Knowing Distance vs. Pattern - Shotgun for Personal Defense - Thunder Ranch

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Using a shotgun effectively requires that you know how it works in all scenarios. Clint Smith, President and Director of the world-class Thunder Ranch training center, shares his knowledge of the practical application of shotguns. Despite popular belief, shotguns should be treated as precision tools at close ranges. This drill will let you know what your gun's pattern looks like at various distances and, therefore, how precisely you need to aim at your intended target.