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It's the Math, Stupid

Find out why buckshot and birdshot are better than handgun, or even .223 Rem. loads for home defense.

Buckshot vs. Birdshot

Density kills, and these tests should help settle an ancient argument.

Buckshot vs. Birdshot for Home Defense

What are the benefits of using birdshot vs buckshot for home defense? We tested the two in a head-to-head battle.

First Look: American Tactical Shotgun Ammo

American Tactical Imports, known for its line of affordable shotguns, introduced its new shotgun ammo line to pair up with the company's guns.

First Look: TacStar Slimline Sidesaddle for Mossberg 930

Keep spare rounds on board your semi-auto Mossberg 930 shotgun with this all-new Slimline Sidesaddle shell carrier from TacStar.

Review: Aguila Minishells

Tired of dealing with punishing recoil from your go-to 12-gauge shotgun? This line of Aguila Minishells provides a number of hunting and personal-defense loads that soften the blow while still providing stopping power.

Why You Shouldn't Mix Shotgun Ammo

To mix or not to mix, that is the question. Fortunately, we have an answer.

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.

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