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Shooting the VEPR-12 w/Friends

With all the hoopla going around over the VEPR sanctions, I have noticed increased traffic on our VEPR based content. Specifically, Freeze’s VEPR-12 shotgun. And then it occurred to me, I never posted these photos from a friendly range session with some very good friends. Neither one of them being experienced gun people actually turned out to be a net …

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Interesting Shotgun Kaboom

Well…it may not be interesting for you, but it is for me. I have seen just about every kind of weapon come apart. Just. One thing I have never personally witnessed or experienced is a shotgun kaboom. The reports are this was NOT a 12/20 syndrome. But rather the use of old ammunition. Perhaps very, very, very old ammunition that …

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No! Birdshot Does Not Work For Self Defense

This is a rumor that won’t seem to die. Why I have no idea. In today’s information age, just about anything you want to learn is just Google-fu away. But for some reason, I will still occasionally hear someone, somehow, someway has contrived some ridiculous scenario where birdshot is their choice as a self defense shotgun loading. And typically, the …

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How Shotshells Are Made

Even if you don’t handload, you probably have a good idea how shotshells are loaded. Powder, wad, shot, crimp. It’s pretty basic. But what about the actual shell? Ever thought about how those are made? I have to say I was impressed when I first saw it. Shotshells start as big hoppers full of little plastic pellets that are melted …