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Receiver-mounted shell holders

Discussion in 'Bags, Gear And Load-Outs' started by VetPsychWars, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars .22LR Elite Member

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    As I am new to shotguns in general and specifically the tactical shotgun, I have to admit I'm a little confused about shell holders you mount on the receiver. Seems to me you have to take your trigger hand (I have to shoot left-handed, trying to not confuse myself!) to reach over and grab a shell, which, ok. If a person has an 8+1 gun, this seems a little extreme for the home defense situation?

    If you can give me an idea of what I might (not) be missing, that would be great!

    Thanks

    Tom
  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    For us right handed guys, trigger hand stays put and with some practice the gun stays shouldered as the support hand loads shells. Worst case scenario the stock is lowered and rested against the forearm and rotated slightly to access and load shells.

    For a lefty, something like a stock shell holder could work.
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  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars .22LR Elite Member

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    Possibly, but I would have to mount it on the right side of the receiver, because left-handed gun and ejection port is on the left.

    It just seems to me that eight rounds for home defense ought to be enough.

    Tom
  4. Patch700

    Patch700 .22LR

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    In a perfect scenario you wouldn't require any at all... stuff happens and in a case such as this there is a proverb that could save your life.. Better to have it and not need it than the other way around".

    Personally I am a minimalist and don't like anything on my guns that don't absolutely have to be there , so I understand where you are coming from.
    But for a discipline such as this , I like to carry as many rounds as comfortably can be kept on a person.
    7+1+6 on the side saddle.. I don't care for sidesaddles but on the other hand I neither wear a bathrobe nor do my underwear have pockets lol , so the choice was easy.
  5. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars .22LR Elite Member

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    heh well I did order a bandolier from China that cost four bucks, including shipping... and i think I would rather have spare cartridges on the buttstock. Thanks for the comment.

    Tom
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    If you prefer ammo on the stock, some of them have Velcro and elastic which can be reversible for either side. I've used the receiver mounted shell holders and the cuffs on the stock, and my current preference is for Triad Tactical stock packs but they're more than $4.
  7. BurningMan

    BurningMan .22LR

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    Underwear with pockets . . . that's a great idea.
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  8. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    If they did that there really wouldn't be any reason for men to wear pants.

    Only thing we would need is a couple belt loops for our holster belts.

    LOL
  9. GT_80

    GT_80 .270 WIN

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    Most of mine have a "pocket" in the front, but it's occupied :D

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