Fiocchi 00 Defense Review and Pattern Test

August 2020, this Fiocchi 00 Defense load was all over the place. I guess someone found a huge stack of it in a warehouse somewhere because just about every online ammunition retailer had it in stock for a 2-3 week stretch. You can still find it now, but not quite as prevalent. The way ammunition … Continue reading Fiocchi 00 Defense Review and Pattern Test

Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite

When Federal hit the market with their Flite Control 00 buck loads it changed the shotgun dynamic. No longer did shotgunners have to rely on barrel modifications or choke tubes to get very consistent and tight patterns at ranges typically considered to be beyond the practical range of buckshot. The voodoo to the shell's performance … Continue reading Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite

Surefire’s 1,000 lumen Light that Everyone Loves to Hate: The XH35

Used to be, we were pretty limited when it came to putting lights on shotguns. We had the Surefire (used to be Laser Products) option, and that was about it. Now, options run the gamut. Surefire is still the boss of shotgun lights because of their durability. Streamlight pulls up in a close second place. … Continue reading Surefire’s 1,000 lumen Light that Everyone Loves to Hate: The XH35

H&R Pardner Pump: The First 155 Rounds

What do we learn in the first 50 rounds of shooting a cheap shotgun? That cheap isn’t always a good thing. The gun itself is relatively smooth to operate and easy to run, when it runs correctly. In the first 50 rounds of shooting, I noted that I was getting regular instances of the shell … Continue reading H&R Pardner Pump: The First 155 Rounds