Hank and Jake talk with CHiPs Officer Greg about the 4-H Youth Shooting Program. Welcome to Episode 070 of Gun Guy Radio,----this is the podcast that shines a positive light on the firearms lifestyle. I’m Your host Jake Challand and we have Co-Host Hank Hockey with us tonight as well. This is your weekly dose of positive firearms talk, without the politics.
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- Hank - Heading to a local sportsmans club tomorrow to get set up as a member. Been on a waiting list for about a year and my time has finally come to join.
Main Topic:Guest Gregg Chrissakis; Officer with the State of California Highway Patrol
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John: Any idea how to keep from anticipating a shot's recoil and flinching? I barely passed my carry class at personal defense specialists with my 17 oz lc9. Needed 15 shots in 8 inch circle +at 15 feet and without fail I dropped 2 or 3 out of the bunch every time because of it. thanks.
Braden: Gentlemen, I am a brand new listener to your podcast and started with the shotgun episode because it is a passion of mine.
I do have a couple of comments and suggestions for you. I'm just Joe Average, so take them or leave them.
I realize you guys were joking, but there is a little less mystery to the calculation of the bore size for shotguns. It is an archaic system in which the gauge refers to the number of lead balls that it would take to equal a pound. So, 12 balls of lead of the same size that weigh a pound have a diameter of the bore of a 12 gauge shotgun. Thus, we see the odd size progression where 20 gauge has a smaller bore size, but a larger gauge number.
I did not study French, actually I'm a francophobe, but the two words sabot and flechette are of French origin. You can use a dictionary app on the iPhone or internet sites to hear how they are pronounced. Sabot was used fine, but I cringed when flechette was mentioned every time. A quick check for words like these helps a lot with credibility on pod casts.
I appreciate that it was noted on your show that buckshot is useful for big animals like deer (or man in the case of home defense). Some advocate for bird shot in houses/apartments due to over-penetration, but remember firearms rule Number 4 (known what's behind your target). If I am defending my house, it is not against a crazy duck or turkey. I need the power to make it through clothing and to vital organs of the bad guy. I'll stick with the FBI ballistics data any day over someone's opinion on how to make a devastating shotgun into a semi-benign wimpy weapon.
Finally, please do not recommend the esoteric rounds for home defense. I can just see an overzealous prosecutor using that against the good guy. Use what the police use locally if at all possible (e.g. low recoil OO buckshot). Likewise, do not use "less lethal" ammunition, ever. We are not stopping prison riots. Be aware, it is incorrectly called "non-lethal" ammunition because it certainly can be lethal! If you are justified in using a firearm, it is tactically unsound to use a bean bag or the like. You will still be treated as if you used lethal force because it can be lethal at close ranges.
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