The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.
Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat.
What about the 12-gauge you ask, take a look.
This video from “Made Smith’s Enterprises, LLC” posted on Facebook.
They highlight this modified hand-cranked gatling gun that spits out 12-gauge shotgun shells at an awesome rate.
This may not be legal in all states but man wouldn’t you love to have this baby rocking on your ranch as you get rid of vermins?
You can mount this thing on your truck and really go to town with the gatling gun roaring in the back.
Don’t let this happen to you!
There are some really short guns in the world, and when you grab one with both hands, there is often a tendency to hold the gun farther forward than you should.
In this short video, Hickock45 gives some good advice about shooting short barrel guns, as he demonstrates with a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun.
The cloud of meat (hot dog) spraying away from the muzzle could have been part of his finger, had he been less wise.
Even for those of us who know better, this is a good graphic reminder of what not to do.
Let’s be careful out there and have fun while being safety minded.
Sources: Hickok45 Youtube, Russ Chastain