Remington 887 Nitro Mag Tactical Gun Review

Remington 887 Gun Review

remington 887 gun review - aegis academy -Remington has taken the venerable and reliable shotgun and pulled it into the 21st century. For the most part pump action shotguns have changed little since John Browning’s model 1893, and most innovation (after double action bars) was a plethora of accessories you could add on to your favorite gun to make it as tactical, or look like bush. There was no reason to re-invent the wheel, so Remington refined it instead. I first picked one up when I borrowed Howard Hall’s to attend a weeklong shotgun course. Lucky me, Howard had obtained his recently and despite his intimate knowledge how a fellow Marine can break things, offered me the chance to “break it in”. Challenge accepted sir. I did in fact bring it home in one piece.

Lets face it. The Nitro Mag looks cool, and looking cool is half the battle. Its space … Read more »

Which Shotgun to buy

aegis academy, which shotgun, shooting, shotgun shooting, firearms trainingYou now have decided to dive into the opinion filled world of which kind of shotgun to buy. Like all firearms purchases, you need to be able to make an informed decision that suits your needs. Just like pistols and carbines, the three important factors are FIT, FUNCTION, and FINANCE. Once you have answered these questions, other factors such as accessories and looks can be left to your personal preferences. As shotguns can be used for home defense and sport shooting and hunting, there is long list of variations to suit each need. For this articles purpose I will stick to which shotguns you should buy for home defense.


There are up to two main points when it comes to fitting a shotgun. The first is the distance to the trigger from the butt stock. This distance is important, as you must be able to place the … Read more »

History of the Shotgun

History of the shotgun - Aegis Academy - Chris White - Shotgun TrainingThe history of the shotgun is a trip through time. The shotgun has been called many different names and has had a variety of uses, both in military and civilian hands. Arguably, it is the most versatile weapon invented in the modern age of warfare. The weapon has had many names over the last few centuries, such as Blunderbuss, Fowling Piece, Scattergun, Trench-gun and in modern time, the Shotgun. Let’s take a look at the history of the shotgun, how it progressed from the 1600’s to today and how it became the weapon/tool we see utilized around the world.

Similar to many things that shoot hot lead, the Germans were the first culture to use a ‘shotgun.’ In the 1600s they designed a weapon called a ‘blunderbuss’ a short musket loaded from the muzzle and fired from the shoulder. This same type of weapon became a ‘fowling piece’ in the … Read more »

Buying a gun can be confusing

Tips on purchasing a handgun…

buying a gun-aegis academy-pistol shootingMost of you have purchased a car at some point in your lives. My guess is that you did not walk in to the car dealership and tell the salesman “I have $20,000 and I need a car”… Unfortunately, we see it all the time with people buying a pistol. “I have $700.00 and I need to buy a gun.” This is not the most effective way to approach it!

There are a number of things you should evaluate when you purchase a pistol.  Buying a gun that your friend likes is irrelevant, despite his exemplary service in the 382nd underwater, airborne, black ninja, secret squirrel tough guy division.  Everyone has unique body types and unique requirements for their firearms!

Some of our clients show up for a pistol course with their brand new gun only to find out there was a better choice for … Read more »