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May 22, 2013
Shotgun Shooting Tips: 4 Ways to Improve Your Tactical Shotgun Game - 0
The tactical shotgun is perhaps the least understood firearm used for defense or competition. The skills and techniques employed for shooting a rifle or handgun are extremely similar, and for most shooters it’s easy to learn one if you have mastered the other. But the shotgun requires a much different technique.
There are two approaches. One is to shoot purely from a tactical aspect, using sights for every shot. But that limits what you can do and how fast you can do it. The other aspect is to learn to shoot a shotgun the way it is designed to be shot. That is, to learn wingshooting techniques and apply them to tactical shooting.
Tactical shotgun shooting for competition or defense is a multifaceted thing. But the bottom line is that the better and faster you can shoot it, the higher the odds are for victory.
What the shotgun guys do well is hit small, rapidly moving targets with a shotgun. If they can teach you to do that, you will be a better, faster tactical shotgun shooter. A flurry shoot, with lots of birds in the air at the same time, will build your loading skills.
Sight In Your Shotgun
For precision slug shooting, it’s critical that you zero the gun. It doesn’t matter if you have sights or just a bead—make sure everything is adjusted so the slugs hit where you want them to hit. Either install some adjustable sights or bend the barrel, but get the slugs hitting where you are aiming.
Spend Time With a Pattern Board
There are several loading techniques that are taught for tactical shotgun shooting, and every instructor thinks his is the best. Find one or more that work for you and practice them often.