The Redring® shotgun sight


Battery: AAAA 1.5V, Approx. 300 h life.
Redring® automatically shuts off after 4 hrs.
Weight: 134 g (4.726oz) excluding mounts, 192 g (6.773oz) including mounts
Length: 134 mm (5.275in), mounts included
Width: 44 mm (1.732in)
Height: 45.7 mm (1.779in)
Material: Anodized aluminum
MSRP: $899 (they have a deal going on now for $749.00)

The Redring® shotgun sight is not your typical sight with a red dot showing you where your round should hit. With a shotgun your shot will spread unless shooting a slug. With this sight you can keep both eyes open no matter which eye is dominant which improves the situational perception. The sight has built-in intelligence, called spot metering. The Redring® has an integrated processor that adjusts the brightness to the prevailing light. With a darker background it dims the ring and with it brighter, brightens the ring. It works well for hunting at all hours.

The size of the ring acts as a range-finder. The size of the ring is what the shot spread will look like at 20 meters(65 feet). It let’s the shooter know when it is safe to shoot or not so it lowers the chance of just injuring the game.

This sight dramatically increases the hit rate of what is being shot at.
The Redring® is mounted not on a rail but mounted free-floating onto the rib of the shotgun. It takes just a few minutes to mount without any changes to the gun and without messing with the balance of the shotgun. Redring® can be connected via USB to your computer and let’s you register your equipment, log personal stats, select advanced settings, and receive software updates from the manufacturer online. The Redring® has an energy-saving feature that will turn off the sight after 4 hours. The shut off time is counted down from the point the sight is turned on or from the last time the sight was intensity was manually adjusted.

SRM Model(s) 1216-1212-1208 shotgun








The past few years shotguns have been making bigger splashes in the tactical side of firearms which has made me want  to “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun”.

The Saiga-12 lets your AK training cross over to a tactical shotgun with minimal learning but uses large bulky 10 round box mags or the uncomfortable 20 round drum mags.

The Kel-Tec KSG gives you the short, close quarters  that LE and military might look for in a shotgun  but it is a pump-action and to switch tubes can be a little weird.

The video review from Gunblast talks about being able to color code your tubes so you can carry different rounds in each tube. This application is great for LE and military because you can keep 4 door breaching rounds in one tube, 4 beans bags in another and 4 buck and 4 slugs in the last two tubes for a total of 16 shells.

Redring® Shotgun Sights

The Redring® shotgun sight is an optical shotgun sight. It mounts to the standard ribs on a shotgun, you simply attach it like you would a normal rail attachment with the exception of using the rib of the shotgun not a rail.  Two little hex key screws lock the sight in place.


  • Battery: AAAA 1.5V, Approx 300 h life. Redring® automatically shuts off after 4 hrs
  • Weight: 134 g (4.726oz) excluding mounts, 192 g (6.773oz) including mounts
  • Length: 134 mm (5.275in), mounts included
  • Width: 44 mm (1.732in)
  • Height: 45.7 mm (1.779in)
  • Material: Anodised aluminium
  • MSRP: $899 (they have a deal going on now for $749.00)


This sight is lets you keep both eyes open so when you look through the optic what ever the ring is around is where you burst is going to be.


1. Spot-Metering

Redring® has built-in intelligence, called spot metering, that reads the backlight in a diameter equivalent to more than double the ring diameter. An integrated processor momentarily adjusts the ring intensity to the prevailing light. Dark background = weaker ring. Bright background = stronger ring. The directed spot metering gives the shooter a great advantage in all types of hunting with varying lighting conditions, such as duck shooting in the sunrise. Light intensity can also be set manually

2. The Red Ring

Another advantage of using the Redring® is that it also is an effective rangefinder. The size of the ring on the target equals the shot diame­ter/burst at 20 meters (65 feet). This gives the shooter an instant indication if the target is within shooting range or if it’s too far away for a sure shot. When the ring looks right, pull the trigger. It surely improves the hit rate and reduces the risk of injuring the game.

