|Originally Posted By JPN:
Originally Posted By Maynard:
There's a local CCW instructor who carried one and advocated using snake shot in it to disable rather than kill any attackers.
I shit you not.
I've used the .22 shotshells in a rifle (16" barrel) to kill mice. At about 8 feet, the shot pattern from that 16" barrel spreads to a little larger than a mouse. It kills the mouse (if you have it centered on the mouse) but does very little visible damage.
I haven't tried the .22 shotshells from a handgun, but I did try the .38special shotshells in a 6" revolver. The pattern spreads so fast, from that 6" barrel, that it is useless at 8 feet.
Was he planning to fire it with the muzzle pressed against a leg or arm?
His plan was to shoot them in the face.
I asked him what he would do if they were wearing glasses.
He didn't have an answer.