In addition to hunting, when TTAG writer Jon Wayne Taylor is in Africa, he trains the people who protect some of continent’s most endangered wildlife from poachers. This week he’s in South Africa working with men who protect black and white rhinos from two-legged predators. And as JWT texted, they’re seriously under-gunned.
They carry Maverick 88 Security models in various lengths. Some have been shortened significantly, some remain at 18.5. They were all originally green at some point, but the paint has long since worn off.
As he said, that’s quite a commercial for a dirt-cheap shotgun that, like the Energizer Bunny, keeps going and going.
He wasn’t sure how long these smoothbores have been in service, but the men pictured above have been on he job for 10 years and have been using the same shotguns for all of that time.
But as a weapon to go up against poachers who are frequently well-armed, JWT says “These guys are grossly outgunned, outnumbered, and undermanned.”