|SOE Gear 12 Gauge Micro Rig|
My first thought was to get a dedicated shotgun rig, like the one above from S.O.E Gear. This is their 12 gauge micro rig. Quite simply, it's a small chest rig that places 24 rounds of shot shells at your fingertips, and also features a utility pouch to store other "essentials" in. Having that much ammo on hand would give a fantastic advantage when it comes to keeping a shotgun fed. It is much better than using a sling to hold shells in place. Those things suck. I speak from experience, as I have two of them. They move around too much and the ammo is never in the same place, so you lose precious seconds swinging that thing around to find fresh rounds. And forget about sectioning it off for buckshot, slugs, or bird shot. Under stress, you'll never keep track of that. The kit above will help with all that, but at $140, it's a little more than I'm willing to shell out right now. Don't get me wrong - I still have it pinned to my wishlist at pinterest.com. Maybe someday, when my tactical dollars aren't being stretched so thin, I will get one. For now, I need a more economical solution.
|TAG MOLLE Shotgun Shell Rack|
|TAG Universal Pistol Mag Pouch (Enhanced)|
I don't plan on getting into a combat situation anytime soon, so I have time to figure out what works for me. As long as I can afford to feed this system and get it working for me, then I'm happy with figuring it all out. Your mileage, of course, may vary.