I still hear that old saw, "when the bad guy hears my 12 gauge pump racking, they wet their pants."
Yes, except when they don't. The home invader might be crazy, have nothing to lose, or are deaf from the adrenalin or just deaf.
"The rack of the 12 gauge is God's whisper. The hit from a .45 is His voice."
Of course a hit from a 12 gauge is quite emphatic, I must admit. I'm just saying... don't count on the bad guys listening to what God has to say, one way or another.
I wonder how many homeowners come to grief when they rack an empty 12 gauge and nothing happens? Or when they are unwilling to do the follow through after they rack it?
Don't count on the deterrent working. The bad guy wasn't deterred by the door of an inhabited house, they might not be deterred by other things, too.
Plus: Shotguns suck for zombies. Never select a shotgun as your primary
anti-zombie firearm. It's great for onesy twosey, but zombies travel
in hordes. The reload time is onerous, and the ammo, while effective,
is heavy and bulky and short ranged.
I'd rather have .45s for bipedal home invaders. .308 to keep kids with evil intentions offa my lawn.
How things work - I was told I couldn’t have this thing and suddenly I knew I had to make it. And made a 3D gun.
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