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  1. #11
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    I’m going to say this, if you are a speed reloader then maybe you can get away with less. I am horrible at reloading these things. If you don’t have a load out, like not much extra ammo on you, then fit as much as you can in the gun...
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    I doubt you will be able to tell that much difference between the 3 and 2 3/4 shells at "social" distances.
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    The extra round. The shotgun is a low capacity weapon, I want all I can get into the gun because I might not have the time to reload the gun as I’m shooting it. I don’t know, if you had to make a choice in revolvers both the same size one holds 5 the other holds 6, which one do you want? The difference between a 2 3/4 and a 3” is negligible.

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    Ok. My comment about the AAR was a little tongue in cheek,
    and was a greatly condensed from what I had typed, as is this
    one.

    My point is, unless you have the grip of an alpha male gorilla,
    which you may have, and I don't, you are likely to lose some
    teeth with a non-braced TAC-14 with 3" shells if you approach
    that first shot too casually. These shoot a bit different from a
    full sized SG. It didn't take me long to settle in on managed
    recoil buckshot. I prefer #1.

    My $.02.

    PS. I have 2 TAC-14's, both RMR'd with lights. I had
    one with a folding brace, but when the ATF reversed
    that ruling, I happily changed it back to the original
    grip. One of my favorite firearms for SD. So portable
    and concealable for transport, versatile with slugs,
    buck, bird shot etc, and highly effective at social
    distances.




    Quote Originally Posted by ctdair View Post
    Not the level of after action report that includes velocity, pattern at distances as I havenít done either test. Seat of the pants review from a newbie. Recoil difference doesnít seem as great a difference as I feel in shoulder mounted shotguns. When shooting 3 inch in hunting situation donít even feel recoil on shoulder mounted weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny C! View Post
    Ok. My comment about the AAR was a little tongue in cheek,
    and was a greatly condensed from what I had typed, as is this
    one.

    My point is, unless you have the grip of an alpha male gorilla,
    which you may have, and I don't, you are likely to lose some
    teeth with a non-braced TAC-14 with 3" shells if you approach
    that first shot too casually. These shoot a bit different from a
    full sized SG. It didn't take me long to settle in on managed
    recoil buckshot. I prefer #1.

    My $.02.

    PS. I have 2 TAC-14's, both RMR'd with lights. I had


    one with a folding brace, but when the ATF reversed
    that ruling, I happily changed it back to the original
    grip. One of my favorite firearms for SD. So portable
    and concealable for transport, versatile with slugs,
    buck, bird shot etc, and highly effective at social
    distances.

    Loosing teeth, Iíve seen it happen, no joke... Not with a small one, but a full size no stock...
    Nothing says Fuck You like a shotgun.....

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    You want five chances to say FU. Not 4. I want to be able to spread hate to as many as possible that deserve it, so five shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad newton View Post
    Loosing teeth, I’ve seen it happen, no joke... Not with a small one, but a full size no stock...

    I saw one of our narcotics officers shooting an 870 with the old style Remington top folding stock put the sling swivel up his right nostril in recoil. Kind of looked like Jack Nicholson in the movie Chinatown afterwards. He was warned before it happened, but he knew more that the instructor.
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    Its also worth noting that you should be stuffing shells into the gun if you aren't shooting. Assuming you have them that is.
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    Five. Since the current standard barrel length for a shotgun is 14", 5 is all the tube will hold. If it would hold 10, 2 3/4", I would stuff them in there.

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    Five is 25% more ammo than four. That’s significant in a low capacity gun.

    As others have said, you not only gain nothing by using 3” magnum shells, you lose control and speed. There is absolutely no helpful advantage over delivering 2 3/4” buck, especially from the reduced size platform.
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