Tips & Techniques for Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Is the load in your defensive shotgun the best choice? Here’s how to find out.

Muzzle-Energy Math: Comparing Shotgun Gauges for Home Defense

We were told there would be no math involved, but here it is.

Home-Defense Buckshot: Choosing Size, Material & Velocity

Not all buckshot is created equal. Knowing the technical differences is critical when choosing the right load for home defense.

The Mighty 20 Gauge

Don't discount the 20-gauge shotgun for home defense.

Buckshot Basics

How much do you know about buckshot?


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