The number of debates surrounding which firearm is best for home defense is likely only bested the great 9mm v. .45 ACP argument. At the end of the day, it boils down to your personal means, preferences, and situation. Personally, I do not believe in limiting myself. Why choose between a handgun, shotgun, or AR, when I can have them all?
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For practical use, there are several types of shotgun sights. In iron sights, these include the bead, aperture or ghost ring sight, and rifle sight.
For most of my life, I have used shotguns just as issued and straight from the factory. I have been reluctant to change the stock profile significantly.
The argument between which firearm is best for home defense is almost as old as the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate. However, we are still debating it because neither camp has conceded. The primary argument against the shotgun is a longer length leading to less maneuverability. On the other hand, the pistol offers better maneuverability, but lacks the stopping power of a shotgun and you may be giving up some accuracy according to the critics.
In this video, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Clint Smith, president and director of the Thunder Ranch training center, talks about why the comparative length of a handgun—when used properly—is insignificant to that of a shotgun and that length alone should not be a deterrent when choosing a firearm for home defense.
Did the video change your opinion or strategy for protecting your home? Which do you depend on—shotgun, handgun, or both? What caliber, or gauge? Share your answers in the comment section.
Sporting clays is quite possibly the ultimate shotgun sport, but also a discipline that a complete beginner can participate in and enjoy as much as the seasoned veteran.
Most folks using slugs in the shotgun do so because centerfire rifles are not allowed in a certain region or hunting area. Others do so because they understand how hard a shotgun hits at close range and find the slug a great deer and boar stopper.
The shotgun is aimed primarily by a good natural point. A shotgun with the original-style stock and a bead front sight can be a deadly performer on game, predators, and our protein-fed ex-con criminal class. But many of us fit modern combat-style stocks to the shotgun and expect more performance.
Let’s just keep this simple and say, buy a Browning and get some cash back! Okay, okay, there are a few details and disclaimers from Browning, but the main idea is that you can get new shotgun, rifle, or pistol you have been pining over or saving up for and get between $50 and $100 back from Browning for a limited time.
Some firearms might not be the best choice for the job at hand, but are always up to putting a smile on your face.
With the AR-15 crowned as the new reigning champ of semiautomatic rifles, there’s no doubt that the 5.56×45 is here
Some say that the 12-gauge shotgun is the most versatile firearm ever made, something I happen to agree with.
Why should you buy shotgun today, you ask? Well, I am gonna tell ya.
I don’t know about you, but the mere thought of enjoying blue skies on a crisp November day, orange targets
If you’re discussing 12-gauge shotguns of the pump-action variety, there is an excellent chance that you’re talking about
From Wednesday, September 9, 2015, until Thursday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. Central time, purchase a DP-12 double-barreled semiautomatic shotgun and receive a free case of shotshells!
GunBroker.com recently released its list of top selling guns for June 2015. The buy/sell website stated that the
Standard Manufacturing’s double-barreled pump-action shotgun, the DP-12 won a Top 10 Firearms Industry Award from the Blue Book of Gun Values