After Action Report: Costa Ludus Shotgun Employment [Guest Post]

[ Many thanks to Noodles for writing this guest post. ] South East Portland Oregon, Chris Costa, 3 days, a full class, 400 rounds of buckshot, 100 slugs, 100 birdshot, and what was supposed to be 600 rounds but quickly became more of 9mm, Benellis, 870s, Mossbergs, sunscreen, velcro cards, funny stories, Shirley Temples followed by Crème Brulee, sweat,...

Torture testing the Kel-Tec KSG Shotgun

The United States Special Operations Group, a corrections training organisation (not a government organisation as the name suggests), have torture tested the Kel-Tec KSG in a prison-like enviroment. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for the tip. ] The Firearm Blog...

Girsan MC 312 Shotgun

Turkish handgun maker Girsan has produced their first shotgun, the MC 312. This gun is one of the growing number of non-Benelli/Beretta inertia operated shotguns being developed now that the original Benelli patents have expired. ...

Beretta Silver Pigeon Shotgun KABOOM

A reader emailed us this photo of his Beretta Silver Pigeon, which suffered a kaboom a couple of inches forward of the chamber. He wanted to know if anyone readers had been able to persuade Beretta to sort something like this out, apparently they are not being helpful. The Firearm...

Crimson Trace shoot (Part 2 of 4): Remington 870 pump shotgun

As I navigate through a new industry and career, I have been meeting a lot of fantastic people. Many of the folks I’ve met are humble, caring, and excited to help their fellow shooters. An example of this humility- while I was waiting my turn on a stage, a gentleman approached me and addressed me by name to ask me how I was enjoying the shoot. I told him how...

Saiga 12 C EXP 01 Shotgun

The Saiga 12 C EXP 01 is the latest military/law enforcement version of the Saiga shotgun from Izhmash. It features a short (14″?) barrel with muzzle brake, folding skeleton stock, receiver rail and AK-style forend with under rail. [ Many thanks to Lionel for the photos. ] The Firearm Blog...

DIY Shotgun disguised as a Super Soaker

Fresno Police discovered a convicted felon in possession of a homemade shotgun disguised as a Super Soaker. ABC reports … But when they approached Smith and examined what they thought was a toy, officers realized a loaded home-made shotgun was actually built into the water gun. Green Glocks are one thing, but this is whole...

FNH USA P-12 Pump Action Shotgun

FNH USA is now selling a 12 gauge pump action shotgun called the P-12. It is a tactical version of the Winchester SXP (Winchester is owned by FN). It features a 18″ chrome lined barrel, cantilever scope mount with fiber optic sight and 5+1 capacity. The MSRP is $ ...

Baikal MP153 Shotgun Review

American Rifleman has reviewed the Baikal MP153 semi-automatic shotgun. They write … Another catch was when loading the magazine. On the range we found that loading the shells into the magazine was not a smooth process. They tended to catch about the time the metal head reached half way into the magazine tube....

Crazy, DIY Shotgun Loads

Since their inception, in the form of the Blunderbuss, shotguns have been loaded with bizarre objects. When lead shot was running low it was not uncommon for a blunderbuss operators to stuff rocks, wood or scrap metal down the barrel to use as expedient projectiles. Tao Fledermaus loaded all sorts of household items, from M&Ms to computer screws, into...