A little less Vang…

I haven’t made any secret of my preferred approach to a shotgun side saddle being a Vang shell card and some industrial strength velcro slapped on the side of the receiver. (See HERE for a how-to). The one kinda sorta issue with this approach is that Vang shell cards are one size fits all. They … Continue reading A little less Vang…

Trouble in Paradise: Issues with Federal’s 8 Pellet Flite Control (LE13300)

For a while now the go to recommendation for defensive buckshot has been some form of Federal's 00 Flite Control loads. The king of the hill being the low recoil 8 pellet version (LE13300). It was pretty easy. Need your gun to shoot consistent, tighter patterns out to 25 or 30 yards? Just use 8 … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise: Issues with Federal’s 8 Pellet Flite Control (LE13300)

Goldilocks is Dead: Federal’s LE132 1B (#1 Buckshot Flite Control)

Somewhere around 2012, Federal introduced a #1 buckshot option in their Tactical product line. It used Federal’s game changing Flite Control wad to deliver acceptably tight patterns out to 20-25 yards with what is often considered the "optimal" pellet size for defensive use of the shotgun. LE132 1B is loaded with 15 copper plated pellets. … Continue reading Goldilocks is Dead: Federal’s LE132 1B (#1 Buckshot Flite Control)

Does Bass Pro Have a Winner: Herter’s 8 Pellet Low Recoil Buckshot

This isn’t the first Herter’s load I have tested. Having a Bass Pro local makes it pretty easy to keep up with their offerings. Herter’s, if you are not familiar is a house brand for Cabelas and Bass Pro. My understanding is that it has been around for a while, but not always manufactured by … Continue reading Does Bass Pro Have a Winner: Herter’s 8 Pellet Low Recoil Buckshot

Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course AAR

The shotgun is not the cool gun anymore, but it is a gun that many people still turn to for home defense. The Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course (IDC) is specifically geared for instructors who are most likely going to be teaching defensive shotgun to private citizens who are using their shotguns for home defense. … Continue reading Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course AAR