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.
Buckshot is the shotgun load people fear most. But is it appropriate for interior home defense work?
Remington Arms Company, LLC, recently announced contracts with two West Virginia Law Enforcement agencies, with both contracts for Remington’s workhorse shotgun, the Model 870.
Unable to push a gun ban through the current Congress, the anti-gun Obama administration is seeking to ban many guns through executive fiat.
A report just released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), “Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns,” has proposed that, “military shotguns, or shotguns with common military features that are unsuitable for traditional shotgun sports” be prohibited from importation. This ban would apply to all shotguns—not just semi-automatics. As a...
The tactical shotgun has plenty of fight left in it - and plenty of versatility, for law enforcement, military and home defense/civilian use.
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There is another variable in shotgun selection: type of action. For defensive use, we choose between semi-automatic and manually-operated shotguns (called pump shotguns). Here's a look at both.
While the handgun is an easy firearm with which to learn shooting skills, it is not the most powerful defensive weapon one may choose. The home defense shotgun lays claim to that title.