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The 7 Commandments of the Home-Defense Shotgun

Our Shotguns Editor shares what he considers to be his Seven Commandments of running a...

5 Myths About the Home-Defense Shotgun

Many gun owners believe these five shotgun myths. Our Shotguns editor separates fact from fiction...

Surviving Animal Attacks: Get a Shotgun

What’s the best method of deterring four-legged interlopers? Well, as I'm the Shotguns editor for...

10 Tips & Tricks to Enhance Your Home-Defense Shotgun

Who doesn’t love life hacks? these 10 little shotgun tips and tricks will make your...

Tips for Buying a Used Shotgun

Given the robust nature of the design, pump-action shotguns are long-lived, so acquiring a used...

Safe Shotgun Storage: Common, Custom & Commercial Options

There are plenty of ways to make sure your shotgun is safely stowed, yet close...

NFA Rules on Shotguns: Everything You Need to Know

Recent introductions, like the Mossberg Shockwave, have brought up interesting wrinkles in the laws surrounding...

Shotgun Readiness: 6 Conditions to Consider

Which readiness position should you keep your home-defense shotgun in? It depends on a few...

Fixing the 'Click!': Common Shotgun Malfunctions & Solutions

Even the mighty shotgun can occasionally be problematic. Here are three common maladies and suggestions...

Choosing Shotgun Chokes for Home Defense

When it comes to choosing shotgun chokes for your home-defense shotgun, understand your situation and...

Stealth & The Home-Defense Shotgun

Something rarely discussed in a home-defense plan is the need to be quiet.

The Golden Age of Tactical Shotguns

We may just be seeing the perfect storm for the evolution of the defensive scattergun.

Review: Remington Tac-13

If you’re a road warrior searching for Twinkies, nothing will help you terminate the living...

The Maximum Practical Range of Slugs & Buckshot

Think you know how far your shotgun’s reach is? You might be surprised.

6 Shotgun Muzzle Devices & Their Uses

Curious what devices shotguns can have attached to the muzzle? We run through six of...

Muzzle-Energy Math: Comparing Shotgun Gauges for Home Defense

We were told there would be no math involved, but here it is.

Home-Defense Buckshot: Choosing Size, Material & Velocity

Not all buckshot is created equal. Knowing the technical differences is critical when choosing the...

Range Review: SRM Arms 1228 Shotgun

Representing a unique innovation in the tactical-shotgun market, the SRM Arm 1228 is designed to...

Double-Barrel Shotguns: Tips for Home-Defense Use

Having only two shots at the ready means you really need to practice and make...

Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

Simply keeping a home-defense shotgun under your bed isn’t a plan. You must know how...
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