3. Low mount with recoil absorption

Redring® is mounted free-floating directly on to the rib of the gun. It only takes a couple of minutes to mount and the sight is ready to use. No alterations or changes to the gun are necessary. As the lightweight sight is mounted low on the shotgun rib, it will not have any noticeable effect on the balance of the gun. Redring® comes complete with recoil absorbing mounts for shotguns with a rib width ranging from 5 to 11.5 mm.


The ring gives the shooter perfect aim and indicates when it’s safe to shoot and when it’s not. When the targetlooks right in relation to the ring, that’s when it’s time to shoot. The result is greater accuracy, more fun and more reliable hunting. A sure hit!


Redring® enables the shooter to fire with both eyes open, irrespective of eye dominance. The open eyes principle improves the perceptual tendencies and helps the shooter to identify the target faster. Since Redring® is parallax free, what the shooter sees in the ring equals the target image, i.e., when the ring is right in relation to the target, the shot most certainly is a hit. The eye relief doesn’t matter.


Redring® can be connected to your computer via a USB interface. This enables the shooter to register the equipment, log personalized statistics, select advanced settings, and receive periodic software upgrades from manufacturer. Go to USB for instructions and downloading the necessary software.

Automatic Shut Off

The built in energy saving “shut-off” function will automatically shut off the sight after 4 hours. The shut-off time is counted from the time the sight is turned on, or from the last time the ring intensity was manually adjusted.

[From the Redring website]



Sadly at SHOT 2013 I missed this booth because I was busying trying to see everything I had planned,  so I didn’t get to see this up close like I wish I had.

More from SHOT 2013

More from SHOT 2013

Turnbull TAR-10
Turnbull TAR-10 auctioned off for $136,024 at SHOT 2013


Suppressed rifle at the AAC booth
Suppressed rifle at the AAC booth

DRD Tactical Paratus 16
DRD Tactical Paratus 16

Chiappa Triple Barreled Shotgun
Chiappa  Triple Threat Shotgun

Old Man Lefty at the SUREFIRE booth
Old Man Lefty at the SUREFIRE booth

The McMillan ALIAS
The McMillan ALIAS (STAR)

Scoping out the show
Scoping out the show

Ares Defense Belt Fed AR-15
Ares Defense Belt Fed AR-15


Full assembled DRD Paratus 16
Full assembled DRD Paratus 16

Remington Defense XM2010
Remington Defense XM2010






  • Quick Change Barrel
  • Forward Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Safety & Mag Release
  • In-Line Detachable Magazine
    • 8 Round Mag w/Gun
    • 20 & 30 Round Drums Available for Purchase
  • Last Round Bolt Hold Open
  • 3-Point Operational Trigger Finger Position
    • (Includes Trigger Operation, Mag Drop & Bolt Release)
  • Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Infinitie Gas Block Adjustment
  • Multi-Caliber Receiver

You can read more over at Haus of Guns




Dynamic Features Include Rail System, Handguard & Pistol Grip


(LAS VEGAS) – From the FIME Group LLC comes the SGL12-09 AK style shotgun available for the first time in the US Market. This genuine Russian 12-gauge, semi-automatic shotgun is made in the legendary Izhmash Factory in Russia. Additional parts, manufactured in the US, are attached for ultimate optimization.

The shotgun is imported from Russia and remanufactured by FIME Group LLC to incorporate what collectors and shooters anticipate from an authentic Russian AK style shotgun. Each comes with a 12-gauge smoothbore barrel. This semi-automatic shotgun will shoot both 2 3/4“ and 3” magnum.

The SGL12-09 features a SAW-type Russian pistol grip for a larger, more comfortable ergonomic grip. The polymer RPK-style, high-quality handguard, which is made in the US, sports a rib design that allows for a better grip and quicker cool-down. The Picatinny Quad Rail System – designed for military and law enforcement — is also made in the US. It has CNC machine precision technology and is made from aircraft-grade aluminum. The rail system allows for accessory attachment including flashlights, foregrips and sights.

