I’ve got all my bases covered for practical weapons but then I saw the Mossberg Shockwave and it got me reevaluating these “novelty” guns, as well as AR pistols.
My current home defense gun is a Glock 19. However, after seeing Demonstrated Concepts on YouTube, I wonder if perhaps it would be better to have something like an A.R. 15 pistol? I’m just thinking out loud but here’s what os going through my mind.
AR Pistol Pros:
One: parts are readily available, and customization is practically unlimited. I have a spare lower receiver that has never been used, so I could make it myself, possibly.
Two: lots of caliber options, whether 2 to 3, 9 mm, or something else. A 9 mm could utilize Glock magazines, while a 2 to 3 packs a lot of fire power in a small package.
Three: light, handy, and practically no recoil. The quote cheek weld” technique seems to have a lot of merit, which means accuracy would not be difficult to achieve with just a buffer tube (or even without).
But there is another option I keep thinking about, the Mare’s Leg in 357. This, too has a number of advantages for me.
One: I love lever, action, fire arms.
Two: it is not a “scary assault gun” no matter what future bands come down the pike, because if it’s limited magazine, capacity, and archaic design, it would likely not be on any politicians hit list.
Three: I load a lot of 38 special and carry it frequently.
However, this choice has some potential setbacks. First, these are not easy to find anymore, and they are often expensive. Second, aftermarket support would likely be very limited.
I should point out that in my state it is legal to hunt with handguns, so this could potentially be used to harvest dear if I go into thick brush where other fire arms would be too cumbersome.
I have never considered this type of firearm before, so I would be curious to hear other peoples thoughts. What did you choose and why? Do you like it or what would you do differently?