Tips and Tricks for Using A Shotgun Scabbard

Posted: June 26, 2012 in Tactics
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A shotgun scabbard (shoulder mounted) is used for carrying and securing a shotgun with a barrel length of usually between 18 and 20 inches although some will accomodate both shorter and longer barrels.  I recommend that your shotgun scabbard have the following.

  • Removable shoulder strap that uses quick release buckles
  • Webbing on both sides to attach molle gear such as saw pouches to hold additional shells.  (I keep two saw pouches attached to mine).
  • Padding around the entire scabbard for shotgun protection.
  • Grommets for drainage.
  • Expandable lower portion to accomodate various barrel lengths.
  • Adjustable zippered opening for pistol grip configurations.
  • IMPORTANT – My shotgun scabbards will fit all of my tactical shotguns which have Surefire G2 lights attached; however the shotguns with sharp breacher barrels will tear the inside of the scabbards lining and will be difficult to insert and remove unless you put a small sock or some other fabric covering over the breacher barrel first; then put the shotgun into the scabbard.  When you remove the shotgun from the scabbard make sure you remove the sock or other fabric covering before using the shotgun.


  1. SaneSamantha says:

    Thank you for the very kind words regarding my writing, and for giving my post a ‘like.’ You have a truly interesting blog. 🙂

  2. rmactsc says:

    You’re very welcome SaneSamantha and thank you for the kind words as well 🙂

  3. This is an excellent accessory. Didn’t know there were such things for guns. Tend to think of swords when scabbards are mentioned. It might need some adjusting to fit around my Icy Wolfie neck bone so it lays conveniently along my back ready for ease of use – when ripping an attackers throat out (in times of apocalyptic trouble for example) vampire style just doesn’t cut it and a quicker and more convenient approach to despatching the enemy is called for!

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