View Full Version : .410 shotgun AR upper

12-06-2009, 2:05 AM

12-06-2009, 6:10 AM
This is kinda cool, are there other mfr's of Shotgun Uppers as well?

12-06-2009, 6:52 AM
It's a cool concept, but I can't really think of a practical use--a .410 with cylinder choke is near worthless for almost any hunting purpose. You could throw a sack of poodles through that shot pattern! It wouldn't be my first choice for home defense either; a 20-gauge is far more powerful and versatile (you get roughly 2/3 the muzzle energy of a 12-gauge, with only half the recoil), and can still be handled by most shooters without much difficulty.

Also, just as an aside, the author asserts that "at across-the-room distances, even a load of small birdshot is a very effective stopper." Actually, that is bunk. Birdshot does not reliably penetrate deep enough to hit vitals, and can not be considered a reliable manstopper. Stick to slugs or buckshot. Birdshot is, well, for birds!

It would be a cool novelty, but again I can't think of a practical use for it.

12-07-2009, 11:30 AM
i just thought it was a novel idea. its legal is it not, with a bullet button to lock the mag?

12-07-2009, 12:12 PM
If only it also shot .45 Colt like the Judge does... :drool:

Otherwise I'll stick with dedicated shotguns...