STOP GAYING UP THE UBERBOARD! You can bitch about gun stuff all you want right here.Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-06-19 16:46:11 EDT
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The image below is of my Home D primary weapon. It's a 'Saiga 12', which is a Russian-made Kalashnikov-based 12 gauge autoloading shotgun. It uses removable magazines (the one in the pic holds 10 rds). It's barrel has been shortened to 11 inches (legally, though the BATFE Form 1 process including a $200 Tax Stamp). It has a folding stock, which when folded gives the whole autoloading 12 gauge shotgun a length of about 24 inches (or 61 cm). It has a flashlight on it, which is there to illuminate where the 00 Buckshot is going to go if the room is dark when the gun is needed. It has a holographic sight for the same use in daylight. It's short so that I can turn around in a hallway with the stock open. It's got a decent capacity and swappable magazines so, if I need to use it, I don't have to reload as often and I can do so quickly if needed. It's autoloading so I can use it with one hand if necessary.
It looks aggressive enough that the California legislature has an apoplectic attack whenever they think of anything remotely like it, because it's supposed to. Recall your HGttG, on the subject of guns: "Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with." I don't go out with it (except to the back yard to keep in practice), but if you're in my house and threatening me or mine then the wrong end of this is what you get to see. If an intruder gets scared and runs away because the big scary gun is so big and scary, well then the intruder problem is solved.
If you live in a place that allows you to own such a thing and you care to do so and if you have some mechanical ability and some tools and if you don't have anything in your background that would prevent you from getting a $200 Tax Stamp for a Title II Weapon (and you probably don't), you can build one of these yourself, legally, for around $1700. If you have to pay someone to resize the gas port in the barrel (and you probably will), plan on around $2200. Everything else is bolt-on or drop-in.
For the record: I have not shot anyone with this gun. I do not plan to do so, I do not want to do so, and I actively hope that I don't ever need to. I own this gun for home defense. Not for any other reasons. Defense of the home and that is all.
If you like, discuss.