Re: Vietnam 10 ga
Originally Posted by Brass Tacks
in our arsenal we had a 12 ga pump, I cannot remember the manufacturer for certain but I think it was an Ithaca. What stood out on this particular weapon was the absence of a trigger. The trigger guard was intact but no trigger. When a round was chambered, it went boom. I guess under certain circumstances this would be useful.
One day the 1st sgt had a FNG (not me) inventory the arms room. To make a long story short, he was damn lucky he didn't kill someone, a wall locker took the brunt of the blast.
And now you know why they called them slamfire guns. That one was modified specifically for use in an unfriendly environment like in the enemy's trenches or his house.
It is why it is not
a good weapon for security personnel.
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Last edited by Old Grump; 10-06-2012 at 03:27 PM..