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Meat Grinder

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Like @sspoom said, in general, a .38 special and an 9mm are very close, when it comes to ballistics, and they both have a wide variety of ammo available. But a .38 special is meant to be used in revolvers, and 9mm is meant for autoloaders. I'm sure there is a Paul Harrell video comparing them, if you want to search his channel. The reasons I recommended a .38 special to you have already been stated: revolvers are a lot simpler to learn to use than semi autos. Basically, you just pull the trigger and you have five or six shots that are almost guaranteed to go bang.

The .32 Long ammo you are talking about for a .32 revolver is rare, hard to find, and probably more expensive than .38 special ammo. I could probably find a dozen shops, both big box and gun stores, within a 20 minute drive from me in Podunk, TN that could sell me a box of .38 special ammo. I bet I would be hard pressed to find one that has a box of .32 Long in stock. No demand for it.
 

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I never have tried to shoot a shotgun one handed.,...hmmmmm. I could handle the recoil without getting on YouTube I think, but could I hit a clay pigeon?

I've actually fired my Mossberg (with pistol grip) one handed, and I'm not quite as big as Arnold. ;-) It's not really that hard. But yea, accuracy suffers. How accurate do you have to be with a shotgun at 20 feet though?
 
I've actually fired my Mossberg (with pistol grip) one handed, and I'm not quite as big as Arnold. ;-) It's not really that hard. But yea, accuracy suffers. How accurate do you have to be with a shotgun at 20 feet though?
That is a nice gun btw. I have a model 12 Winchester, 16 gauge. But it has a choke on it. I think I would be on You Tube if I tried to one hand that.
 

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Henry has gone to side loading gates as standard, and I have pretty much decided to trade in my previous model Henry Big Boy .44 magnum carbine on a new side gate loading model in the "X" architecture.



Will post here once I finalize it.
 
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