When we turn to the use of the shotgun in a combative, gunfighting application, we have to deal with the same issues. And I understand those issues well as I always felt better with more ammunition. But the issue we see with the shotgun which we do not see with other weapon platforms is the desire to keep that ammunition on the weapon itself. I don't dislike the idea of having some ammunition on the shotgun, but not if it compromises its handiness and utility. A shotgun is not a high volume of fire weapon. It is not intended to take part in an infantry maneuver under fire, nor to compete with a drum-fed SAW. The shotgun finds its utility in the same distance intervals the pistol does. It is a close and fast deployment weapon, and each press of the trigger has potentially the same effect as half a magazine of pistol ammo fired en mass. Think about this for a moment. Eight rounds of pistol ammo has about the same effect on a human torso as one round... Read more →

THE "UKE BAG" FOR REMINGTON TAC-14 Many of our customers have asked for a way to carry this weapon to and from their intended destination without attracting attention. This is the best solution. 27" x 8" x 3", it is long enough to accommodate a Tac-14 or Stakeout with or without an Arm Brace. The light padding protects the weapon as well as diffuses the appearance of the contents. Will also work splendidly for Mossberg Shockwaves and any other weapon of similar dimensions. Includes exteriro pocket to carry your Black Nylon Light Padding Carry Handles and Straps BUY IT HERE Read more →

SUAREZ TAC-14 FOLDING ARM BRACE SYSTEM The short "non-shotgun" weapons have revitalized the shotgun world and allowed these weapons to become a viable modern self-defense, close quarters choice. And the advent of the "Arm Brace" has combined with it to form a truly spectacular, adaptable, and modern weapon. Now we bring the next evolution of this concept, the Suarez Tac-14 Folding Arm Brace System. Most folding stocks and braces on the market were designed for light recoiling weapons, or made overseas from plastic components. They are weak and will inevitably break due to the plastic construction and insufficiently robust hinge mechanism. The power of the 12 gauge and 20 gauge demands a much more robust hinge system at its heart and that is what we make the center of this kit. Along with a robust, steel, made in America hinge and adapter system, we include an SB Tactical SOB Arm Brace, a modified Magpul MOE Grip and all the hardware necessary to turn your Tac-14 into the ultimate close quarters weapon. Included Robust Steel Folding Adapter Textured Modified Magpul MOE... Read more →

We have reworked our packages for the Tac-14 870s. We made most things options so you can customize as you wish, from minimal to complete system. We have several weapons that can be bought complete to you, or we can customize your existing Tac-14. Custom Tac-14s begin at $799.99 and packages built on your Tac-14 begin at $459.99. We have the original Stakeout, the Amphibian in all NP3, The Pointman which comes with an "Arm Brace" affixed and the new "Tomahawk" built on the 20 Ga version of the Tac-14. We will have a package available for the Mossberg Shockwave in a few weeks as well for those who wish to optimize their Shockwaves. This is a very solid and useful weapon concept, and with the refinements we offer, it will exceed anything thought possible with a weapon of its kind. Follow these links for more information - Complete Custom Tac-14 Stakeouts and Amphibians Stakeout and Amphibian Packages on your Tac-14 BUY A STAKEOUT, OR AMPHIBIAN IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS AND GET A FREE MAGPUL MS1 SLING Read more →

TACTICAL ROLE OF THE SHOTGUN?? In 1990 (more or less) Jeff Cooper began teaching shotgun at his place in AZ. To his credit, he researched the available material quite thoroughly to arrive at his conclusions, but I suspect he had an idea of where he wanted to take it before starting. Jeff was a rifleman and saw all small arms from that perspective. In a VHS tape of the era he explains why the shotgun needs a tight pattern and sights and the issue of slugs. While his class discussed the use of the buckshot pattern, it made most guys think of keeping the pattern "as tight as a fist" out as far as possible and then shooting slugs out as far as possible. In fact, many of the shotgun cadre encouraged all slug all the time. To that end a cottage industry grew around meeting Jeff's ideal of the fighting shotgun. Ghost ring sights were added, barrels were choked, shooting slings made up, and you name it. I would ask the reader, why they would choose a shotgun to... Read more →

The Stakeout (or as the common people call it, a Tac-14 or Shockwave) is a different animal than a regular shotgun. Its like the difference between an AK and an AR. They are used in a different manner and from each other. First a discussion on the traditional use of a Shotgun with a bead. The stock and mount are crucial. Sports Shotgunners take great pains to fit their stocks because the stock places the face and the eye in the same place every time...hopefully anyway. The eye is in essence the rear sight...and the bead is the front sight. This works well enough unless you are shooting an extremely tight pattern...or slug rounds. With the Stakeouts, the rear, the stock, is missing. And what happens is that Tac-14 (yes...I am going to use the words...Stockless Shotguns) users will always tend to shoot high. The reasons are two fold. One is the desire to keep the pistol grip lower than the face. Two is the way the stockless shotgun recoils (see the videos), back and down. Third is the... Read more →