Happy Halloween! Pumpkin vs Shotgun (VIDEO)

Just wanted to say a quick Happy Halloween to TFB readers out there! I decided to celebrate early by not eating candy, but rather by destroying a pumpkin using a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun.

Instead of letting your carved pumpkins rot, I suggest shooting at them this weekend! Post your best pumpkin shooting vids and pics and tag The Firearm Blog on social media so we can see the action. Perhaps some really good ones will get shared out on our page.

Here’s my short vid for inspiration.

Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. 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 is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.



  • USMC03Vet

    Do all the Libs over there in San Fran dress up as 2nd amendment supporters over there to horrify each other or is that considered going too far in occupied territory? Something tells me dressing as a foxy fullback simply doesn’t cut it over there…

  • Don Ward

    Pro Tip: fill your pumpkin with water – or better – Jello, preferably red.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Unsolicited advice from someone that used to do the same thing:

    Push Support Hand / Pull Strong Hand for recoil mitigation, recoil control seems excellent, but racking is very robotic and delayed. On a pump, once you shoot, that gun is useless until you rack, get it done then back on sights.

    At the shot, go from extending/stretching the gun to breaking/compressing. Try and it from Shot-Rack to ShotRack. It’s a dance, but you can utilize the recoil to rack, no need for recoil gimmicks or limbsaver pads.

  • Zebo the Tariser


  • Phil Hsueh

    This video sucks, the shooter doesn’t curse loudly and toss his shotgun in the air. What kind of shotgun video doesn’t have the shooter curse loudly in a Slavic tongue and toss his shotgun in the air? And in case anyone doesn’t get it, I am totally kidding.