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Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- The Mossberg Shockwave is a 12-gauge shotgun (now in 20 gauge, too) with a pistol grip instead of a stock and a 14-inch barrel. It is NOT considered a short-barreled shotgun under the law, however. Member John V. shared his experience with me on firing one:
A personal story concerning the Mossberg Shockwave:
I was in Afghanistan training the Afghan Border Police when a number of them showed up at my training site.
Wow, these are pretty neat little shotguns! Let’s go try ’em out!
But what’s this little pussy-strap on the fore grip for? (I knew what it was for, but being a tough guy there was no way in Hell I was going to use it because I was not a pussy!)
So I grabbed one and went to the range. I loaded it up with 00 Buck, stuck it out in front of me, and let fly – ka-BOOOOOOM!
HOLY S**T!!! They say that the first shot should always be a surprise – well, SURPRISE!!!
The thing flew up out of my support hand and over my head, and almost out of my fire control hand because I didn’t use the Pussy Strap.
Yeah, I know.
Hey, if somebody wants one of those things, more power to you, whatever floats your boat. But owners who think they want one for personal or home defense, or maybe a car gun, REALLY need to go to the range and practice with it to understand what this little gadget is about – it is a close-quarters tool – and to figure out what load to use.
True to its name, it is DEFINITELY not controllable like a regular shotgun unless you use the Pussy Strap. It is a fire-breather, and the muzzle blast is terrific, to say the least. If you aren’t properly prepared for blazing away indoors, or God forbid, from the inside of a car, your head will pay a heavy price – and so will the heads of the range patrons in neighboring stalls.
Be considerate with this thing – use an outdoor range. And use the Pussy Strap.
As for me, I’ll stick with something a little more tame, like maybe a .416 Rigby. 😉
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