Shotguns

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The crimp on a shotgun shell is easy to overlook, but this simple aspect of reloading holds a lot of sway over the ammunition's performance.

Shotgun Shell Crimp Styles and Performance

The crimp on a shotgun shell is almost taken for granted, but it plays important roles in the functioning of the ammunition. From keeping the shot and powder in place to helping control the burn rate, a proper crimp is vital in reloading ammo.

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Adapter Opens Stock Options for 20-Gauge Remington 870

There's little doubt 20-gauge shotguns are gaining popularity as defensive firearms. And with Mesa Tactical's new stock adapter for the Remington 870, the smaller bore guns can now be decked out with a slew of different stocks.

Salvo 12 Suppressor Review.

SilencerCo Salvo 12 Suppressor Review

I heard the thwack-thwack-thwack! as I approached the firing line, and for all the world it sounded like a loud pellet rifle. But when I got to the line I realized the “thwacks” were from 12-gauge shotguns equipped with SilencerCo’s new Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor.

Given their usefulness in close quarters and urban environments, the shotgun is becoming a more popular tactical tool.

Defensive Use of Tactical Shotguns

When it comes to shotguns, there has been a marked turn toward home-defense. Here's a few points about taking up the defensive shotgun for the protection of yourself, home or office.