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Shotguns2022-01-26T10:51:43-08:00

12 Gauge Recoil And (Too Much) Stuff

I spent most of my LE career teaching firearms skills to cops and repairing/maintaining agency guns as an armorer. We issued Remington 870s to every officer during recruit school. The training was intensive; recruits fired hundreds of rounds in a compressed time frame. Subjecting shooters and guns to that much recoil in short order revealed weaknesses in training and equipment. From a human standpoint- good technique can substantially mitigate recoil.   Modern gel recoil [...]

By |October 25th, 2022|

SHOTGUNS | Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde

By |May 25th, 2021|

  Back before the colors of Flat Dark Earth, Ranger Green, Coyote, camouflage du jour, etc., all the cool kids used Scorched Earth, commonly called black. I was as cool (guilty?) as everyone else and I clearly remember the day I replaced the walnut stock on my Remington 870 with [...]

GUNS ACROSS THE BORDER | What Border Lawmen Used a Century Ago

By |January 14th, 2021|

  Twice a year gun writer Dick Williams organizes a three-day theme shoot. Recently I attended one of these events at Gunsite. The theme was what handguns peace officers working on the Southern border used in the period of 1900-1917. The class would cover single and double-action revolvers and semiautomatics [...]

BALLISTIC BREACHING WITH A SHOTGUN

By |December 1st, 2020|

Speed is essential in any dynamic entry. Breaching must be both rapid and effective. There are a variety of methods mechanical, thermal, explosive and ballistic that may be employed depending on what is to be breached and the tactical situation. SHOTGUN BREACHING From a military perspective, since combat has migrated [...]

SEMI-AUTO ON STEROIDS SRM Arms 1216 Shotgun

By |November 17th, 2020|

Most fighting shotguns are descendants of hunting shotguns modified for use in a defensive/offensive role. Many, such as the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500/590 series, have served with distinction. But due to their genealogy, they share the common complaint of minimal ammunition capacity. Even “tactical” shotguns are somewhat limited. For [...]

SHORT-BARRELED 12-GAUGE REVOLUTION Mossberg 590 Shockwave

By |November 4th, 2020|

Introduced in 2017 the Mossberg® 590® Shockwave™ was, and remains, one of the hottest firearms to hit the market. That’s not at all surprising since the Shockwave offers shooters a compact, 14-inch-barreled 12-gauge reminiscent of the legendary Witness Protection Shotgun of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) but with no NFA [...]

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