This is a discussion on I wish they made a legal "lupara" within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've always wanted a lupara, and I've been thinking about a certain setup they could totally make. It would be 11 inches, double barrel 410/45lc ...
I've always wanted a lupara, and I've been thinking about a certain setup they could totally make. It would be 11 inches, double barrel 410/45lc with minimal rifling (to be legal). It would have a nice wood stock that would extend up until the muzzle. It would have either dual external hammers or the internal hammers like a stoeger coach gun. It would have to have some sort of safety mechanisms that would allow you to keep it loaded (be that some transfer bar and/or manual safety). And it would be awesome.
I know that cobray makes some kind of double barrel 410 shotty, but I want a well made "lupara" that is well crafted and engineered. I know that this is a limited market, and I'm NOT arguing that it is the best tool for the job, but I really want one. And I think there would be a few markets for one. It would appeal the defensive carry member who loves the idea of owning a lupara. It would appeal as a secondary kind of gun you could leave in a truck or someplace in the house for quick access. It would be very intimidating. It would also appeal to a newbie to the gun world who would like a home defense weapon and likes the simplicity, size, and the cool factor.
For practicality, of course you could just get a judge (or remington/mossberg or anything else). But I don't particularly want a judge. And as far as ballistics are concerned, a 3 inch shell with five 000 buck coming from a 10+ inch barrel would be effective at self defense distances. While it wouldn't eviscerate or obliterate like a 12 gauge, I would bet that it would reliably neutralize the threat.
I'm sure taurus or mossberg could whip one of these out in a heartbeat. Oh well...
Here's a picture i found of a real lupara
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I would guarantee it would be a bugger to shoot. My 18 1/4" Double Barrel Double Hammer Rossi Coach Gun kicks like a mule when both barrels are touched off with even just light dove loads when not shouldered, since it doesn't have a lot of weight to dampen the recoil. With 3" magnums it is darned near a finger breaker held at waist level.. Not as much fun as it might sound.
That said...it still totally rocks ;)
Look up the John Wayne movie El Dorado with James Caan. James Caan's character could not shoot a pistol with a darn, so John Wayne found him a double barrel sawed off to pistol length that he wore in a pistol holster. It looked a lot like your Lupara. They treated the recoil very realistically and it is genuinely fun just to see him light it up on screen
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