Rifleshooter.com’s Shotgun Slug Standards
This is the rifleshooter.com’s tactical shotgun standard course-of-fire we use to evaluate handling and shooting characteristics of tactical shotguns. The standards require a shotgun, 10 slugs and an IDPA target. Use cardboard targets for slugs, the wads will tear paper targets apart and make scoring impossible.
For scoring purposes the -0 circle of an IDPA target is worth 5 points, the -1 is worth 3, and the -3 is worth 1.
Stage 1, 50-yards. Starting position, administrative load 3 slugs (empty chamber at start), safety engaged, shooter has muzzle below the belt line. When target is presented, shooter will chamber a round and fire one round standing, one round kneeling and one round prone in 30 seconds.
Stage 2, 25-yards. Shooter starts in loading position (safety on, empty magazine, slide locked to the rear, slugs in weak front pocket) with shotgun on target. When target is presented, shooter will load three slugs, fire one slug standing and two kneeing in 30-seconds.
Stage 3, 15-yards. Shooter starts in loading position, with shotgun on target. When target is presented, shooter will load two slugs and fire two slugs standing, load two slugs and fire two slugs kneeling in 30 seconds.