Sheriff Jim Wilson

More Thoughts On The Defensive Shotgun

Good training and good technique makes the scattergun even more effective.

After-Action Report: The Thunderstick Summit

A historic gathering of some of the top defensive-shotgun instructors created a unique training opportunity.

The Basics of Tactical Shotgun Training

A shotgun can be a devastating firearm for home defense, especially with good tactical shotgun training. 

Working a Shotgun

Shotguns are a great defensive tool. Here are some quick ways to make better use of them.

Dealing with Failure

Shotguns do go down. Here's the inside dope on keeping your fighting or competitive scattergun up and running.

Shotgun Drills

Practice these steps to become a better shotgunner, whether for self-defense or practical sport.

Weak-Hand Shotgun Reload

Refined by champion 3-gunner Kurt Miller, this technique is well-suited for competition, duty or home defense.

The "Practical" Shotgun

Practical shooting, as a sport, pits competitive shooters against each other in an explosive blend of speed and accuracy, with the added pressure of an unforgiving clock.

Running a Pump Shotgun from the Ground

A pump-action shotgun requires specialized training to run from the ground. You'll want to master these skills should you trip over something when responding to that bump in the night.


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