Barrel Porting

Why Porting a Shotgun Barrel is Effective

One way to mitigate the 12-gauge’s mighty recoil is to port the barrel to relieve pressure before it hits your shoulder.

Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot

Federal’s latest offering of defensive buckshot, Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, ought to make bad actors split.

Which Type of Shotgun Load is Best for Home Defense?

While 00 buckshot will suffice in most instances, there are other rounds that are good for specific purposes.

How to Reduce Recoil with Shotguns

Yes, the 12 gauge does have some kick to it, but there are ways to reduce recoil in order to make the shooting experience more enjoyable.

How to Choose the Right Buckshot Load for Home Defense

Defensive shotgun ammunition goes light years beyond “double-aught buck.” Here's a rundown of how to choose the right buckshot load for your purposes.

New Ammunition for 2020

There’s a lot of new stuff hitting the market right now. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the standouts.

Shotgun Shooting: Why is the Cheekweld Important?

While length-of-pull and overall weight are important in how one handles a shotgun, there’s another critical fit that’s sometimes overlooked.

5 Essential Drills for Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Shotguns can be incredibly effective home-defense tools, provided you know how to use them. Here are five essential drills that'll get you acquainted with your shotgun.

Origin of Species: Winchester's Model 1897 Shotgun

Winchester’s pump-action Model 1897 might be where it all began for the pump-action defensive shotgun.

SAAMI Accepts Two New Cartridges

In fall 2019, SAAMI standardized two new cartridge designs, one centerfire-rifle round and one shortened 12-gauge shotshell.

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