There were several articles about special rigs for Load-2 and Load-4 loading:

Awen Innovations Load-4 Belt
Load-4 (Load-Quad) Belts for 3-Gun and Practical Shooting (IPSC, USPSA), Part 1
EZLOAD Quad-Load Belt for IPSC (Practical Shooting) and 3-Gun – Review

And now I am happy to review one more rig for Load-2 and Load-4, this time from Magload. This company has a lot of interesting and high-quality products.

For more than 3 months, I have tested this rig during cold and rainy weather conditions and it has worked great! I have tested it for both strong and weak hand loading. It holds shotshells reliably, but you can easily grab them too. There are also interesting add-ons available, such as double magnet GRIP tops and spring spacers which are used for adding more spring tension. The rig still works perfectly fine without these add-ons, but it is good to know that you can make a custom order for additional features if you want them.

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As you know, there were several articles about special belts for Load-2 and Load-4 loading:

Load-4 (Load-Quad) Belts for 3-Gun and Practical Shooting (IPSC, USPSA), Part 1
EZLOAD Quad-Load Belt for IPSC (Practical Shooting) and 3-Gun – Review

And now I am pleased to tell you about new belt from Awen Innovations. This company is new and if you need any information feel free to contact David on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.daviteaguiar

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When you are using a shotgun in IPSC or 3-Gun competitions, you’ll only have a matter of seconds to grab more shotshells and load them into the magazine of your shotgun. I even remember old times when we were using caddies to do that. Fast time for loading 8 rounds and making first shot was about 6.5 seconds. Now good time is less than 3 seconds.

Now you may have an old rig but these typically hold shotshells in plastic holders and have to be adjusted to different length shotshells. Fortunately, IPSC shotgun is developing fast and we see new and new products each year. This review is about new EZLOAD NXTGEN Rig.

You can also read previous review from my friend:
EZLOAD Quad-Load Belt for IPSC (Practical Shooting) and 3-Gun – Review

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The Brownells 12-Gauge 3-Gun Remington Choke Tube Set is designed specifically for all 12-gauge Remington pump-action and semi-auto shotguns. This particular choke tube set is suitable for 3-Gun competitions because it gives users the ability to choose which choke tube they want for a given stage. The choke tubes included in this set are a modified choke tube, an improved cylinder choke tube, and a full choke tube.

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This is the first article about load-4 belts for Practical Shooting (IPSC, 3-Gun, USPSA). It is going to be interesting for competitive shooters.

I asked owners or people close to the companies to tell about their products. Let’s start with 3 popular belts: King Competition Products, EZload and Z-Gun. I have sent requests to Invictus and Safariland, waiting for their answers.

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Readers of the blog know that I like to often participate in dynamic/practical shotgun shooting competitions (they have different names such as the International Practical Shooting Confederation, United States Practical Shooting Association, 3-Gun Nation, International Defense Pistol Association, etc).

Such competitions are the best way to check your skills under stress. You need to move fast from one shooting position to another, load your shotgun quickly and shoot from various positions at different targets at a variety of distances with all types of common shotgun ammunition: birdshot, buckshot, and slugs.

The most popular dynamic shooting sport in the USA is 3-Gun Nation. That is why I often receive questions about semi-auto shotguns because they are mostly used in 3-Gun.

What is 3-Gun competition?

There are many types of shooting competitions out there for gun enthusiasts to take part in. But one particular competition that is getting a lot of attention is the 3-gun competition. This is where competitors have to use 3 different types of firearms such as a rifle, shotgun, and pistol. The average shooter is usually pretty good with one particular firearm but not so good with the others. This makes 3-gun a real challenge because it tests their skills with all three firearms and it requires different skill sets in order to win the competition.

Why Benelli M2?

Most of the shooters in this sport use Benelli M2 or Beretta 1301 Competition shotguns. Beretta 1301 comes with an oversized safety, bolt handle and bolt release button from the factory. The Benelli M2 shotgun can be enhanced with aftermarket parts.

My friends who use semi-auto shotguns are fans of the Benelli M2. That is why this post will be about the Benelli M2 shotgun upgrades, accessories, and modifications for 3-Gun and practical shooting.

Special thanks to my friends: Igor, Oleg, Maxim, Oleg and Patrick for help :)

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Swinging platform is another piece of equipment which is used in Practical Shooting. Swinging platform is not stable and the main challenge is to be able to stand still and shoot accurately while recoile makes platform unstable. Very good equipment to train the proper shooting stance.

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Practical shooting is very interesting. It enables shooters to test their skills and firearms. When you shoot under stress, you do mistakes, you see what malfunctions can happen. This is priceless experience.

There are many static and moving targets in Practical Shooting (USPSA and IPSC). Swingers are very popular moving target:

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