I’ve had several experiences during the past few months that have impacted my ideas about shotguns. One was the research and shooting tests involved in firing more than two dozen shotguns while writing “The Preppers Guide to Shotguns” for Skyhorse Publishing. Another was seeing my oldest granddaughter embrace the shooting sports. At 14, she is slightly built but serious about shooting. A 12 gauge shotgun would beat her up and get her off to a bad start in shotgunning.
Posts Tagged ‘Remington 870’
Some say that the 12-gauge shotgun is the most versatile firearm ever made, something I happen to agree with.
Why should you buy shotgun today, you ask? Well, I am gonna tell ya.
If you’re discussing 12-gauge shotguns of the pump-action variety, there is an excellent chance that you’re talking about
Trying to determine the best survival gun is a Herculean task I would not wish on the wisest of gun writers
Shotguns may not have the glamour of highly accessorized platforms such as the AR-15, AK family, and semi-auto pistols, but Chronicle readers know that a good scattergun can do a lot of jobs, from defending the home to putting doves on the grill. Here are the top-10 Shooter’s Log articles covering shotguns in their various forms and functions:
The best single tool ever devised and utilized by law enforcement, sportsmen, soldiers and home defenders. It has saved lives, protected those in blue, opened terrorist doors and bagged a days worth of doves. It can be behind the door tact-out and in 30 minutes or less be ready for the bird blind with a few part changes. That tool is the Remington Model 870 shotgun.
I was serving in the Persian Gulf during the L.A. Riots in the early ‘90s. I called home on a MARS station (Military Auxiliary Radio System) to see if everyone was safe and out of danger. My mother answered the phone and said she could see fires burning from three different directions. From 8,000 miles away, I instructed her to get a pump shotgun from the spare room and made sure she knew how to load it.
The Akita Adjustable Stock is an adjustable four-position buttstock that installs on several popular 12-gauge shotguns. The Akita’s length of pull can be changed from 12 3/8 inches to 14 3/8 inches, and it also offers an adjustable neoprene cheekrest, a recoil-reducing buttpad, and interchangeable grip inlays.
Many shooters love the Remington 870 pump shotgun in the field, and I have owned many 870s I used for doves, ducks, and bucks. The gun has a basic appeal as a game-getter.
In October 2010, CNBC broadcasted a report titled “Remington Under Fire” as a segment in their nightly news program. The segment alleged that the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle has a defective fire control group. Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn reported that Remington 700s could fire immediately when the bolt is closed, or discharge with the safety catch on. A series of videos by Remington responded to the allegations in the report, and debunked some of the claims CNBC made. Scott Cohn still won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, for the “Remington Under Fire” story.
SHOT Show has all sorts of very interesting things. When using a shotgun in a tactical situation, some operators of struggle with less than secure flashlight mounting systems on their shotguns.
We all love American-designed, American-made firearms. Thank goodness that even in these times of outsourcing and globalization, there are still plenty of American guns to choose from.
When I was a kid, I always wanted a cool secret room somewhere in my house where I could open
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