View Full Version : Preview of "Defensive Shotgun"

November 26, 2008, 12:45 PM
I watched the preview of "Defensive Shotgun" on youtube today.

I liked Clint Smith's words: "You don't need a $1000 dollar gun, you just need to know how to run the one you have" AMEN!!!

Has anyone watched this 2hr training video?

Is it worth the price of $50?

Is there any place that rents this video?

I've already looked on ebay and amazon.

I sure do ask a lot of questions, don't I?

November 26, 2008, 01:23 PM
I've seen the video... by and large it's mostly practical, tactical common sense.

There are lots of good tips and tricks you may not be aware of... the kind of tips and tricks that could be well worth $50 in a situation where knowing a few of them would save your life.
We think nothing of spending far more than $50 on the latest tactical farkle... but all the farkles in the world won't help you if you're not in control of the situation. Consider the video as an investment in advanced gun control.

Buy the best shotgun you can reasonably afford, use it and shoot it until it becomes second nature - muscle memory to operate every aspect of it. Practice common scenarios, practice use of cover and tactical reloads... so if or when the time comes, your training will keep you alive.

Like anyone with a decent level of common sense will tell you... it ain't the gun, it's the gunner.


Oh yeah... no such thing as asking too many questions. It's when you don't ask enough that it's time to worry. :D

November 26, 2008, 02:28 PM
Buy the best shotgun you can reasonably afford
Make sure you keep in mind "best"!="most expensive"

I have some experience/training with shotguns, but could probably use a little more. I am also in the process of advising several people on what HD guns to get (everyone wants one right now). I certainly do not feel like I should be instructing them on use besides basic operation and safety. It would be worth my while to buy this, watch it and show it to some of the people I am advising. Would this be a good video for my situation? Is there a hands down choice out there?

BTW, I am suggesting the 500 persuader in Marinecote. Easy to use and for a beginner has some nice features:
1.Safety visible, less fumbling if you forget to take it off/should notice when you shoulder it.
2.I know they aren't going to clean it EVER, marinecote should hold up decently.
3.seems lighter than an 870, and for females I thought that would be nice.
$60 youth stock and $5 side saddle at Cabelas.

November 26, 2008, 02:30 PM
go in on the video with a few friends or buy it record it and sell it.


November 26, 2008, 03:17 PM
I'll buy a copy from you... Not for 50 bucks though

Scattergun Bob
November 26, 2008, 03:19 PM
I think the expense would be worth it for you. It will never replace a 3 day training session with Clint Smith. But it as good as any video on defensive shotguns.

New_Pollution1086, be careful about that, Clint takes stealing his product VERY seriously.

Good Luck and be safe

November 26, 2008, 03:54 PM
Firearms usage instructor--produces video--copyright infringement=:eek:


An actual course with Clint Smith would be wonderful, but that is not in my budget at this time.

November 26, 2008, 03:58 PM
Yeah ripping off a pro shooter is like holding up a gun shop... There are smarter ways to break the law!:rolleyes::eek::D