The goal of this column is to inform Shooting Illustrated’s readers of top shotguns, shotgun techniques and training for self-defense. But, when I talk about a specific gun, it often alienates one camp from the discussion.
The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.
Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.
When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun?
Looking for a home-defense shotgun that everyone can use? EAA’s Churchill line just added two models that are worth a look.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has chosen Beretta's 1301 Tactical shotgun for its field agents.