In this episode of Blaster Bits, we’re gonna take a look at a Rat Blaster Shottie. Though we see it as the perfect utility weapon for the Dread Pirate Roberts (for reasons some of you will understand), it was actually specced out by Brownells as their SBS Ratgun. We’re confident young Wesley would have been able to put it to good use.
This one is built in 20 gauge, mind you, so if you’re going after therianthropic rodents closer to man-sized, we suggest bumping that bore down to 12 gauge. If you’re gonna go after Kaiju-sized rats, we recommend going all the way to 10 gauge…or even all the way down to a punt gun, if you can find one.
Anecdotal reports from the British War Office allege an Englishman shot down an Imperial German Albatros D.I. during WWI with a punt gun, but we figure it’d be pretty hard to build a tactical 2-gauge.
*We’re not guaranteeing we’ll always do something like this on a Wednesday, we’re just trying to be clever and use alliterative iteration to interest and intrigue you.
But we digress. Here’s the SBS Ratgun, by the numbers.
#1 870 Express 20-gauge in either 20 in. or 26 in. barrel.
#2 SilencerCo Salvo 12 Suppressor 12 Gauge QD (Quick Detach).
#3 Salvo Choke Kit (Remington Style) – The kit includes one Improved Modified, one Modified, and one Full Choke.
What are we missing? What would you add, and why?
A WML of some sort? Maybe throw some sort of mod on there so you could run a SureFire Scout with IR capability? You’d have to get it out past the can, unless you mounted it to the suppressor itself (which…well, someone would do it), and you’re gonna it get some shadow regardless.
Sound off in the comments, let us know what you think would be cool, functional, or just funny.
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