As part of my participation at the Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course I had to give a presentation on a topic assigned before class. My topic ended up being Foster and Brenneke slugs. This is essentially that presentation as a blog post. How Did We Get Here Before shotgun slugs evolved into what they are … Continue reading The Rifled Slug
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
The Shotgun Side Saddle
What side saddle to use for this gun, or that gun, is a question I see often, and get asked personally on a fairly regular basis. there are a lot of options out there, which I guess is why people ask. I have found one option to be universal, effective, and budget friendly, the Vang … Continue reading The Shotgun Side Saddle
Estate 00 Buckshot
A look at one of the better budget buckshot options available.
The H&R budget gun review has been on a bit of a hiatus. Mostly because I knew the gun had a problem, and was trying to decide how to fix it. I finally got brave enough to attack it with the dremel. It would appear the feeding issue has been fixed, and I didn’t create … Continue reading It Lives…
The Shotgun Speed Drill
There are not many shotgun specific drills out there beyond the really basic stuff. It is even harder to find “standards” type drills, or test, that have some sort of pass/fail metric. This one sort of gets us there. I think as more people shoot it, I will eventually assign time brackets for specific skill … Continue reading The Shotgun Speed Drill
What About BB?
Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat. The only compelling reason to use BB (or any other small shot size) in a shotgun intended for defense is that buckshot is not available. It has been a crazy year, and while shotguns are as panic resistant of a firearm as possible, buckshot … Continue reading What About BB?
The Shotgun DOPE Card
Most people familiar with precision rifle shooting will also be familiar with what a DOPE card or book is. DOPE is actually an acronym, but I shoot shotguns, so don’t ask me. It is essentially a “how my gun shot before” card. That info then serves as a clue for what the precision shooter can … Continue reading The Shotgun DOPE Card
Why a tight buckshot pattern?
This is a repost from my other blog, Priority Performance Shooting. It was originally published in January of 2018. Buckshot comes in a lot of different flavors. There are the generics that are basically a stack of lead balls in a plastic shotshell. There are loads that utilize special features like hardened pellets or buffer … Continue reading Why a tight buckshot pattern?