In the video below, SIG SAUER Academy instructors Eric Palmer and Todd Moriarty show us how to reload a pump action shotgun with a slug, should you need to reach out and touch someone in the middle of a defensive gun use. Now I’m not saying it’s an inconceivable situation . . .
Especially for rural folk who may have to take a gunfight from inside to the great outdoors. But it’s not exactly what I’d call a likely scenario. I mean, if the bad guy isn’t within 00 Buck range, you’re probably better off withdrawing and calling the cavalry.
But what do I know? I’m not an operator who operates operationally. I don’t even carry a slug on the saddle attached to my Benelli M4. Maybe I should. But then which one would that be?
Let’s face it: to do this kind of stuff in a gunfight — like the shotgun reload or the one-handed semi-automatic handgun shoe rack — requires a fair amount of training. While the moves are as cool AF, I reckon my time’s better spent concentrating on moving and shooting.
Which is an operator skill! So I have one. Ish. What operator skills do you have?