Shotgun

Here at Tacfire we treat the shotgun like a close range rifle.  This tool is not for everyone. In fact most people have misconceived ideas on it use.

The understanding of its limitations and the proper manipulation of this shoulder fired weapon are complicated and take many repetitions to master.

Most law enforcement agencies are moving away from the shotgun as a lethal weapon and converting them to Less Lethal bean bag guns. For many reasons that is a great idea.

From the point of view of the instructor the shotgun is one of the most difficult weapons systems to teach.

1. The length of pull (length of the stock) must fit each individual. This is critical for proper stock placement in the shoulder and to get a proper cheek weld.

2. Managing the recoil for most people is a huge problem. Without the combination of low recoil ammunition and a Vang Comp Barrel the average shooter will not be able to shoot enough to train properly.

3. In order to aim properly good sights are a must. Teaching the proper use of rifled or Ghost Ring sights takes time and is another expense for the student.

4. Accountability for every round fired is a shocking concept for the “Scatter Gun Folks” . We do not accept missing and without being either vary close or having modifications to the choke most shotguns are not capable of keeping all buckshot rounds on the target past 15 yards.

5. With the exception of the Mosseberg 590 most shotguns are built for right handed operation. In our world that is not acceptable. Students must be able to operate the weapon from either shoulder.

The statement “I got my wife a shotgun for home defense” is about as uneducated as any that we have heard. Once you attend an 8 hour class you will change your mind. And how are you going to get your wife to take that class?

If you have not already made the purchase we strongly recomend a Vang Comp 590A1 with Ghost ring sights!

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