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i quized my daughter atour last meeting about her shotgun and she carries a mossberg 12 gauge. she has to release the trigger each time for the gun to fire. i have a 12 winchester trench gun that you just hold the trigger and it will shoot as long as you pump another one in the chamber. my ithaca is the same way. it doesnt make sense to not have this feature on a military shotgun, especially considering their job is to protect this country. she is a master of arms on the carrier jfk, 3rd class petty officer. needless to say i am proud of her even if she does have to carry some weapons of questionable design.
 

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Sounds like something that might have been designed that way probably for liability reasons... do you think the Amorer can make mods to have it shoot the way you have your shotguns working? Would they allow it??? I wonder...

Anyway, please tell you daughter, we too are PROUD of her and the service that she is performing... being one of our country's Warrior's is truly something to be PROUD of!!! And, she gets to play with all the toys? Cool! :lol:

Aloha,

Tom O.
 

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pass it on

will tell her in my next email what you said, i know it means a lot to someone in the service to know folks are behind their efforts. and i thank you on behalf of my daughter.
 

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It's called a disconnector. The system was placed into shotguns in the forties and fifties. Problem came about when sport shooters, in haste, would fire at a bird and reflexively rack another round, without completely resetting the trigger. Needless to say, this was at least disconcerting to the other hunters. If you think about it, the forties, after the War, probably saw the greatest number of people ever who decided that hunting was a great sport. Some of these were competent shotgunners, others were "less". It was a simple change, and made the weapon safer in the hands of the non-dedicated shooter. It also made the manual-of-arms much more like that of the remainder of the military weapons. The M1 garand and M1 Carbine were still king of the grunt then, and both of them were equipped with disconnectors. To the beginning shooter, it was too easy to mix up the two types of trigger. :D
 
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