In a home defense situation, you want to be aware of just what shotgun shells will do to a wall – and what they’ll do to things on the other side of them. The Box O’ Truth investigates with their usual detailed analysis.

I didn’t want to slight the shotgun lovers by not carefully researching what a shotgun will do as far as penetration. The shotgun is a Mossberg Maverick, 12 Gauge, with a 19.5″ barrel, no choke. Typical of “combat” shotgun dimensions. The Box O’ Truth is loaded with 12 sheets of 5/8″ sheetrock, backed up by a jug of water to try to “catch” anything that might penetrate all 12 boards. It is backed-up by a wall of bricks.

This is the first shot.

To read the rest of this article, please head to the Box O’ Truth, an Outdoor Hub Network member.

What's Your Reaction?

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *