Shotgun Ammo

Hornady Superformance & Heavy Mag

Shotgun Ammo Rundown 2013

Check out these great new loads for scatterguns and slugsters - five ammo choices sure to accomplish any task asked of your shotgun.

According to the author, there are important differences between steel and lead shotshell components. Always use the proper components.

True or Not? Shotshell Reloading Myths Dispelled

Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are "good" or "bad" depends on what you were trying to do. In "ABCs of Reloading," author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can't blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few "false notions and home truths" about shotguns and...

Gun Digest Book of Green Shooting: Non-Toxic Ammunition for Shotguns, Rifles & Handguns

Reloading Shotgun Shells: With Non-Toxics, Stick to the Load Data

If you are already familiar with the basics of reloading, you probably know that non-toxic loads are a little different in composition – in the load data or recipe – and that you can never simply substitute ingredients. Find out what's available in non-toxic shotshell loads, how they perform, keys to successful reloading for...

The Stoeger Double Defense 20-Gauge.

Modern Double Barrels for Home Defense

The selection of double barrel shotguns for tactical use is somewhat limited. However, the simple and reliable break-action of a side-by-side shotgun is still a top contender for home defense.

Hands On! Extreme Shock Makes a Hole!

The CTJ is a reduced-recoil, controlled-penetration tactical shotgun round that offers reduced ricochet hazard and is perfect for interior applications like home defense or tactical entry. And pardon the language, but damn does it make a hole.

Hands On! Managed-Recoil Buckshot Still Hits Hard

My father always used to say, Buckshot makes a mess. I've adopted that philosophy when it comes to self-defense with a shotgun. When it comes to stopping the threat, and I mean right now, I'll happily make a mess. Bad guys deserve it.