Gear 3 Gun Competition Shotgun Reloading Techniques Recoil Staff June 11, 2015 Join the Conversation Recoil Contributor Russell Phagan, aka SinistralRifleman, was at the 2015 Superstition Mountain Mystery 3 Gun Match recently and had the opportunity to interview two competitors about their shotgun reloading techniques. Kurt Miller has been competing in 3 Gun for 20 years. Here's his take on the history of shotgun reloading techniques and why he uses the methodology he does: Jay Carillo has been competing in 3 Gun for several years here's his take on the newer “Load-4” method of shotgun reloading: Russell had this to say after interviewing both competitors: “Notice they both agree that the load 2 or load 4 system is easier for novices to master in less time. Either way if you’re using a tube fed it would make sense to have both the shell caddies and load 2 or 4 systems available depending on the match. At a match like SMM3G there are few liabilities for the newer systems. At a match like Hard as Hell crawling through tunnels, well the floor of the tunnel was littered with broken shell carriers.” Explore RECOILweb:TOPS Knives - TOPS Apache Dawn ReduxHow Castle Doctrines Protect and Offend PeopleMasterPiece Arms, Preferred by Precision Rifle Series CompetitorsADCOR Defense's Innovative "Elite" Rifle System NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!