Kel-Tec KSG

Shooting the most talked-about gun at SHOT 2011.

Remington 870 Shotgun Versus M4 Carbine

Can a 60-year-old scattergun deliver as much energy to a target as today's trendy carbine?

Buckshot Basics

How much do you know about buckshot?

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.

The Mighty 20 Gauge

Don't discount the 20-gauge shotgun for home defense.

Maximum Effective Range for a Home-Defense Shotgun

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

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.

Does Barrel Length Matter for a Home-Defense Shotgun?

With the introduction of shorter non-NFA shotguns to the market, such as the Mossberg Shockwave, barrel length is a variable to consider for home defense. We answer the question here.

Choosing Buckshot Loads for Home Defense

Home-defense shotguns have a wide variety of ammo to choose from, and buckshot loads are some of the most popular. Which buckshot load is right for you?

Page 1 of 4


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.