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    Question regarding shotgun adapters

    While I know that longgun talk isn't really okay here, there are a few handguns that also shoot shotgun shells. And I was wondering if the adapters in the below links are safe to use in them (handguns that can shoot shotgun sheels, as well as in normal shotguns).


    http://store.dinaarms.com/12_GA_Adapters_s/1.htm
    http://shotgunadapter.com/
    http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com..._Adapters.html
    http://www.gunadapters.com/categories/Shotgun-Adapters/
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    See Rule 14:

    (14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC

    Not "(14) LONG GUN DISCUSSION IS OFF TOPIC"

    The owner of this forum understands that we are gun enthusiasts. He don't seem to mind long gun discussion as long as it isn't potentially damaging our cause of OCing.

    I do think that the adapters would be SAFE to use but I wouldn't advise it.

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    You do understand that all the adapters listed are so you can shoot other ammo out of a 12Ga. shotgun right?

    While it might be safe to shoot a .44 mag ( or any of the other Cal. listed ) out of a 12GA using the adapters , there is no way you could achieve any kind of accuracy . The adapters that allow you to shoot a 20Ga or a .410 out of a 12Ga. might have some merit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayspapa View Post
    You do understand that all the adapters listed are so you can shoot other ammo out of a 12Ga. shotgun right?

    While it might be safe to shoot a .44 mag ( or any of the other Cal. listed ) out of a 12GA using the adapters , there is no way you could achieve any kind of accuracy . The adapters that allow you to shoot a 20Ga or a .410 out of a 12Ga. might have some merit though.
    Yes, I know. And I was looking to use it more for shooting a 20g or .410 out of my 12g. My wife doesn't like to shoot the 12g due to recoil (even though it has a recoil reducer on it that works extremely well) and I'm thinking that smaller sized ammo would work well for her. Also, I'd like to start my kids with shooting a real gun since they have excelled at gun safety with their bb guns and .410 would be perfect for them.
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    I've got some and they work fine. They will with a second adapter work great in flare pistols, that is the way I usually use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper1 View Post
    I've got some and they work fine. They will with a second adapter work great in flare pistols, that is the way I usually use them.
    Thanks!

    And how the hell do you keep from breaking your wrist using a regualr shotgun shell in a flare gun!?!
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    I shoot pistol cartridges using the adapters in my flare guns. It is illegal to shoot shotgun shells out of flare guns. Doing that would make the flare gun a unregistered short barreled shotgun.
    Last edited by jeeper1; 01-08-2012 at 07:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper1 View Post
    I shoot pistol cartridges using the adapters in my flare guns. It is illegal to shoot shotgun shells out of flare guns. Doing that would make the flare gun a unregistered short barreled shotgun.
    Ahh, I see now.
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