Saturday, February 20, 2010
Praxis: Is necessity the mother of invention, or merely a mother? The Saga of the Nigerian Shotgunner.
Thanks to cybrc for forwarding this: Turning Birdshot into Slugs for Self-Defense
Y-Man's home-grown 12 gauge slugs.
Y-Man lives in Nigeria, where shotguns are the only permissible weapons and you can't go down to WalMart to buy a box of twelve gauge slugs. A pistol grip Mossberg 500A is his only weapon and birdshot is all he can get to feed it. So he improvises, adapts and overcomes. Be sure to also visit his previous posts, the Saga of the Nigerian Shotgunner.
Here's his first experience crafting a stock for his Turkish EFE. The firing pin later broke and he traded it in on a Mossberg Cruiser, also a pistol-grip 12 gauge.
A plea for expert advice from America.
The Saga continues.
Part 4, with a great video.
Y-Man's Mossberg with improvised stock.
The whole thing made me want to stock up on more ammo for my Mossberg 500 (and to finally break down and get a spare parts kit for it).
I have a dog-eared two-volume set of this book that has tagged along with me since the 70s. An excellent overview of the subject.