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  1. I handled the 509T at SHOT and was impressed with what I saw. Aaron Cowan also released his review this week and it was very favorable. I hope to have a 509T in soon for testing.
  2. Those distances are consistent with what I have seen.
  3. Thanks for the support DaveTN. Other than the initial three days of training and subsequent qualifications there has been no additional live fire shotgun training on a regular basis. That’s actually changing this year as I will be pushing out several one day shotgun training opportunities for officers. For the people I train I don’t care how they run the shotgun as long as they do it safely and using one of the methods we teach. I just present them with all viable options and let them know the pros and cons of each. There are a few absolutes in life. Yet I’ve worked with people who would swear that the only way the shotgun can be run is with the brass up and doing anything otherwise is foolishness. It would be foolish and disingenuous of me to teach one way yet do it another. I’m personally not a fan or advocate of running buckshot and slugs. This does limit the shotguns versatility but this comes from someone working primarily in an urban environment. I’m a straight up slug guy. Even though I have students pattern their shotgun many do not stay on top of it and soon forget at what distances they can keep buckshot on the target. My agency uses Federal flightcontrol tactical buckshot. It shoots so tight up close that it is like using a slug. Even though it shoots tight, at distance it will not allow you to keep all the pellets on a lower probability target. By lower probability target I mean that part of a head or arm that may be exposed from around a position of cover. We are responsible for all projectiles we put down range. With a slug I only have one to worry about versus the nine with 00 buck. Additionally, at distance past 15 yards I regularly see one flyer with 00 buck. That flyer will definitely not stay on a low probability target and as the distance increases it will not stay on a full-size target. We allow the use of buckshot, slugs, or both. I just caution people about select loading. I’ve seen too many incidences in training and competition of someone shooting a slug when they thought they were shooting buckshot or birdshot and vice versa.
  4. I always give people the option of which to choose. There are various ways to run them. I hope to not have to perform a combat load and to keep the gun up and running by loading the tube. Many like to run slugs and buck but I prefer not to. Only time I do it is in gun games, 3. Gun. Most do not train enough and end up messing up their select load.
  5. It’s amazing how contested something as simple as shotgun shell orientation can be. My take on it.
  6. DBTN

    M&P 2.0 C.O.R.E.

    Thanks guys. I also have a compact 2.0. Was about to send it off to have the slide milled when I was told that the compact 2.0 CORE should be coming before too long. I also have older eyes and have developed a real appreciation for pistol optics.
  7. DBTN

    M&P 2.0 C.O.R.E.

    After a short wait, I finally picked up my M&P 2.0 C.O.R.E. a few days ago. I’ve been a fan of the M&P since the original 1.0. I continue to be impressed with the refinements made to the 2.0 line. Now that Smith is finally pushing out the 2.0 C.O.R.E. in non-Performance Center models, the M&P 2.0 C.O.R.E. is everything the M&P 2.0 should have been from the start.
  8. I have used several brands of steel targets over the years. Recently I have been using several steel targets from Action Target. The most used target has been the PT Torso target. Here is a brief review.
  9. For anyone who may be considering a spotting scope, I highly recommend the Meopta S2 and the Kowa 770 series of scopes.
  10. 1000 rounds of Winchester .38 Special 130 gr FMJ Nashville area $180
  11. 1000 rounds of Winchester .380 ACP 95 gr FMJ ammunition. 20 - 50 round boxes Nashville area $180.00
  12. I started to post this in the training section but since the conversion kit is actually a piece of gear or an accessory for the pistol thought this might be the most appropriate spot. For those of you who may be involved in farms training, particularly defensive tactics training with a handgun, the silent blank round is a very worthwhile product.
  13. Your best option would be to get a dedicated 22 upper or a dedicated AR upper that you exclusively run the conversion kit in. Nordic components makes a great upper for a dedicated 22

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