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…
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
This is a repost from December 2017 on my other blog. I am slowly migrating all my shotgun content here. Lately I have been doing a bit of shotgun work. The shotgun, much like the revolver for me, has a certain appeal to it that simply cannot be explained. I just like shotguns, and there … Continue reading Not all Shotshells are Created Equal
In today’s market environment, good defensive use shotgun loads can be hard to come by. When you do manage to find some, it usually cost about twice what it did at the end of 2019. This means we might have to do with whatever we can get our hands on. That is where Herter’s comes … Continue reading Herter’s 00 Buckshot Review and Pattern Test
A repost from my other blog For the most part, shotguns are better off using buckshot. Buckshot is the true strength of the shotgun because of the number of projectiles launched with a single trigger press. Slugs are really a compromise solution to one (or both) of two problems 1) the need for additional range, … Continue reading The Shotgun Slug