Remington 11-87 Police Shotgun gets attention on the range
Albuquerque, New Mexico - The National Police Shooting Championships usually earns a spot in the highlights every year. 2013 is no exception.
Way out west under the Albuquerque sun we were there to see Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz returned to successfully defend his title, Stephanie Diaz won her 5th overall Women's Championship, and Jose Ortiz walked away with his first Shotgun Crown.
Unfortunately, last year's High Sheriff winner (Chase Blohm) was unable to attend. But as luck would have it, a fellow officer from Shelby County in Memphis, Tennessee was there to take the title. Also absent was Blohm's shotgun — a Remington 11-87. My #4 story for 2013.
Every year we grab one of the National Police Shooting Championships winners for a look at their guns, and apparently everyone out there really like the Remington. Why? Probably because everyone loves to hear that "click-click" of a shotgun being loaded. And because it's one of those guns that most believe they can be successful with with little to no practice.
"It's the most powerful but the least trained on gun," said Mark Fricke, owner and operator of American Firearms Training and Tactics (AFTT) in Prescott Valley, AZ. "You'd be amazed what you can accomplish with a little practice."
But the Remington 11-87 is just one of several guns that Blohm gave us a peak at. There was also his Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, his
.357 Smith & Wesson Snubnose revolver, and the
Smith & Wesson Model PPC 9 semi-auto. But those, alas, were published in 2012.
Just as well. After all, our look at the High Sheriff's Remington 11-87 Shotgun blew them all away as my #4 story for 2013.
For more on NRA's National Police Shooting Championships, visit their website at npsc.nra.org