Category Archives: Shotguns

Homemade shotgun trench battle (Video)

Here’s a video of a shootout between PDF rebels and junta forces using homemade 12g break-barrel shotguns. Fighters have been producing these in quite large numbers which can be made using locally scavenged gas pipe for barrels, steel plate and wood.

This type of shotgun is very basic and easy to make, being cut and bolted together from simple patterns. The short comings are the lack of an extractor making loading and unloading under stress quite fiddly.

Filipino craft made 12 gauge pistol

A locally made 12 gauge pistol or ‘paltik’ handed in to police in January. These are very popular underground firearms in the region but pack a ridiculous kick.