Here are just some of the questions to ask yourself when considering gear for your shotgun course.
What will be required of me?
What am I training for? Self-defense, Sporting, Hunting, Recreation? (Understand the nature of how you intend to use your weapon and where you intend to use it. Know your operational environment.)
Weighing the pros and cons of your gear. (In no particular order although we put safety first.)
Safety = (Is this product on the market because it is unsafe? Are people using it in an unsafe manner? Is additional training in the proper use of the product recommended, or required to operate it safely?)
Cost / Value = (Expense vs. longevity of use, and number of uses.)
Versatility (Can this one item be used for multiple situations (different operational environments, activities, or on other individuals besides myself?)
Functionality = (Will this product be able to perform the tasks that I need it to?
Reliability = (Is this product going to function when I need it to?)
Durability = (Is this product going to last me for as long as I want it to?)
Availability = (Do they make the product for my equipment, and is it readily available?)
APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED SLINGS
Blackhawk Rifle/Shotgun Single Point Sling Blackhawk Universal Swift Sling
Magpul Mission Select Single Point Sling Galco "BATTL" Sling Mamba 3 Point Universal Sling
APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED CARRIERS
Receiver Mounted Side Saddle Side Saddle mounted on weapon Stripper Shell Caddy
APPROVED and ALLOWED CARRIERS
Ram Shell Caddy Shell Buttcuff
NOT RECOMMENDED but ALLOWED CARRIERS
Forearm Shell Holder Nylon Shell Carrier Shotgun Shell Bandoleer Carrier