POTD: KelTec KSG Deployed By French Police During Riots

Today’s Photo Of The Day features a KelTec KSG shotgun, which I rarely see in the wild, yet they turn up in law enforcement photos from time to time. The photos come from the French Police Nationale’s Facebook page on June 30, 2023. During late June and into July, France mobilized 45,000 police officers to combat the violent riots in cities across the country after a 17-year-old immigrant was killed during a traffic stop. During this mobilization, more than 2000 rioters were arrested over five days, and over 200 officers were injured as of the time of this writing.

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The Truckee Beretta 1301 Forend from Mesa Tactical

Adding to the list of available accessories for the Beretta 1301 is the newest offering from Mesa Tactical – the Truckee forend. This M-LOK equipped forend is made from 6000 series aluminum, and high-temperature glass-filled nylon polymer end caps for durability, and provides the shooter with easy installation and removal for routine maintenance. If you’re looking for an easy way to start adding lights, lasers, and other attachments to your favorite semi-auto shotgun – the Truckee seems like a good place to start.

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Federal's New "Action Shotgun" Competition Ammo

Those who compete with shotguns know that every load is just a little bit different when it comes to 12 gauge. While there is a litany of options out there for those looking to defend their home, hunt deer, or even shoot birds out to extreme distances, there are very few competition shotshell loads on the market which has led a few shooters to develop their own loads to work with their competition shotguns. Federal Action Shotgun aims to eliminate that need for shotgun athletes with a new 12-gauge load that balances shootability, control, and power and also comes in a convenient 200-round case.

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The Ultimate Beretta 1301 vs. A300 Patrol Review

This video is the ULTIMATE Beretta 1301 versus Beretta A300 Patrol comparison. In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves answers this burning “1301 or A300” question with the help of three experts: famed shooter and gunsmith Ernest Langdon, the notorious second-generation shotgun instructor Matt Haught, and Ben Grundwerg, a clever Beretta Product Manager who helped develop the Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol. It’s literally impossible to assemble a more competent and authoritative panel of guests than the men in this video to help you decide which shotgun you should pick up. (And also James is there)

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What is Old Is New, Sulun Arms Auslof Mag Tube Fed Break Action Shotgun

Remember the old ALOFS system? It was made in 1924 by Herman Alofs. It was a magazine tube autoloader that you can bolt onto a single-shot break action shotgun. Well a company in Turkey, Sulun Arms, is making modern versions called Auslof, and Canada is importing them. Sometimes Canada gets cool stuff like this.

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GrovTec's New Tube Mount Picatinny Rail for More Customization

GrovTec, a  firearm accessories manufacturer, has launched a new product called the Tube Mount Picatinny Rail, designed to allow shooters to attach a wide range of accessories to any magazine tube on a Picatinny rail utilizing GrovTec’s existing Barrel Band system. This innovative product offers a valuable customization option for firearms enthusiasts who want to add attachments such as vertical foregrips, flashlights, and more to their firearms. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, the rail provides a durable and lightweight mounting platform for accessories such as laser sight systems and tactical lights. Compatible with all Picatinny accessories, the Tube Mount Rail is engineered to fit most firearms by offering it in one of four different sizes of barrel band that will accommodate standard tube diameters. The Tube Mount Picatinny Rail is easy to install, requiring no gunsmithing, and can be installed in minutes with basic tools.

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Upgrading A Turkinelli With Mesa Tactical Gear (Part 1)

Mesa Tactical has been upgrading police shotguns for many years. Their range of accessories fits many popular models, including the legendary Benelli M4. But do those same parts also fit on a Turkish clone like the Aksa S4? Let’s find out!

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Mossberg 590A1 Review: Still the Ultimate Tactical Pump Shotgun?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gives you a long-overdue review of the Mossberg 590A1. The Mossberg 590A1 is known for its durability: this shotgun has been tested and proven in some of the toughest environments, including military trials. It can handle a wide range of ammunition types and conditions, and it has a smooth and reliable action that makes it easy to use even in stressful situations. The Mossberg 590A1 is versatile as well. Whether you need a home defense shotgun or a tactical shotgun for law enforcement use, the Mossberg 590A1 is good to go. However, with semi-auto shotguns like the Mossberg 940 Tactical and Beretta A300 Patrol approaching the same price point as this top-of-the-line pump, is the Mossberg 590A1 still worth your attention? Especially the Vang Comp “Standard” edition James reviews in this episode – at $1,000 MSRP, should you just get a semi-auto instead? James opines today on TFBTV.

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[IWA 2023] A Turkish SCAR at IWA? Not Really…

Is that a SCAR? No, no it isn’t. But it kinda looks like one! James is at IWA 2023 visiting the Hunt Group to see the SCX12, a SCAR lookalike Turkish shotgun coming to the US.

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[IWA 2023] 12 Gauge Mag-Fed Shotgun Pistol: SDM M870 Shorty

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at IWA visiting Prima Armi, the Italian distributor to see the SDM M870 Shorty, an inexpensive, short-barrel, pump action, mag-fed 12 gauge shotgun.

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Beretta SL3 Tutankhamon – A Shotgun Fit for a Pharaoh

Beretta occasionally puts some effort into reminding the world that the oldest gunmaker still has in-house a top-notch custom shop capable of impressive masterpieces of artisan work. Again the chosen canvas is the premium O/U shotgun, the SL3, now declined in an unconventional tribute to the pharaoh Tutankhamon.

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Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol Review (vs. Beretta 1301)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves reviews the brand-new Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol. In this video review, James takes an in-depth look at the features and performance of the Beretta A300 Ultima Patrol, including its operating system, features, design, and reliability. You’ll also see how it handles on the range with a variety of different types of home defense and buckshot ammo. Lastly, do you consider this less expensive tactical shotgun, or the more expensive Beretta 1301?

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[SHOT 2023] JK Armament SGX Shotgun Suppressor

When it comes to suppressing a 12 gauge shotgun, there are not a lot of options. Most people know of the Salvo12 but it has its compromises. JK Armament has come out with their SGX shotgun suppressor and it is a lot lighter than the Salvo12.

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Apex Ammo's New Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend

Apex Ammunition is excited to announce new limited-edition shotgun ammunition specially produced in partnership with the Mossy Oak brand to showcase their Shadow Grass Habitat camouflage pattern and also featuring a duplex load combining No. 3 Zinc and No. 8 TSS shot to provide the user with a versatile load that can be used all season long for any type of waterfowl. The full press release on this latest offering from Apex Ammunition is posted below:

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POTD: Blaser F3 BRUSHED Custom O&U Shotgun

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we have pictures of the Blaser F3 Brushed over and under 12 gauge shotgun from the Blaser Custom Shop. Unlike most of the other custom F3 shotguns that have sophisticated engraving motifs, the beauty of F3 Brushed is in the simplicity of engravings and wood carvings executed by Ralph Salzmann.

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