roofless Posted November 6, 2013 Share Posted November 6, 2013 (edited) So before I start...does any one have an SG class wisdom to share? I may try shotgun 2 next year when its offered... So I just got back from a defensive shotgun class here in Phoenix. Still trying to absorb it all. It was essentially beginner shotgun with a home defense focus. We did several drills: 1. Pattern spread at different distances, 2. 4 shots on target center mass high ready 3. 4 shots on target center mass low ready 4. 4 shots on target center mass tactical ready 5. 7 shots (fully loaded) on target center mass 6. 12 shots on target center mass low ready(reload required) 7. 1 shot on target center mass 2 on neighbors target center mass then one on your target center mass, 8. 2 buckshot on body 2 slugs to head 9. continuous fire and reloading on moving target. I think those were all the drills in this 3-hour class. Points I took home: One of the instructors advised me to not rotate the gun 90 degrees counter clockwise to drop a shell in the chamber-hit bolt release then rotate the opposite way to load like the Magpul guys. He advised me to load underneath which I have never practiced as you move in the same direction to load the chamber and the magazine. I'm going to try it and see if it works for me. Also he wasn't a fan of the push-pull method and advised I pull back with the grip and pull back with the fore grip as well. Things I noticed about my gun: I had one FTE on the last shell in the gun on one of the drills. The bolt had locked back and I cleared it by rolling it out. I lubed it really well prior to the class as I did not want a malfunction. It is a newer gun with like 200 shots through. I was shooting Estate 2 3/4 00 buck from walmart (its what I had). I have a forward hand stop see below... I thought I would use it to push-pull and stay on target. I found that it works fairly well...I straight arm my support arm with thumb forward the 1st finger provides pressure on the stop. When I do it correctly I can keep the muzzle down well. I don't experience much pain if I keep the round count below 15...after the class and 75 shells my first finger is pounded..lol likely there will be some bruising tomorrow. This may only work with gloves and even then I'm skeptical. Ill probably try to reverse the hand-stop. After that I may go back to the old fore grip and try Side Armor's offerings. Edited November 6, 2013 by roofless Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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