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?
Sturm, Ruger & Co. is coming out with a left-handed version of the company's 10/22 Competition rifle.
When he made the point, my buddy was speaking from a position of strength. Chuck Karwan—West Point graduate, champion heavyweight wrestler, combat platoon leader, Green Beret, outdoorsman, gunwriter—was a bear of a guy. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms of all sorts. Karwan was particularly fond of digging into the development of handguns; sights, systems, breeching, etc.; from Paterson to present.
I’m a believer in the old expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Browning apparently believes in it, too, because its newest downsized Black Label 1911 makes a fantastic first impression.
In your extreme-close-quarters-encounter class, you were cautioned that contact shots could cause a handgun to malfunction, and possibly not fire at all, leading to an even graver situation.
Looking for a home-defense shotgun that everyone can use? EAA’s Churchill line just added two models that are worth a look.