shotgun sights

The Pros and Cons Of Red Dot Sight On Your Shotgun

Red-dot sights are all the rage. Should you put one on your home-defense shotgun?

A .410 for Home Defense? Is That A Good Idea?

Shotguns in .410-bore have less recoil than their 12- or 20-gauge counterparts, but are they enough for defense?

Using “Push-Pull” For Recoil Control

For those who dread the recoil of a 12-gauge shotgun, there’s a technique that can help.

Stop the Spread: Patterning A Defensive Shotgun

Patterning your defensive shotgun and ammunition is paramount for home defense.

Why A Shotgun Is Best for Home Defense (And All Sorts Of Other Things)

Have you lost that lovin’ feelin’ for your scattergun? Here’s why it should be a go-to choice for home defense.

Shotguns: What’s New In 2022

Although I tend to believe being well trained with any shotgun is better than being untrained with the best one, why not be well trained with a great gun? To that end, here are a few defensive shotguns for all tastes, and all-new for 2022.

Aiming A Shotgun? Is That Really Needed?

Competitive shotgunners and expert wingshooters insist shotguns should be pointed to maximize their effectiveness on moving targets. Indeed, they say aiming a shotgun in the traditional sense of the word is futile. Yet, defensive experts and tactical shotgun shooters insist shotguns should be aimed much like a rifle to avoid missing.

Clean Machine

Ensuring your defensive shotgun is clean and lubed is vital for reliable operation.

Downsized Defense

When advising others on the perfect gun for home defense, it’s become fairly en vogue these days for well-intentioned folks to say: “Just get a 20-gauge. It’s smaller than a 12-gauge, lighter, recoils less and it’s all you need.”

Upgrades for Your Shotgun

Here are practical upgrades to make your home-defense shotgun even more useful.

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