Magpul Dynamics Art of the Dynamic Shotgun Review

Travis Haley and Chris Costa

INTRODUCTION

Magpul Dynamics has become the industry leader for firearm instructional videos.  Travis Haley (CEO) and Chris Costa (President) have become celebrities due to their widely popular “Art of…” video series.  Magpul Dynamics’ approach to firearm instruction is as innovative as their sister company’s Magpul Industry’s products.  The harmony of both companies’ innovation and quality have made them a leader in the firearm industry–and in turn, Magpul Dynamics’ videos can almost always be found in any serious shooter’s video collection.

Magpul Dynamics’ ”Art of…”  video series started out with “Art of the Tactical Carbine,” following that up with “Art of the Tactical Carbine II” for a more advanced approach to carbine manipulation techniques and tactics.  Shortly after, Magpul Dynamics produced “Art of the Dynamic Handgun,” which was consistent with all the aspects that made the previous videos, for a lack of a better term, completely awesome.

Well, everyone anticipated that Travis and Chris would produce another film for another common weapon system, the shotgun; and they did.  We’ve watched (and watched, and watched) their latest video, “Art of the Dynamic Shotgun,” and Travis Haley and Chris Costa have done it again—covering the shotgun from a multitude of angles, teaching a variety of innovative techniques, with a top notch production team and a wide range of shooters.

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XRAIL Shotgun Systems: just keep shooting…


X-Rail for shotguns

Many of us own shotguns, and I always believed that my Remington 700′s ammo capacity was sufficient, until now.  The XRAIL system by RCI will at least double that capacity with its compact version and the full version will triple it.  The XRAIL system is an add-on for shotguns–specifically for Remingtons, Benellis, and FNHs.  RCI plans to add more models to its computability list in the future; I would have to assume that Mossberg shotguns have to next considering how many Mossberg 500 and 590s there are out there.

Most compact models will add 14 more shells to your shotty, and the full version will add a whopping 21.  That ‘s a serious amount of spray going down range.  The system installs extremely easy and is a virtually toolless install.  Loading the XRAIL is also easy–You just fill in your magazine tube until full, rotate the XRAIL, then fill in the tube more, and repeat until all tubes are filled.   When firing, the tubes will automatically rotate to the next sequential tube as the previous tube is empty.

I would have to say, that the XRAIL would be a great addition to a Benelli for bird hunters, or even for 3 gun competitions.  However, the best application I could imagine for it (albeit highly unlikely) would have to be zombies.  The kits start at $699 for the compact version (14 rounds) to $999 for the full version (21 rounds).  Pretty expensive, but the next best thing to having 21 shells for rapid firing would be the AA12 (yes or a Saiga 12, but they’ve been known to have problems), and I don’t see those coming to the civillian market anytime soon, and when they do, I highly doubt they’re going to be under $1,000.

XRAIL Systems currently available:

1. Remington System:  Works on Remington 870, 1187, 1100 12ga shotguns
* Full Version (22 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 26” *
* Compact Version (14 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 22” *

2. Benelli System:  Works on Benelli SBE, SBE2, M1, M2, M2 tactical 12ga shotguns
* Full Version (21 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 24” *
* Compact Version (13 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 20” *

3. FNH System: Works on FNH SLP shotgun
* Full Version (22 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 26” *
* Compact Version (14 + 1 rounds) recommended barrel length is 22” *
* Includes RCI Replacement Magazine Tube

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