Whether you are a seasoned vet, law enforcement or new to firearms, shotguns are a worthy companion. It is hard to beat a shotgun for home defense, but shotguns are multi-purpose guns well suited to target shooting, and hunting both big and small game. Here are our top 8 most read posts about shotguns and accessories from last year. If you are in the market, Cheaper Than Dirt! has awesome deals such as this one on the H&R Pardner Pump Protector.
Here are our top 8 most-read posts about shotguns.
|SilencerCo Hopes Shotgun Suppressor Salvo 12 is a Hit
In this news piece about the Salvo 12—a 12 gauge silencer—the author describes the specifications and features of the first commercially viable shotgun suppressor. Following a brief introduction to SilencerCo’s shotgun suppressor is a 1:48 minute video demonstrating how quiet the Salvo 12 is while shooting sporting clays.
|Mossberg’s 930 Tactical 12-Gauge Shotgun
The Mossberg Model 500 is the company’s most popular shotgun. However, many of the trusted manufacturer’s other shotguns are just as reliable. Author Bob Campbell reviews the autoloading Mossberg 930 shotgun describing its features, finding it a joy to shoot.
|Slug Up! Shotgun Ammo Choices for Defense
Many choose the shotgun as the ultimate home defense firearm, but that shotgun is not the ultimate without the correct defensive rounds loaded in it. What is the best choice in shotgun ammo? In “Slug Up! Shotgun Ammo Choices for Defense,” Cheaper Than Dirt!’s resident shotgun expert discusses the best choices in shotgun slugs for home defense.
|Using Shotgun and Shotgun Loads
If you are considering a shotgun or are brand new to owning a shotgun, then “Using Shotguns and Shotgun Loads” is a must-read article. From ammo recommendations to training drills, this article gives you a good place to start learning how to become an expert at shooting a shotgun.
|What Makes a Turkey Shotgun?
A Mossberg 500 for turkey hunting? You bet! You don’t need an expensive turkey shotgun to bag a gobbler. Shot placement, choke tubes and shotgun loads are more important than the gun. With slight modifications, the best turkey gun is the one you already own! Read, “What Makes a Turkey Shotgun?” to learn how.
|Shotgun Ammo Guide
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of types of shotgun shells—all serve a different purpose. How do you choose? The “Shotgun Ammo Guide” teaches you when to use birdshot and when to use slugs—including everything in between. By the end of the article, you should know which situation calls for the best shotgun ammo.
|A Beginner’s Guide to Shotguns
Just as the name implies, “A Beginner’s Guide to Shotguns” is a tutorial on the very basics of shotguns. Included in the article is a discussion on shotgun gauges and shotgun types. The author lists the pros, cons, functions, and features of pump-action, semiautomatic, single-shot, over/under, side-by-side and bolt-action shotguns.
|Like a Hot Knife Through Butter: Rock Island M5 Smooth As Silk Pump-Action Shotgun
For an incredibly affordable shotgun, Rock Island Armory/Armscor has a winner in the pump-action M5. As a clone of the “world’s fastest firing pump-action” shotgun, the 12 gauge M5 has a silky smooth action, extended heat shield and speed feed-style stock. But the features don’t end there. Read, “Like a Hot Knife Through Butter: Rock Island M5 Smooth As Silk Pump-Action Shotgun” to find out more on this surprisingly value-priced, feature-laden shotgun.
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Growing up in Pennsylvanias game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Daves writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersens Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersens Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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