In competition, shotgun reloading can make or break a stage. I have tried a 4 shell caddy where you use your thumb to load, and it’s an awkward motion for me that I know would require a lot of practice. I luckily ran into another alternative which I think shows a lot of promise.
A company called TacCom makes a different system called Duaload. Two shells are stacked on top each other, and you use your whole hand + thumb in a sweeping motion to load two shells at a time.
It still requires practice like anything else, but I found that the learning curve on the Dualoads was much lower and it felt more natural. The jury’s still out, but so far I’m really liking the Duaload approach.
TacCom sells the Dualoads in 2, 4, 6, and 8 capacity rigs. www.TacCom3G.com
Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.