For a retailer in southern Arizona, it isn't handguns or ARs that have gotten the nod for home defense guns. Instead, bullpup shotguns have become the popular choice among the store's defense-minded patrons.
Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.
If you're looking to upgrade your tactical collection or simply want a new gun to protect your family and your property, today’s tactical shotgun options perform as slick as they look. Here are four new ones worthy of rapid deployment should the situation dictate.
Browning made waves a few years back, introducing an updated version of its Citori over-under shotgun. The 725 has proven so popular, in fact, the company has now released a 20-gauge version.
The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.
When Benelli designed the M4 it created a top-notch firearm. When ATI sought to dress up the proven tactical shotgun, they made a great defensive gun even better.
When it comes to firepower, there are few weapon systems that can outdo the AA 12. The fully automatic shotgun can throw a massive amount of lead in a short amount of time.
Zombies have been all the rage in recent years. One California retailer has found a niche in the market by customizing shotguns to defeat the undead.
Whether talking home defense or ultimate survival gun, plenty of arguments can be made for the shotgun as the one type of firearm that will serve those purposes best. It also doesn’t hurt if it boasts a little visual intimidation factor and tactical attitude.