Production is currently underway on the SGL12-09 with a significant amount ready for purchasing & shipping. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price on this shotgun is $899.00. FIME Group’s complete product line can be found online at


SGL12-09 | MSRP: $899

Interview with a beginner female trap shooter

Interview with a beginner female trap shooter

Tonight I had the opportunity to sit down and interview a 15 year old young lady who just started in a trap shooting league.


A friend of mine has a daughter who started shooting trap (click here for more about trap) about 3 months ago and I thought it would be interesting to hear from not only a younger shooter’s stand point but also a girl.

What kind of shotgun do you shoot?
Remington 1100 12 Gauge semi-auto

What kind of shooting do you do?
Olympic trap because I haven’t had the chance to see or try skeet.

Why do you shoot and how did you get involved in the sport?
Shooting is a fun way for me to relieve stress. My father took me out after he had been shooting for 6-7 years and one night when his league ended let me shoot. At first I was a little scared but once I got over the first shot I loved it. I had always been interested in trying it.

Do you have any female friends who shoot?
At this time no, but I am talking to a few friends about trying it. They have been to the range and watched me before but they haven’t yet shot.

What do your friends your age think about you shooting?
Some of the girls think that it is weird and very masculine but my close friends think it cool and a little bit scary.
The guy’s just think it is really AWESOME and wish they could do it too.

You father is your coach… what do you think about shooting with him?
I LOVE IT! It is our bonding time. During league just he and I go out for dinner and it is a chance for us to relate and talk.

How do you feel about him coaching you?
He is a very good coach and explains everything really well to me. He thinks through everything I am doing to try and help me improve.

Have you thought about competing?
Right now shooting is really only a hobby but as I get better I would like to try and shoot in some local competitions. I think I might want to try shooting in a national league when I get better.
I am hoping to be better by next league so I can try competing.

What do you think about other shooting? (Rifles, pistols skeet)
I have only shot a .22 before and I didn’t like that there was not recoil. I know it sounds strange but I like feeling it in my shoulder.
I am open to try anything.

Do you ever catch yourself day dreaming about shooting?
Sometimes when I am bored in class I like to think about what I need to do better and try and see it in my head.

How do you feel about your skill level after 3 months?
I know I still have a lot of room to improve. I am always working on different things with my dad to help me get better.

How do you feel (yourself) bird hunting?
My father has always come home talking about it so I would love to try it!

Anything scary happen to you while shooting?
Not really. I don’t like when the winds start to kick up and start moving my barrel because it makes it hard for me to control in the direction I want.

Have you shot any other shotguns before?
I once tried a berretta 12 gauge semi auto and loved it but it was too light for me. I had the chance to try an over-under 20 gauge but I didn’t like the reduced recoil because it didn’t feel right.

What would you say to someone your age who is think about shooting?
You should just do it! Try it once and if you hate it don’t do it again but maybe you will love it like me!
Do you clean your shotguns after?
I help my father when he cleans them.

What other activities do you like to do?
I love to dance. I am right now doing Lyrical and Hip-hop dance classes. I love to shop with my friends and when I get a chance I love to help my dad build my Chevy truck.

Where is the first place you have to check out when you go to a sporting goods store?
GUNS FIRST! After that I like to look at the clothes then the fishing gear.


I would like to bring to your attention a group of very progressive designers who I have quite a bit of respect for. Center Balance Rifle Platform Systems does its work like no one else simply because not many people do what these guys do. With a bit of engineering ingenuity and what I’m sure turns out to be a nightmare of subtle design flaws and revisions, CRBPS manufactures bull pup kits for a growing number of easily accessible rifles. Currently their list of kits covers the AK-47, Draco pistol, SKS, Mosin Nagant, Remington 597, and a Saiga 12 gauge shotgun.

