You might want to read Jim Shepherd’s review of the Mossberg/Maverick HS12 short-barreled O/U in today’s SHOOTING WIRE:
“It was quickly apparent that you might forget how to unload the tube-fed guns, or that you might forget to rack the pump after each shot – but there was no messing about with the HS12. Load, mount as the safety slides forward, and PRESS. No problems.”
I bring this up because Marshal Halloway and I have been mulling over creating a class on self-defense with a double barrel shotgun, then film that class for DRTV. We had such great response with the “tactical” lever action rifle and the single-action revolver self-defense class as SHOOTING GALLERY episodes, and I get a surprising number of queries about using the double for self-defense.
Of course, we’ve featured Stoeger’s 2 DB tactical offerings, the SxS and the O/U. First time we noticed this product line was back in 2009 at the NRA Show in Phoenix:
As I’ve said for years and years that the double barrel is a fiercely efficient self-defense tool… like everything else, you’ve got to know how to operate the thing. Since I’m a cowboy shooter who shoots a double-barrel in competition, it’s pretty much second nature to me now… like breathing out and breathing in…