My dad gave me his H & R single shot 10ga back when he gave up waterfowling. Nothing quite like swinging that 36" howitzer barrel across the sky. Even at 9lbs. it is a harsh wake-up call pulling the trigger at 6 in the morning.
Had that happen once myself when I was about 13 or 14. Double tapped both triggers:oops: on my uncles hammerless 3-1/2" 10ga dbl barrel :eek:while standing in knee deep marsh shooting at a flock of geese. Knocked me right on my back into the swamp. I was soaked, the gun never even got wet, not 1 drop. He would have killed me.:eek: