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  1. You don't need a DA/SA specific class. You...

    You don't need a DA/SA specific class.

    You just need an instructor who is a good coach and is able to actually shoot a DA/SA gun well to inform their ability to provide useful coaching to you on...
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    Just be aware that the shotgun you purchased has...

    Just be aware that the shotgun you purchased has likely never been cleaned, so it will need a good scrubbing and some lubrication.
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    I think Mr. Awerbuck's advice...like pretty much...

    I think Mr. Awerbuck's advice...like pretty much everything in this arena...probably makes sense in some contexts, but not in others. It's not what I would do for my defensive shotgun needs.
  4. Class is on Saturday and I have a couple of slots...

    Class is on Saturday and I have a couple of slots left...
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    As it so happens... 43305 43306 43307 ...

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    Note how the loops are misshapen and how the elastic is already breaking and coming loose from the weave on the BCT cards. And that is after one...
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    That's a good way to modify the technique to make...

    That's a good way to modify the technique to make it more reliable.

    My big gripe about that technique is that it's just way too easy to fumble shells. It takes significant dexterity and a lot of...
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    Not at all uncommon. The local police agencies...

    Not at all uncommon. The local police agencies around me...those that haven't ditched shotguns altogether, anyway...are using bead sighted guns with four rounds in the tube with no additional ammo...
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    ...and apart from just the normal factors behind...

    ...and apart from just the normal factors behind why people don't do more than the minimum, one of the primary contributors to that is that for a fair number of those people an ill-fitting shotgun...
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    Then let's make it more concrete. Take the...

    Then let's make it more concrete.

    Take the FAST.

    I know exactly why the FAST exists. I probably have had more discussions with the originator of that drill than anyone on the planet not named...
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    I've tried the Brownells...better than most, but...

    I've tried the Brownells...better than most, but their brass isn't as durable as the Fiocchi.
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    Well, if you were to watch my classes that shit...

    Well, if you were to watch my classes that shit isn't happening.

    The priority in training is to get people to make accurate shots under time pressure from useful ready positions. This means using...
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    It was great to have you in class, dude! ...

    It was great to have you in class, dude!

    Thanks for coming out!
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    Prepare to be a sad panda: Everything else...

    Prepare to be a sad panda:

    Everything else I've tried sucks out loud. Looking at the options available on Amazon you are either going to end up with snap caps meant to be used in a break-action...
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    Fiocchi dummy rounds. Might not be available on...

    Fiocchi dummy rounds. Might not be available on Amazon but they hold up well to use. I keep 100 of them on hand in a dedicated box for classes.
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    Generally speaking, a citizen defender in their...

    Generally speaking, a citizen defender in their home is probably at an Alamo point between the bad guy and their family. In the exceptional case where their gauge is out of ammo and the threat is...
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    Naturally, that is going to be a difficult thing...

    Naturally, that is going to be a difficult thing to actually point to given how scarce accurate and comprehensive data on (especially citizen) shootings and gunfights is.

    Here's something...
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    For a look at how a lefty reload from a side...

    For a look at how a lefty reload from a side saddle works, JDC Instructor Jay LaLuz runs the JDC Shotgun El Pres left handed:
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    With the right technique it is. I regularly...

    With the right technique it is. I regularly demonstrate an emergency reload in under 2 seconds. Meaning on the beep of a timer from a low ready position, I fire a shot on target, reload the chamber...
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    I'm glad he survived. I think the bigger...

    I'm glad he survived.

    I think the bigger takeaway from that presentation is this:

    When an attack has commenced, it is no use to attempt to reason with your attacker. Note that the officer...
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    To my knowledge I haven't seen any Gen2 guns on...

    To my knowledge I haven't seen any Gen2 guns on the line with something other than cylinder bore chokes in them.

    The choke can be a double edged sword with FFC. On some guns it may indeed result...
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    So slight correction...that photo was actually...

    So slight correction...that photo was actually from a different client with a 1301. (They are becoming ubiquitous in my classes) The photo actually shows his pattern at 25 yards with 8 pellet Flight...
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    The pattern pictured was indeed cylinder bore.

    The pattern pictured was indeed cylinder bore.
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    I beat my guns pretty hard. The key to the...

    I beat my guns pretty hard.

    The key to the velcro is to get the industrial strength stuff and properly de-grease the receiver. Then carefully apply it to the receiver. Use a rolling pin or a can...
  24. https://youtu.be/x9ffXnJQ0xE?t=57 "Trigger...

    https://youtu.be/x9ffXnJQ0xE?t=57

    "Trigger control" is mine.
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    Low recoil FFC 9 pellet. Range is 15 yards. At 25...

    Low recoil FFC 9 pellet. Range is 15 yards. At 25 he was still well within the A zone with the bulk of the pattern, C zone with the flyer.
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