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.