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Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

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? 

Review: EAA Churchill 220 and 620 Optics Tactical Shotguns

Looking for a home-defense shotgun that everyone can use? EAA’s Churchill line just added two models that are worth a look.

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.

First Look: Blue Line Pump Shotgun

Blue Line, an importer of several established, though not necessarily well-known brands, has introduced this affordable copy of a base-model Remington 870.

Are Lever-Actions a Good Choice for Home Defense?

While lever-action shotguns are pretty rare, they are nonetheless worth investigating as a home-defense tool.

5 Great Types of Shotgun for Personal Defense

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

First Look: Savage Arms Renegauge Competition Shotgun

Savage Arms' new Renegauge Competition shotgun builds on the American-made 12 gauge’s success and adds some new elements specifically designed to give the platform a competitive edge.

Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot

Federal’s latest offering of defensive buckshot, Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, ought to make bad actors split.

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