Don't Mix 12 and 20 Gauge Ammunition

By Larry Potterfield • January 18, 2023

Firearm safety is your responsibility. Hi, I'm Larry Potterfield with MidwayUSA. Let's take a look at some basic firearm safety rules. If you shoot both 12 and 20 gauge shotguns, or someone on your squad does, be very careful not to get these shells mixed. A 20 gauge shell will drop through a 12 gauge chamber and lodge in the barrel. This allows a 12 gauge shell to be chambered behind it.

Firing the gun with a 20 gauge shell stuck in front of the 12 can cause the barrel to burst between your hand and your face. For your safety, it's important to use the correct ammunition.

Always empty your shooting vest after each use. Keep 12 and 20 gauge ammunition separated and always pay attention when shooting. Only you control what ammunition is chambered in your gun.

Remember firearm safety is your responsibility.

--Larry Potterfield