(Modern Survival.org) – The 12 gauge shotgun is one of the most versatile firearms on the market. Not only is it a great option for home defense, but the variety of specialty ammunition available for it is astounding.
From slugs and buckshot (even the combination of the two) to bola and flechette rounds, there is a 12 gauge round for nearly any situation. But one specialty round, the “dragon’s breath” is a devastating sight to behold.
In the following video, FPSRussia shows off the dragon’s breath round and its capabilities:
As the video shows, dragon’s breath rounds transform your shotgun into a flamethrower for a few seconds as each round’s fired. The spray of sparks extends roughly 100 feet downrange, and are capable of igniting just about anything they strike.
Obviously, these are not the rounds you want to use in a home defense situation unless you want to burn your house down along with the assailant. They can, however, be used to signal for help and are a great way to have some fun at the range. Take caution to ensure you have the proper shells loaded before firing, as mistaking a dragon’s breath for any other 12 gauge round could be devastating.
Due to the pyrotechnic payload, extra precautions need to be taken each time this ammunition is discharged. Fire extinguishers and water should be on hand at all times.
Also, it should be noted that most dragon’s breath shells won’t cycle in semi-autos, and have to be single-loaded. Additionally, this specialty ammunition is illegal in multiple states, so check your laws before attempting to purchase these.
If you’re thinking about buying a new gun, check out our article on what you should consider before choosing a model here.
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