However, he says the problem with this choice is that the .410 doesn’t pattern great and it isn’t an easy gun to hit targets with. Instead, he recommends looking for a youth model 20-gauge and using light loads which will translate to more success, more fun, and the lighter loads won’t beat up the shooter with recoil. Ryan tells Jim and Trav that he has spent some time recently shooting Aguila 1-3/4” 12-gauge minishells. He’ll talk about their lower recoil, effectiveness and the ability to load more shells into your mag tube, depending on the gun you’re using. Finally, if you don’t have the time to get to the range as much as you’d like, or you don’t have the cash to burn a bunch of lead, Ryan will hand out tips for practicing at home to improve your shooting skills.