In the spirt of Halloween we’ve already shared our list of the “11 Most WTF, Scary Movie Moments of All-Time.” But what else goes well with Halloween besides horror movies? Word association usual brings us to candy and pumpkins, specifically pumpkin carving.

Pumpkin carving is an age-old tradition that brings smiles to children’s faces around the world. It’s also impossible to do with shotgun. How do we know? Because we just tried it. Who would’ve thought that a 12-gauge just rips through a pumpkin? Yes, us too — that’s exactly why we did it.

Normally someone uses a knife to carve a pumpkin. We replaced the knife with a 12-gauge FN P12 shotgun. The 5+1, 18-inch barrel beauty is about as smooth as it gets. As for the pumpkins, they didn’t fare too well.

Watch the video above to see the results. For more information, please visit

FN P12 Specs

  • GAUGE: 12-gauge, 2 3/4” and 3” chamber
  • OPERATION: Pump-action repeater
  • AMMO CAPACITY: Five 2 3/4” or Four 3”
  • WEIGHT: 7 pounds, 7 ounces
  • BARREL LENGTH: 18 inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 39 inches
  • TRIGGER PULL: 6.2 – 7.3 pounds
  • MSRP: $669

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