First shots: Charles Daly VR-MC 12g semi-auto
I've had this gun (in sig below) for several months, so my son and I finally took it out this weekend to put some rounds through it. We also put several hundred rounds each through a friends bushy AR, another friends mini-14 and my 1911.
Its been several years since I've shot a 12g, I didn't remember them kicking as hard as this one did. Its got a very long ribbed barrel, a rubber pad on the end of the stock and I was shooting 3" bb-shot. It kicked like a mule, I mean pain and bruises by the second shot. Being the masochist that I am, I shot another 10-15 through it anyway.
I shot several 12g's when I was younger, had a pistol grip Mossberg and used a friends Remington 1100. I don't think they were nearly as harsh. I mean to the point that it was unpleasant (read=painful) to shoot.
Is it just me? Is it the gun? Was it the round? I tried to pick the cheapest load, just to waste for a day of plinking/blasting. I was thinking the bb-shot would be the tamest load. I keep 00 in it at the house, I'd hate to see what that feels like at this point, not to mention slugs.
Makes me have second thoughts of using this gun for a combat shotgun course (200 shot rounds + 25 slugs in two days). Just throwing the gun at a home invader (while shooting them with my .45) would be much less painful. :)
Other than the recoil, it fed and shot perfectly.