The 2023 Defensive Shotgun Course Master List

Here we are again, the start of a new year, a new list. This is not an all inclusive list. These are the guys that I feel comfortable recommending to people. As time goes on and more people add more classes, I will try to add them to this list. Even if you think you … Continue reading The 2023 Defensive Shotgun Course Master List

The P3000 Stoeger Should Have Made

Of all the Turkish shotguns out there, Stoeger is about the only current manufacturer I would take a chance on. They have the parts support and aftermarket to make it potentially worthwhile. If something breaks, the parts are there to fix it. If something needs improved, the aftermarket is there with a solution. Plus, with … Continue reading The P3000 Stoeger Should Have Made

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)