I stumbled upon the CBRPS creations about a year ago, but only recently came to fully respect their efforts as I have been fiddling with making a bull pup kit of my own (paintball hardly counts though). Overhauling a firearm to this extent takes a lot of thought, and even more time and work, and I believe them to do a very good job of it. Although I have yet to handle one of their kits and can’t comment on their work out of any personal experience, I admire their initiative in giving a new life to a few classic rifle systems. I can’t wait to see what they do next, and I hope they continue to inspire some more radical creativity in the firearm accessory and gunsmithing communities.

I’ll leave you with a look at one of their Mosin kits with a few added customizations.

Chiappa 1887 T-Series shotgun






Gauge: 12
Action: Lever Action repeater
Number of rounds 5 + 1
Barrel length: 18,5″
Overall Length: 27 1/2″
Weight: 7,9lbs.

Italian firearm manufacturer Chiappa is producing replicas of the Winchester model 1887 shotgun in a few models. One of which is the T-Series made popular from the second Terminator movie.
The Shotgun come with the pistol grip (designed to have the look of a sawn off stock) and a 18.5” barrel like in the movie.

The shotgun comes in a matte black synthetic furniture (stock and rubber coating pistol grip) (shown in the pictures).

It is unclear at this time as to if they will be releasing the firearm in the original wood finish.  


Manufactured by RCI (Roth Concept Innovations), XRAIL is a magazine extender which can be easily mounted to an impressive variety of manufacturers and models of shotguns. The XRAIL system is essentially four extension magazine tubes which automatically rotate from one tube to the next as they are emptied, extending a typical magazine tube by up to 22+1 rounds. There are currently two sizes in production. The Full Version XRAIL, and the Compact XRAIL, with the Compact holding up to 14+1 rounds.

The prospect of storing more ammunition in a single, relatively compact, loading tube is amazing. For competition shooters, the XRAIL could be a great addition to shave off seconds from timed runs by decreasing the frequency of reloads, but for any other purpose I feel like the weight of the rounds so far towards the front of the firearm would increase the fatigue on the user past the point of being terribly practical. The Full Version XRAIL weighs in at only 2.5 oz. empty, but the addition of four loaded magazine tubes would shift a considerable amount of the firearms weight to the front of the barrel making it just that much more unbalanced or taking that extra second to shoulder. As far as hitting a range goes, I would absolutely love to get my hands on an XRAIL system. When it comes to the practical application for home defense situations, or survival situations I think I will stick with the more standard 5+1 for now.

Oh. And just so you know how much I would love a day at the range with one of these bad boys, here is a little video I found.

Answer: Shotguns

Answer: Shotguns

1.  Shotgun (1)
Name: TASER® X12 Less Lethal Shotgun by Mossberg
Gauge: TASER XREP (Modified 12-gauge Taser shells only.)
Action: Pump.

2. Shotgun (2)
Name: RMB-93
Gauge: 12-gauge
Action: Pump action

3. Shotgun (3)
Name: Saiga 12
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Semi-Auto. Gas-operated, rotating bolt

4. Shotgun (4)
Name: Franchi SPAS-12
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Pump action

5. Shotgun (5)
Name: Armsel Striker (Street Sweeper)
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Similar to that of a revolver (Double action)

6. Shotgun (6)
Name: Atchisson Assault 12 (AA12)
Gauge:12 Gauge
Action: Selective fire, forced gas blowback operated

7. Shotgun (7)
Name: Akdel MKA 1919
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Gas Operated, Semi-Automatic

8. Shotgun (8)
Name: Kel-Tec KSG
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Pump

9.  Shotgun (9)
Name: Techno Arms MAG-7
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action: Pump

10.Shotgun (10)
Name: Safir Arms AT-14
Gauge: .410 Bore
Action: Semi Auto short-stroke gas piston