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H&R Tracker 2 Survival Shotgun Setup

H&R Tracker 2 Survival Shotgun Setup

If I had to choose my ultimate survival shotgun, the H&R Tracker 2 Slug Gun would be it. Why? It has a 24″ rifled barrel and adjustable iron sights. Most smoothbore shotguns only come with a beaded front sight. Both the adjustable sights and the rifled barrel give a shooter the ability to accurately engage targets […]

Benelli Super black Eagle II Shotgun

Benelli Super Black Eagle II Shotgun

Well the best time of year has finally come to a sad end; migratory bird hunting is closed here in Washington state.  The year had good it’s days and it had it’s not so good days, but the one thing those days all had in common was the Benelli Super black Eagle II (SBEII) sitting […]

10 Ultra-Fast 12-Gauge Shotguns for 3-Gun Shooting

10 Ultra-Fast 12-Gauge Shotguns for 3-Gun Shooting

(Article courtesy of Tactical Life) Competition shooters have gravitated to 3-Gun in the past few years for several reasons: It’s fun and challenging, there are a number of variations, it replicates practical shooting situations, and it requires a shooter to become familiar, if not an expert, with a variety of firearms. Plus, there’s all the […]

An Army Rangers Minimalist's Firearms Cache

An Army Rangers Minimalist Firearms Cache

I am minimalist when it comes to firearms. I don’t tend to own multiple firearms which can do, or are used for the same purpose. I’d prefer to own one firearm that is excellent at a single purpose, than two which are mediocre. For easy of categorization I lump my firearms into two categories: handgun, […]

Fostech’s Origin-12 Is Built for 21st Century Operations

Fostech’s Origin-12 Is Built for 21st Century Operations

(Article courtesy of Tactical Life) I’ve been using AK-style weapons, including shotguns, for a long time. My go-to tactical shotgun is a VEPR, and I’ve run more than a few Saigas over the years. Properly tuned, they run well, shoot softly and provide ergonomics more in line with a rifle than your typical tube-fed shotgun, […]

Nighthawk Overseer Model 3: Laying Down the Law

Nighthawk Overseer Model 3: Laying Down the Law

(Courtesy of Tactical Life) Ever since the 19th century, one of the most practical—and respected—weapons used by American police officers, soldiers and armed civilians has been the short-barreled shotgun. Lightweight, handy, easy to maneuver in close quarters and brutally effective at close range, it proved the perfect weapon for defending a homestead against marauding Indians, […]

AMERICA’S NEW BEST VALUE: BETTINSOLI DIAMOND DELUX 12G

AMERICA’S NEW BEST VALUE: BETTINSOLI DIAMOND DELUX 12G

If you’ve ever looked online for quality over-under and especially Italian made,  you will quickly realize the price tag is far beyond what most people would consider investing. If you’re looking for an over-under that won’t break the bank and one that I would consider a best-value, then check out the recently imported Bettinsoli Delux […]

Benelli M2 Entry Shotgun: A CQB Dominator

Benelli M2 Entry Shotgun: A CQB Dominator

(Article originally published on Tactical Life) Since the early days of firearms history, one of the most effective guns for anti-personnel use has been the shotgun. This usually smoothbore weapon has the ability to fire multiple projectiles with one shot and, unlike a rifle, doesn’t require precise aim when using ammunition like 00 buckshot. Shotguns […]

Counter-Terror Benelli M3T Shotgun

Counter-Terror Benelli M3T Shotgun

(Article originally published on Tactical Life) Benelli’s M3T shotguns issued to special ops troops are distinguished by their folding stocks. With the stock folded up and locked into the rear notch sight, the gun is a true compact CQB powerhouse. Some years ago, I was working with a Russian special police unit that was doing […]

Penn Arms Striker: A Shotgun For Specialized Police Work

Penn Arms Striker: A Shotgun For Specialized Police Work

The Penn Arms Striker is one of the most interesting tactical shotguns on the market. Holding 12 rounds in a drum magazine, the Striker is considered a clockwork revolver. This type of action uses a spring-advanced magazine that rotates with each press of the trigger. Striker shotguns are classified under the National Firearms Act as […]