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What is it about a boom stick?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by CleverName, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Logically, I know that a semi auto carbine is probably a better choice for self defense in most situations, but darn it, there is just something about a 12 gauge pump that makes me feel giddy. More often than not I find myself grabbing my 18.5" 590a1 when going camping or woods excursions. I am very good with the shotgun, and operating it is second nature to me. I bet if I took some carbine courses I may end up feeling different, but for now, my shotgun is my "companion" weapon. Anyone else feel this way about their Boom Stick?
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Its hard to stand up against a hail of eight .36 caliber balls or 1/12 of a pound of lead flying through the air. Except for the sound of an AK bolt sliding home, I can't think of a more chilling noise than a 12g. shotgun racking a shell.

    Keith
     
  3. foomanchu

    foomanchu Milwaukie, OR Member

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    And of course, it's gotta be a pump. A semi just isn't the same!
     
  4. Texfisher33

    Texfisher33 Tri-Cities, WA Active Member

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    I talked to a weapons instructor once that said he'd choose his shotgun for anything within 100 yards over anything else.
     
  5. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    AWE the sound of a 12 ga. pump
    ..Its the best way to say "make my day" without saying a word.
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick with my AR. 30 round magazine is all I can say.
     
  7. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    12 ga. ar,sks,.45, deer rifle..use what you got and god bless america