How to Set Up Your Defensive Shotgun

    In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves answers viewer questions about his setup for his Beretta 1301 shotgun that he used at the Thunder Ranch combat shotgun course. In particular, viewers asked about James’ chest rig, sidesaddle, and optic, how they worked, and his opinion of the gear. Check this video for tips from James and from Thunder Ranch’s shotgun instructors on how to set up your defensive shotgun.

    0:00 I’m not on the beach now (bitch).
    0:18 Intro
    2:31 Important Factors for a Combat Shotgun
    3:23 Magazine Extension & Light/Sling Mount
    4:31 Side Saddle
    7:57 How to Use a Side Saddle
    10:19 Chest Rig
    11:55 Fanny Pack
    13:22 Sling
    14:03 Bolt Release Lever
    14:38 Optics
    16:53 Conclusion


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    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
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    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
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