As I said...I didn't know if you were joking or not.I was trying to add a little humor based on your love for the really old school weapons but now have to wonder if you’re trying to be funny thinking that a single round musket is better armed than having a single blank round in a shotgun that has follow-up rounds? I’m not sure what the posts claiming I’ll get myself (or someone else) killed are based on. I never asked anyone to agree with my opinion or use what I posted if it’s not what they want to do. If you don’t like it, or agree with it simply move on but comments about getting someone killed because of it are simply hyperbole. Now if you can produce case study or papers that prove otherwise, I’ll gladly retract my opinion as dangerous. Otherwise it’s my opinion, just as yours is that it’s dangerous and will get someone killed. Others are capable of making their own decisions on whether it’s a bad idea, okay idea or great idea.
Another benefit to having first round blank is that if for some negligent reason your child gets a hold of your shotgun, the first round likely won’t kill a loved one. I have no children so not a concern of mine but those that do, it might be a consideration (I know, kids never touch firearms…).
And I stand by my statement of being better armed with a loaded and capped or primed muzzle loader than a shotgun loaded with a blank....
Partial quote of my original statement...
Please note the use of the word "I"....And to be serious I would be better armed than your loading of a blank in a shotgun.
I would be better armed with loaded and primed or capped muzzle loader....as in I would...never said anyone else would.
I say this because of my experience and use of muzzle loaders.
In any event....All I ever really wanted to say to you was :
Do as you wish....it is your life , your situation and your home.
I wouldn't use your suggested loading....but that is me.
Something else to consider....
You won't get to choose who breaks into your home...why they do so..or when.
But mostly importantly....'Cause it seems as if it needs repeating....
Do as you wish....its your life , your situation and your home.