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 Post subject: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:32 pm 
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A reminder to the wise. Always remember to test your HD shotgun after a change.

I was doing some training in the backyard range a few weeks ago and noticed that my receiver mounted shell holder was a little loose. When back to the house and tightened that right up. Can't have that coming loose in any situation.

Yesterday I was back at the range and first shot just fine. Racked in a new round and nothing. What in the world. No trigger reset and safety would not work.Took the gun back to the house and thought a moment. Only change was me tightening up the shell holder. Yep. I over tightened it pinching the receiver and consequently the trigger group. Loosened it up a smidgen and now all is right in the world.

Yall be safe.



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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 4:43 pm 
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I'm bored out of my mind right now so at least one of my guns comes out of the safe every day to do reloading and dry fire drills. That or to hang out on the couch with my wife and I while we watch whatever nonsense we find to entertain ourselves. Confirming function is great but my takeaway would be that I need to get a different shell carrier. Also, I put mine on the stock, not the receiver. It balances better for me back there.

Maybe check out something like Esstac or SOE shotshell cards or this ...
https://www.sladestreettactical.com/3-p ... ngton-870/


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 4:47 pm 
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Also ... Backyard range? That's my dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
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Many years ago when I was young and green I attached a 6 shell side saddle to my newly released Benell Super 90.
It sat by the bed for a couple of months before I learned that the extra weight of these things was causing malfunctions in inertia system shotguns. Because it was winter I never fired it with the side saddle on and it could have resulted in a home defense catastrophe.

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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 9:53 pm 
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If you can't do it with 3-4 shots that are in the mag in a home invasion, you are probably doing something wrong, or you built your house in a prison.


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 9:59 pm 
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southdakbearfan wrote:
If you can't do it with 3-4 shots that are in the mag in a home invasion, you are probably doing something wrong, or you built your house in a prison.


And commons should not be allowed high capacity magazines, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 10:50 pm 
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Ezra Smack wrote:
southdakbearfan wrote:
If you can't do it with 3-4 shots that are in the mag in a home invasion, you are probably doing something wrong, or you built your house in a prison.


And commons should not be allowed high capacity magazines, right?


How on earth did you ‘conclude’ that’s what southdakotabearfan was saying? Talk about coloring outside the lines....


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:12 am 
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Rooster booster wrote:
Ezra Smack wrote:
southdakbearfan wrote:
If you can't do it with 3-4 shots that are in the mag in a home invasion, you are probably doing something wrong, or you built your house in a prison.


And commons should not be allowed high capacity magazines, right?


How on earth did you ‘conclude’ that’s what southdakotabearfan was saying? Talk about coloring outside the lines....


I was referring to having a bunch of extra shells hanging off the side of your gun in a HD situation, getting caught on something, fouling up the action, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:02 am 
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As almost any reasonable person would have. Your post was quite clear to most.


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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:33 am 
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I understand the issue with having a shell carrier. My pump has 8+1. Which should be more than enough for any normal situation. In my case I am in a rural area - hence the availability of a back yard range. If I have to move out in a hurry I have the extra rounds with me. Also allows for slugs for longer rangeif needed.

Carrier also used for reload practice. Plus banging plate at 25 yards with practice bird shoot is so much fun.

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I don't like side saddles either as they off balance the gun. It makes it feel like it wants to roll on its side.

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 Post subject: Re: Always remember to test after a change
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:19 am 
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I have the slip on ammo carriers on the stocks of one shotgun and a levergun. I might take the sleeve off the shotgun because it adds too much bulk to the stock for my liking.




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