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  • Is short stroking a legitimate concern during home defense?

     overhardeggs updated 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • overhardeggs

    Member
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    How often does short stroking happen for you personally?

  • Subverto_

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Absolutely! I shoot sporting clays with a buddy that shoots an 870 wingmaster pump. He’s got thousands upon thousands of shells through that thing and every once in a while he’ll short stroke. Doesn’t happen often, but it happens, and i’d imagine sporting clays is a lot less stressful than defending yourself in a life or death situation. Not to mention we shoot sporting clays in the middle of the day wide awake. You may be defending yourself in the middle of the night seconds after waking up.

  • ardesofmiche

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    If you don’t practice, it’s 100% a legitimate concern.

  • 5t0ryt3113r

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Stress and adrenaline make it harder to do things that require fine motor skills, but with training and repetition you can compensate with muscle memory

  • Palladium_Dawn

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    *semi autos have entered the chat*

  • Okapi77

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Only once.

    It happened in a class with the instructor holding a shot timer right behind my head. I tried to go faster than my ability would allow and paid the price. Stress can make you a stupid idiot.

    I recovered quickly and vowed to never let it happen again. Shame and failure are great motivators.

    This is actually why I take classes and compete in leagues. Stress will lay bare weaknesses and show you what you need to work on. If I hadn’t messed up in class, I would likely mess up in real life.

  • Panzerschwein45

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    This is why semi autos like the Benelli M4 or Beretta 1301 are MORE RELIABLE in actual combat situations over a pump.

    The gun is better able to feed itself than many users are able to manually feed their pump guns in a life or death fight or flight.

  • rtp357m1

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    If you don’t practice it could be cause for concern.

  • ConsiderationWhole39

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Ive seen it happen and completely disable a shotgun

  • Archaic_1

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Are you asking me or my wife . . . ?

  • bilinearolive3

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    It shouldnt be an issue but people are scared to put a little ass into their shotgun. It doesnt need to be babied. Slam that bitch back

  • SadSavage_

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Practice. Practice. Practice.

  • MiikaMorgenstern

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Is there anything a pump does better? It’ll eat any kind of ammo sure, but if you patterns and run the best HD ammo in *your* shotgun you can’t hold that as an advantage. Cycling the pump puts the next round on tap whether your last round went bang or not… unless it jams. A jam in a pump that isn’t cleared by racking the slide isn’t going to clear faster than a semi-auto. A semi-auto running proven ammunition and settings will run with less recoil and faster followup shots. You can, in theory, fire a semi-auto one handed more easily in an emergency. The list goes on and on… it’s all break even or in favor of the semi auto, assuming you actually do your due diligence

  • PhantomBladeX89

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Never if u practice enough

  • AD3PDX

    Guest
    May 14, 2022 at 5:16 am

    OG is a police instructor on shotguns. Hear what he says about short stroking at 4:00

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