I think the shotgun fell out of favor for a number of reasons
1). The competition-centric focus on scores on a target. It is easier
for a range officer to score a rifle target than a shotgun pattern.
Killing is not a concern when scoring is the concern.
2). The increase of frail people in the public and private sectors
tasked with using weapons. A 5'0" 110 pound kid can be shown
marksmanship with an AR, but a 12 ga may be too much. It is not an
all-inclusive, egalitarian wea...
The first one was so controversial I wanted to keep it going. We
showed that the reasons the shotgun fell from prominence were simply
silly fashion choices which have driven the world of weapons since I can
recall, and the reality that smaller and weaker people have been
brought into the uniformed world for the last twenty years. So here are
my five reasons why you should purposely choose the shotgun over other
1). If your reality-based expectation of conflict is