface of the wood, not even enough penetration to bury themselves. I certainly would not rely on them for a home defense, as I have read some people do.
But the 4-bird went out of sight into the wood. At the edges I saw some had gone about 2 plys through. That should be OK for in-home defense, and still protect the neighbours.
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