Wednesday, January 28, 2015


If your shotguns are retired from active patrol service, what should you do with them?  I would suggest that before they are retired, you perform an inventory and an inspection of all your shotguns.  Before they are withdrawn, purchase a safe or build an armory large enough to store them all inside.

Clean, repair and refurbish all your shotguns.  Make certain they are all in perfect condition.  Store them in a controlled and secure environment.  Insure you have a variety of ammunition for them.  Slugs, OO buck, and a small supply of birdshot.  You should have at least 50 rounds of each per shotgun.

Keep a few shotguns out for training.  About once a year run your officers through a short shotgun training class.  Your officers should know how to use the shotgun in the event they need to be re-deployed in the future; that's what the SGT Says.

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