if it was an manual shotgun, you pull back the slide which is directly connected to the ejection port. keep doing this until all shells are completley ejected, some shotguns have plugs to prevent extra shells from going in, then dry fire the weapon, keep the slide closed and put the shells into the bottom of the weapon with the primer facing toward you. the primer is the charge that sets off all the gunpowder in the round. but im no expert in ammunition, jst firearms. besides im only an assistant from sams firearms. charge the weapon turn off the saftey and fire, the round will fire if there is nothing defective in the weapon or the shell. in an automatic shotgun you do the same as the manual except you do not need pull back the slide every time unless you have fired all the rounds including the one in the chamber, then you put in your live rounds and pull the slide then release, hope this was helpful!
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· 1 decade ago