Why, I do believe I’ve found my shotgun for if I get back in to 3-Gun competition. Meet the Winchester SX3 Flanigun, the production version of the SX3 shotgun used by exhibition shooter Patrick Flanigan to break 11 hand thrown clay birds before they hit the ground.
It’s even red. Winchester makes a shotgun that matches my signature red Comp-Tac holsters, and that’s just too awesome for words. Plus, extended capacity competition magazine tubes are available for the gun, which bring the capacity up to 11+1. While I believe I’m only allowed 8+1 in 3-Gun, it’s nice to know that I can build a 3-Gun ready shotgun for the cost of the gun and a magazine extension. After that all I need is shell carriers, and I know where I can get some of those.
The Winchester SX3 Flanigun has an MSRP of $1400, but can be found for around $1000 in stores or online. I’m not really a “shotgun” guy, but come one – a fire engine red shotgun that’s also basically good to go for 3-Gun? It’s love at first sight.