The Truth About Shotguns? by Robert Farago | Aug 26, 2011 | 7 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Gun guru Todd Jarrett tells it like it is. Allegedly. comments fire_medic says: August 26, 2011 at 15:20 what happened to nobody past the shooting line? when he got to 15 yards (?) there was a number of people in front of the 15 yard mark. on a side note i demonstrated this to a friend of mine. just because you have a shotgun, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to aim. he had a “but the movies told me so” moment. Reply IndyEric says: August 26, 2011 at 15:57 Re: Firing line. My first thought as well. Reply Todd S says: August 26, 2011 at 15:57 Even with #8 at 25 yds the pattern isn’t all that large. It will kill a bird, but it (most likely) won’t kill anything larger. It WILL probably make it want to flee/lay down for a bit. Reply Orvil says: August 27, 2011 at 00:23 Is he on the set of Tron II ? Reply fda_fdi says: August 27, 2011 at 12:09 The SHOTGUN (with TAP 00Buck, not Birdshot) and the .223 ARE truly THE MOST Superior Home-Defense Weapons by way of hardest-dumping and least over-penetration of all Home-Defense-class Weapons. YES, the .223 as well! They are THE LOUDEST, EAR-DEAFENING of the bunch too, unfortunately, disqualifying them for most families. Reply Mike the Limey says: August 27, 2011 at 16:00 Having shot some rather telling holes in brick (not cinderblock) walls with 5.56×45 I can’t agree with the assertion that it is less penetrating than most, if not all handgun cartridges. Reply Sean says: August 27, 2011 at 21:05 We must consult the Pizza Box ‘o Truth! (I love that website!) Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.