Shotguns in .410-bore

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?

After-Action Report: The Thunderstick Summit

A historic gathering of some of the top defensive-shotgun instructors created a unique training opportunity.

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.

Mossberg SA-410 Shotgun Safety Recall

Owners of the SA-410 are urged to contact Mossberg about their shotguns.

I'll Take The Shotgun

When it comes to home defense, it's hard to beat the power and flexibility of the 12 gauge shotgun.

New Shotguns for 2022

The shotgun brings a lot to the table when it comes to home defense or personal protection. Here's some of the best new scatterguns for 2022.

Seven Inexpensive Home Defense Shotguns

Protecting your home doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

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.”

First Look: Mossberg 590S Shotguns

Mossberg recently launched four new shotguns in the 590S series, including new models of the pump action Shockwave. 

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