12 GA. Pistol Performance

The Diablo is a double-barrel legal 4″ long  12 gauge shotgun.  Its legal only due to the fact that its a muzzle loading gun and does not take standard shotgun shells.

Pros

  • You can legally own a “sawed-off” shotgun
  • The rapid spread of the shot pattern due to the short barrel length makes this a good “close quarters” gun
  • You control the recoil and blast power by how much gunpowder you lead it with (note: muzzle velocity’s over 700 f/s produce significant recoil)
  • You decide what type of ballistic material is shot from the gun (buckshot, pellets, slugs, rock salt, nuts and bolts etc)
  • Reasonably priced at under $150 for the basic model

Cons

  • You only have 2 shots and fast reloading is not an option
  • Difficult to conceal

Performance Data

Muzzle Velocity of a 1 oz. slug with:

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75 grains ffg – f/s
100 grains ffg – f/s
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150 grains ffg – f/s

25 grains fffg – f/s
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Muzzle Velocity of Buckshot with:

25 grains ffg – f/s
50 grains ffg – f/s
75 grains ffg – f/s
100 grains ffg – f/s
125 grains ffg – f/s
150 grains ffg – f/s

25 grains fffg – f/s
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Muzzle Velocity of #7 shot with:

25 grains ffg – f/s
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75 grains ffg – f/s
100 grains ffg – f/s
125 grains ffg – f/s
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25 grains fffg – f/s
50 grains fffg – f/s
75 grains fffg – f/s
100 grains fffg – f/s
125 grains fffg – f/s
150 grains fffg – f/s

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