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A new single shot
#1
New kid in the block that is very similar to something I have https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sgFwQkNSZ7w
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#2
The Midland Single Barrel has some interesting & innovative features, and the proposed color inserts for the stock & forend were also very simple yet ingenious. 

For a backpacker, or a knockabout around the home place, it sounds like an excellent little shotgun.
Jimbo
If everything is a case for gun control, then nothing is. - Charles C. W. Cooke

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. - Theodore Roosevelt 1907 
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.  - Theodore Roosevelt 1918

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
I fear the day that technology surpass our human interaction.  The world will have a generation of idiots. - Albert Einstein

The optomist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears that this is true! - James B. Cabell
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#3
My only fault,is no external hammer.I am used to those and would not be comfortable keeping it loaded.Visual check and all that.
a armed man is his own master
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#4
I told the ffl to get me one in 12 gauge. a 357 barrel would be great for me in shotgun zone. A family friendly utility firearm especially with a rimfire barrel too.

it's a l ot like my pedritti camper special.
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#5
Scottman, that is a great battery.Reloading changes the 357 into something else.For example   a 187grain WNFNGC cast bullet at north of 1800fps.That is 30-30  values and it is still kicks less.Plus the 12 has taken everything on the planet.
a armed man is his own master
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#6
(01-29-2018, 02:15 AM)canon6 Wrote: My only fault,is no external hammer.I am used to those and would not be  comfortable keeping it loaded.Visual check and all that.

Like you, I much prefer an exposed hammer on a single shot.  However, for the most part 'fine' and 'better quality' double guns have been manufactured and sold for more than a century without exposed hammers.  [Admittedly there are a few exceptions, like the reproduction "coach double shotgun."]   No doubt a lot of those old hunters with exposed hammer guns, felt the same way about the new-fangled hammerless shotguns when they first appeared on the market.  

I also like the locking & release mechanism for the barrel to be on the top strap, rather than in front of the trigger guard, which would be foreign to me, but I have seen other single shots with the same type mechanism, but like it or not, sometimes we have to move forward as the technology & manufacturing process change. 

I like the "knock about" aspect more than anything myself.  It's relatively inexpensive with no wood to skin or scar so riding in a gun rest, holder or scabbard in a vehicle, or on a four-wheeler, tractor or the like does not become objectionable as it does with a quality gun.  If set again a tree or laid on the ground temporarily, the colored inserts makes it easy to spot when one is ready to move on, although the colored inserts for just the pistol grip alone should be more than adequate for said purpose of locating the gun quickly. 

Not everything I would prefer, but overall, I still like it.
Jimbo
If everything is a case for gun control, then nothing is. - Charles C. W. Cooke

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. - Theodore Roosevelt 1907 
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.  - Theodore Roosevelt 1918

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
I fear the day that technology surpass our human interaction.  The world will have a generation of idiots. - Albert Einstein

The optomist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears that this is true! - James B. Cabell
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#7
(01-29-2018, 06:16 PM)Jimbo Wrote:
(01-29-2018, 02:15 AM)canon6 Wrote: My only fault,is no external hammer.I am used to those and would not be  comfortable keeping it loaded.Visual check and all that.

Like you, I much prefer an exposed hammer on a single shot.  However, for the most part 'fine' and 'better quality' double guns have been manufactured and sold for more than a century without exposed hammers.  [Admittedly there are a few exceptions, like the reproduction "coach double shotgun."]   No doubt a lot of those old hunters with exposed hammer guns, felt the same way about the new-fangled hammerless shotguns when they first appeared on the market.  

I also like the locking & release mechanism for the barrel to be on the top strap, rather than in front of the trigger guard, which would be foreign to me, but I have seen other single shots with the same type mechanism, but like it or not, sometimes we have to move forward as the technology & manufacturing process change. 

I like the "knock about" aspect more than anything myself.  It's relatively inexpensive with no wood to skin or scar so riding in a gun rest, holder or scabbard in a vehicle, or on a four-wheeler, tractor or the like does not become objectionable as it does with a quality gun.  If set again a tree or laid on the ground temporarily, the colored inserts makes it easy to spot when one is ready to move on, although the colored inserts for just the pistol grip alone should be more than adequate for said purpose of locating the gun quickly. 

Not everything I would prefer, but overall, I still like it.
For the price, you get the option of an 18 inch barrel with the ability to use screw in choke tubes. Maybe with the midland hitting the market, the price will drop on H&R barrels and other single shots. I can wish can't I???
"...Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most

of them seemed to come from Texas."

Casino Royale. Chapter VII
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#8
WE can wish,lol.
a armed man is his own master
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