How to Customize Your Tactical Shotgun

Here’s something you should consider when you’re customizing your inertia-driven scattergun.

by
posted on March 2, 2022
advice.jpg

Tactical shotguns are undeniably useful, especially after customization with a flashlight, laser, red dot and six-shell side saddle. What do you consider when selecting shotgun accoutrements? Price would probably be the first consideration, followed by quality of the product, reputation of the manufacturer and also function. You may ask yourself, “Does this product meet my needs, at a price I am willing to pay?” However, something you may not have considered (but should) is weight.  

Before you trick out your new inertia-driven shotgun, check the manufacturer’s recommendation regarding the maximum weight limit of the frame. This is because in an inertia-driven shotgun, the bolt free-floats between two springs. When the trigger is pulled, the shotgun fires and the frame recoils around the bolt. The bolt essentially stays still.  If we add more than 500 grams of gear to the frame of our Benelli M2 or M3, for example, the frame may be too heavy to cycle the bolt—and it could induce malfunctions.  

So, if you want to accessorize your inertia driven-shotgun with gear for defensive purposes or competition, remember to consider the products’ weight in addition to price, quality and function.  

Latest

Taurus Raging Hunter
Taurus Raging Hunter

Launching 2023: Taurus Raging Hunter 10.5" in .460 S&W Magnum

If your big-game adventures take you into big-bear territory, here's the big-bore revolver to bring along.

Fun Friday: Old Sheriff's Favorite Dumb-Criminal Moments

Your average lawbreaker ain't exactly Professor Moriarty.

Launching 2023: Bergara B14 Wilderness Ridge Carbon Rifle

Bergara quality at a family-friendly price? Yes, please!

Throwback Thursday: History's Longest Duel

It started with an insult and glove-slap, but ended in "bromance."

Rising Shooting Stars: Morgan Leonhardt

She may not be old enough to drive, but this New Orleans phenom is racing to the top of the competitive shooting world!

7 Simple Follow-Through Tips to Improve Your Accuracy (Right Now!)

You've just finished squeezing the trigger, but hang on...you're not done yet.

Interests



Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.