Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

First Look: Blue Line Pump Shotgun

Blue Line, an importer of several established, though not necessarily well-known brands, has introduced this affordable copy of a base-model Remington 870.

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.

Review: IWI Tavor TS12 Shotgun

IWI’s rotating-magazine TS12 offers an innovative take on increasing shotgun capacity.

4 Great Dynamic Shotgun Drills

Here are four effective drills you can practice to better develop your defensive-shotgun skills.

Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle: Which is Best for Home Defense?

Which firearm type is the best for home defense? Rather than try to decide between handgun, rifle or shotgun, Sheriff Jim Wilson argues the best strategy is making use of all three.

How to Get the Best Accuracy with Shotgun Slugs

While shotgun slugs are devastating at close range, knowing the distance at which they become unpredictable is crucial if you rely on them for defense.

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.

Tip: Basics of a Pump Shotgun

We often take for granted that everyone knows the basics, but sometimes it’s important to get back to them.

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