00 Buck

Which 00 Buck is Best?

Even in the narrow confines of 00 buckshot, there's still quite a bit of variation from which to choose.

How to Reload Shotshells

Reloading shotshells is a somewhat similar process to reloading other ammunition, but the differences are significant.

What is the Best Defensive-Shotgun Sight?

Ask for opinions on the best sights for a shotgun and you’ll get answers ranging from “laser beam” to “slick barrel.” Generally, the sights, or lack thereof, preferred by a shotgunner depend on two things: the shooter’s style and the anticipated scenario.

The King of Tactical Shotguns Benelli’s M3 Super 90

The goal of this column is to inform Shooting Illustrated’s readers of top shotguns, shotgun techniques and training for self-defense. But, when I talk about a specific gun, it often alienates one camp from the discussion.

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.

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

Pump vs. Semi: Which Shotgun is Better for Personal Defense?

When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun? 

Are Hunting Shotguns Good For Home Defense?

If all you have for home defense is a hunting-oriented scattergun, there are modifications you can easily make to improve its defensive capabilities.

What’s The Best Stance for Shooting With Shotguns?

Shooting a shotgun requires a solid stance, but different endeavors require different positions. Which is best?

5 Great Types of Shotgun for Personal Defense

While shotguns are designed to be versatile, sometimes specialized models are needed to fill specific roles.

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