A Message from Y-Man (Our Resident Nigerian Shotgunner)

    [ Y-Man, TFB’s resident Nigerian shotgunner, has written a series of articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. He has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts are so limited. I have had many people ask me to get in touch with him and find out if they can send him any spare parts or accessories. He responds below. ]

    Many thanks guys, for the kind words and prayers on my last guest
    post: Many, many thanks.

    I assure you all that upon all the fears and concerns with the
    upcoming elections in my country, I love my country very much, but if
    need be I would gladly go someplace else: Alaska, Iceland or
    Greenland would be nice (I fell in love with Iceland after reading Tom
    Clancy’s Red Storm Rising.) I love cold, brrrrr!

    I would love to go shooting with all y’all who offered: great! I am
    actually saving up for a visit to the USA next year (I have travelled
    quite a bit in Europe: I am an oil company worker…) You can all be
    sure I am saving up a sh*tload of dollars to spend on ammo at your
    ranges! I DEFINITELY will go back home with a sore shoulder and a
    “sorer” trigger finger, but a BIG smile on my face! I can imagine the
    guys at the airport smirking at me: “This one is loopy!”

    Guys, I really appreciate the offers of sending stuff to me. I will do
    some thinking about what “innocent” items I would love to have. It
    can’t be more than a buckshot mould, a good smoothbore slug mold
    (Lyman, maybe?) and the ATS Universal Shotgun sight.

    Maybe when I come over to the USA, I can buy these: and carry them
    “innocently” back. (In the past 2 years, a friend who’s from New
    Orleans, but works in my country: has been able to bring some of the
    things I have been able to get: the Bushnell scope, the B-Square
    mount, the Hi-Viz turkey sights, some Tri-Mark lasers (green and red),
    etc. The trick is to throw away the packaging, disassemble the
    components and spread them all around checked-in baggage. Thats how we
    have gotten some things in.

    For the guys who worried about the rust in my bore: that was when I
    left off for several months without oiling properly. That’s been
    corrected now!

    Guys, thanks for the offers: but sometimes: the fun is actually IN the
    fabricating and modifying! (Can you imagine how boring the 80′s would
    have been if MacGyver had a Walmart or other full hardware store right
    inside EVERY shack he was locked up in, or EVERY pilot-less plane he
    had to escape from had a full tool box with welding kit included?)

    In that spirit: check out my fabricated “Ghost-ring” sights! I
    realized I have a drilled and tapped receiver on my Mossberg 500A, so
    I used some erector set stuff:

    To get these bits …

    To achieve this:

    What do you guys think? Cheers.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!