In the past, I have been a very accuracy focused shooter. While certainly not the most accurate, I place a lot of value in being able to get really solid hits. Because of that, I prefer a very precise sight picture, with the fired round hitting to the top of the front blade. This allows … Continue reading Learning to Drive the Dot
When it comes to shotguns, they are odd in that we can load a single round through the ejection port if we have managed to run the gun completely dry. Emergency loading, regardless of platform, is in my opinion an important skill to have. It falls into the category of tasks that are statistically a … Continue reading Shotgun Emergency/Port Load
Anyone that has been serious about shooting for more than a couple weeks probably knows what a Bill Drill is, but just in case, it is 6 rounds on a usually 8" target from 7 yards, from the holster. It is a fairly standard drill in the shooting community. Several years ago, Bill Wilson (the … Continue reading The Bill Drill 2
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 material to try and give more consistent patterns. There are other loads that use specially designed wads to deliver … Continue reading Why a tight buckshot pattern?
If you go shopping for shotgun ammunition at your local gun shop, you will soon figure out that most shotgun ammunition comes in 25 round boxes unless it is buckshot or slugs. With that in mind, I came up with a standard 25 round practice session that I can use for the shotgun to help … Continue reading A 25 round Shotgun Practice Routine