If you do not have a problem using the 12 gauge, by all means, feel free to do so. After all with the proper technique, most folks can handle the 12 gauge. However, no matter how good you are, the 12 gauge shotgun kicks and kicks hard with some loads. The question is not whether the 12 gauge is viable for self-defense, but instead an examination of why the 20 gauge may outperform the 12 gauge is a self-defense scenario.
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In many households across the country, there will be a new hunter ready to go afield this season. Before that happens, your youngster will need his or her own shotgun that has been selected and properly fit to ensure their best chances for success. Here is your how to guide of tips and tops picks.
You may know them as the bird of peace, a frequent visitor to backyard bird feeders and fountains, or the birds that roost in your trees and on your roof. However, around the nation, come September, the various species of dove become sporting fare for field and table.
I am the first to admit that factory ammunition has improved considerably during the past three decades. Consistency, accuracy, and performance are better than ever. This is largely due to the pressure put on factories by handloaders. Today, a handloader can produce more accurate ammunition than the factory.
There is a lot about accuracy and optics to be learned by the novice and experienced shooter alike. When it comes to rifles, there are a number of affordable and inexpensive introductions that are cheap and clunky. Ruger has manufactured the exception by offering a rifle that is inexpensive but not cheap.
A shotgun is the most versatile firearm you’ll ever own. Contrary to what you might see on TV, shotguns do not magically hit every target, and the recoil is not so brutal that it will knock you off your feet. Likewise, not every shotgun is equally suited to every shooter or situation. With a little research and forethought, you’ll be ready to choose a shotgun that will perform when needed and be comfortable to shoot.
The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act with the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, H.R. 788. This bill would give states more flexibility to use excise tax funds from firearms and ammunition sales for public shooting ranges. That means, more money raised by hunters and shooters may be used for their benefit.