By David Gonzales
AmmoLand Youtube Firearms Reporter
It just so happened that I can across this recent upload (http://tiny.cc/nCIf2b) to YouTube and the title of course caught my attention.
His opinion on the fallacies of shotguns was of interest too. Number one fallacy being that the sound of a shotgun having a round chambered will make people run away. He goes on to say that the only time a person should ever hear the sound of a shotgun being cocked is after a round has already been fired off.
Mr. Yeager also addresses the myth that “you can't miss with a shotgun” among other things.
What fascinated me most about this video was his discussion on over penetration. That not only is a shotgun capable of penetrating through walls but most handgun cartridges can do this as well. If a person is really afraid of over penetration that they should use an AR-15 with ball .223 ammunition because the high velocity fragmentation of the .223 will break up sooner than a handgun cartridge or buckshot, etc.
I did not know anything about Mr. Yeager until I researched him after watching this video. According to his Facebook page biography he is…”currently the MFCEO of Tactical Response Inc (firearms training company) as well as MFCEO of Tactical Response Gear Inc (tactical supply company).” He goes on to talk about his law enforcement experience and his certifications. It's definitely an interesting biography to check out if you're interested.
I must admit, even though this video was about shotguns for home defense. It got me really thinking about an AR-15 for home defense instead. Why? Because I will more than likely practice more with an AR-15 and I hopefully won't have to worry so much about over penetration. Also, for some reason I just don't see myself taking a twelve gauge shotgun out to the range as often as I should. Granted taking it to a tactical shotgun class would be a blast. But, after the class I'm not really sure I'm going to take the shotgun out to practice much, that is just me.
What are your thoughts on the best gun to keep by the bed for home defense?
Shotgun? Handgun? Maybe an AR-15?
About David Gonzales:
David Gonzales grew up with firearms and has many fond memories of hunting with his grandfather. He enjoys participating in the occasional shooting match, going to the gun range with his family and friends and still has much to learn about firearms. However, he became a certifiable “Gun Nut” in 2008 when he realized that the constitutional right he took for granted could so easily be taken away. Did you see something on YouTube that David Should review. Leave a link in the comments below.