S.W.A.T. Editor Denny Hansen introduces the new magazine-fed shotgun from Mossberg and describes its features. Shotguns have traditionally had low capacity, but Mossberg has changed all that. The 590M TR has the world’s first production double-stack shotgun mags, offering a capacity of up to 20 rounds. Look for Denny’s comprehensive evaluation of this shotgun in the June issue of S.W.A.T., on sale May 1.
If you spend all of your time on the range shooting at a static, one-dimensional target at a known range, with no movement you are not getting you’re the most bang for your buck. In the real world, bad guys do not stand still, and neither should you. You may need to move to coverWatch Now >>
Training on a three-dimensional target has to be very specific, because a lot more cost, setup time, effort and energy go into training on a 3D target as opposed to a standard two-dimensional target. One of the most useful things we can do with a 3D target is study the angles we’re going to shootWatch Now >>
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch Now >>
Why carry a backup gun? Because nothing man-made is 100% reliable. Make no mistake, Murphy is alive, well and along for the ride, and a malfunction will probably happen at the worst possible time. Rob Pincus discusses issues surrounding dropping the primary, then demonstrates a drill that includes transitioning when the primary reaches slide lockWatch Now >>