Another Unique Shotgun Load From Taofledermaus

I cannot help but occasionally cruise Taofledermaus’ YouTube channel ever so often, and I usually end up doing so waiting to see what shotgun load he’s come up with now. In the past they’ve varied from interesting to strange to “don’t try this at home, kids” and it’s pretty clear where this particular load falls in that spectrum. The latest shotgun load from Taofledermaus? Nails. As in, a handful of long, sharp nails, pointy side out.

It would be all too easy to go on – and on – about the potential outcomes here, both for the shotgun itself and those present, but I’ll leave that to you all, in the comments. In the meantime, take a look at the latest shotgun load from Taofledermaus.



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  • BattleshipGrey

    As entertaining as “what can we shoot out of a shotgun this time” videos are, I think it’s safe to say that flechette type rounds are officially not viable. I’m not saying I’d want to stand in front of them, but 00 buck seems much more reliable.

    That all said, thanks to Taofladermaus for making fun videos.

  • oldman

    Maybe try silicone to hold the nails next time. Anyway love the videos.

  • Lance

    Playing with weird loads is a good way to blow up your shotgun.

  • Steve

    Didn’t Demolition Ranch do this a few years ago?

  • 2hotel9

    First, you use 16p nails, cut to length of shell, and don’t fire in a shotgun with adjustable choke or any type of muzzlebreak/flash suppressor. The training I received from US Army on this subject emphasized their use in improvised weapons, such as directional mines and improvised shotguns, and stressed they were of very limited range and not to be used in modern shotguns except under extreme need.