There are a surprising number of top-notch carbine and pistol shooters who don’t know how to shoot a shotgun at all. And if you don’t know how, what often happens is you try to shoot it just like an AR. And if you do this, you’ll suck with the shotgun and naturally prefer the carbine. Many of these guys are apt to then concede “Well, I’m just not a shotgun guy, ” and what happens is they rarely shoot them.
But if shooters will open their minds, forget what they’ve learned about rifle shooting and learn how to shoot a shotgun so as to gain its advantages, they’ll find it’s superior for close range and/or moving targets due to its intuitive speed, downrange power and deadly accuracy thanks to its larger margin for error.
And if you’ll master a shotgun to the point where you can hit flying targets with ease, then you’ll be able to hit stationary targets without even thinking about it.
In his video, JJ is not saying that wingshooting techniques should be used for defensive and tactical shotgunning. But if you learn how to wingshoot–to hit flying targets out of the air merely by looking at them, mounting the gun and pulling the trigger–you’ll develop an intuitive feel for the shotgun that will make you scary-deadly with it in any discipline. Here’s how.