Downsized shotguns

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.”

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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