Shotgun

The rigors of our shotgun training classes demand a strong, rugged, dependable shotgun.  Many sporting shotguns are not built to take the abuse a defensive shotgun receives.  All shotguns must have the capability of being manipulated with one hand; thus, the Mossberg “Jungle gun” autoloader is not suitable.  The barrel must not exceed 20 inches in length and the shotgun must be either a pump-action or semi-auto.  Ghost ring or rifle sights are highly recommended.  The fore-end on pump-action shotguns must not extend over the action when in the rearward position.  All shotguns must be equipped with a sling.  A side saddle or butt cuff is recommended to carry extra shells.  Magazine extension tubes are acceptable.

All shotguns must have a standard rear stock; a pistol grip only rear stock is not acceptable.  Barrel modification by Vang Comp Systems is highly recommended.  12-gauge is recommended; however, our smaller-statured or recoil-sensitive students may use a 16- or 20-gauge, providing suitable ammunition (buckshot and slug) is available.   Recommended shotguns include the  Mossberg  590A1 for pump action and the  Remington  11-87 Police autoloader.  Mossberg 500 and 590, Remington 870, Benelli Super 90 M1 and M3, and other similar shotguns are suitable providing they meet the criteria outlined above.  Unsuitable shotguns include Street Sweepers, SPAZ 12, and any other gimmicky, unconventional-style shotguns.

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