Over at shootingillustrated.com, Jeff Johnston gives readers an introductory lesson in home defense shotguns. The article is stocked with sound advice from a variety of gun gurus: racking your shottie won’t scare off bad guys, pattern your gun, don’t mix your ammo, practice moving through your house and more. And then there’s this: “practice feeding the gun while on the move.” Wait. What?
The need to reload a five-round shotgun during a home invasion is one of those low probability, high cost events. The chances of it happening are somewhere between slim to none, but if it does happen and you need more ammo, you really need more ammo. The same is true for any defensive firearm, or course. But how seriously do you take the “issue” of combat reloads? Do you carry extra ammo? Do you practice reloading your gun — on the move?