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.
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.
When it comes to personal defense, which is better: a pump or semi-auto shotgun?
Shooting a shotgun requires a solid stance, but different endeavors require different positions. Which is best?
Shotguns are heavy, and carrying one for any length of time is going to make you think about slings.
While 00 buckshot will suffice in most instances, there are other rounds that are good for specific purposes.