Flying Shotgun

Some may recall Polenar Tactical’s Flying Shotgun. Well this is a little different. The shooter does not throw the shotgun in a fit of rage. Instead it flies out of the woman’s hands due to recoil.

I am curious what ammo she was shooting. Typically indoor ranges do not allow bird shot so it might be buckshot or a slug. The amount of energy that this shotgun has to launch itself rearward is surprising. I am a little concerned why they gave this woman this gun to shoot and did not instruct her properly on how to shoot it.





Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Giolli Joker

    Crossposting: projectile velocity was significantly lower than average in this shot.

    • Dougscamo

      Obviously the “bench effect”….

  • skidmark

    That video was only eight seconds long but it gave me a headache.

  • Hellbilly

    I call B.S.

    I looks like someone yanked it out of her hands with a string.

    • Bierstadt54

      If they did they timed it perfectly with the trigger pull.

    • Some Rabbit

      Heartily agree. Total fake.

    • Jim Jones

      Nope. Slugs in a pistol shotgun with someone unfamiliar with shotguns.

  • M.M.D.C.
  • Bierstadt54

    Step 1: Give woman who has never shot anything a pistol-grip shotgun.
    Step 2: Don’t instruct her properly in shooting a challenging gun to use.
    Step 3: Film her either getting hurt or the shotgun flying away.
    Step 4: Post on YouTube and profit.
    Step 5: Ignore the anger of thousands or responsible gun owners who have seen this all a dozen times and know just what these ******* did.

    Is that about right?

    • SignalFromTheRim

      Sounds about right.

  • DanGoodShot

    That wus just sum funny sh@t right thar!

  • uisconfruzed

    Hahah! “hoodclips”

    I’m sure glad my wife has a better grip than that! :o)

  • Bill

    This kind of thing pees me off – giving someone a gun to shoot and setting them up for failure. It’s unsafe and ensures that they wont want to take up shooting as a sport or for defensive purposes.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • Some Rabbit

    Ummm, let’s see. The gun doesn’t recoil upward, she doesn’t flinch or blink, her thumb and wrist aren’t twisted by the pistol grip, the gun just seems to glide rearward out of her hands.

    Conclusion: Totally faked, although I’ll give ’em points for skillful editing and all the gullible folks who fell for this.

    • Dan

      I agree looks fake. However she did flinch and the gun did recoil. I don’t see the people in the video putting much effort into editing anything unless it’s applying filters to their snapchat selfies

    • USMC03Vet

      It’s the internet. It’s always fake.

  • Ralph Napier
  • SP mclaughlin

    Basically the InRange video on pistol grip shotguns in a nutshell.

  • oldman

    Better this then a Darwin award and just as effective to stop breading of this individual.

    • Porty1119

      Breading? That sounds simultaneously cruel and delicious.

      • oldman

        I really need to proof read better thanks for the catch.

    • Nashvone

      There are Living Darwin Award winners. You don’t have to die, just take yourself out of the gene pool. I’m pretty sure this method is effective no matter which end of the shotgun is pointed at his crotch.

      • oldman

        True

  • jerry young

    This almost looks staged, I have a very similar 12 gauge shotgun, I handed it to my wife loaded with buckshot all I said was hold on and fire, she didn’t have it fly out of her hands like that and it was only her second time shooting any shotgun, now she handles a shotgun like a pro and enjoys turkey shoots at my club and shooting in general, I have even shot mine loaded with a slug one handed and no kick hard enough to make it fly out of my hand but I guess anything can happen when there’s a camera around.

  • Jim Jones

    This is my local range in Milwaukee. Slugs are mandatory. They also instituted a strict no photo/video policy after this video came out.