Watch: How NOT to Shoot a Short-Barreled Gun


Watch: How NOT to Shoot a Short-Barreled Gun

Don’t let this happen to you!

Seriously, there are some really short guns in the world, and when you grab one with both hands, there is often a tendency to hold the gun farther forward than you should.

In this short video, hickok45 gives some good advice about shooting stumpy guns, and he demonstrates with a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun.

The cloud of meat spraying away from the muzzle could have been part of his anatomy, had he been less wise. Instead, it’s what used to be a hot dog.

Even for those of us who know better, this is a good graphic reminder of what not to do.

Let’s be careful out there, folks!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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