The conclusion of the testing I observed was simple. Birdshot will do the job at shorter ranges, but it has major drawbacks for home defense. Read the entire story to understand the the limitations of birdshot and advantages of buckshot including a comparison of 00-buck versus .380 ACP, 9mm, .45 ACP and .223/5.56.
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Semi-auto handguns topped the list, which was not much of a surprise. Likewise, semi-auto rifle topped it category, but when it comes to shotguns, that sweet sound of a pump being racked tops the list. Then again, with some of the awesome sales over the past couple of years, who hasn’t picked up a couple extras for when a SHTF scenario becomes reality?
Firing 20 full-power buckshot loads from a 12 gauge Mossberg ended with my wrist resulted in Epsom salts the next morning. The pistol grip shotgun is acceptable for entry team use, or crowded areas, and ideal for keeping handy in fishing trawlers to take out flipping, gnashing sharks brought in with the more mundane catches. However, for extended shooting sessions, upgrade to Magpul’s SGA stock.
Are you of the mindset who wants something just a bit smaller and more concealable? Perhaps a little smaller than local law will allow? If you are, Mossberg has just announced you next shotgun. Officially classified as an AOW (Any Other Weapon) Mossberg’s new 590A1 and 500 Compact Cruiser are perfectly proportioned.
From home defense to hunting—nothing beats the versatility and reliability of a shotgun. Here are five very good reasons to pull the trigger on purchasing a shotgun today. Can you think of more reasons why?
Two of the best best shotguns in history are compared in this article. Who comes out on top? The Mossberg 500 or the Remington 870? You will have to read the Shooter’s Log to find out.
For gun people, it isn’t enough to just own firearms, but also proudly and sometimes loudly fully support the Second Amendment. If you want to make a statement this election season, check out Mossberg 500 JIC’s Patriot pump-action shotgun. It comes with a full-colored American flag carrying tube and the NRA logo on the side of the gun. Show others your unwavering support. There will be no doubt in anyone’s mind where you stand.
The Mossberg pump action shotguns are smooth, reliable and rugged, easy break down and pack a punch with .410 bore ammo. With a short riot gun barrel of 18 to 20 inches the home defense type shotgun barrel makes for a fast handling and effective problem solvers. In fact, the author has used a Mossberg 500 longer than any other shotgun. Read the post to learn more about the Mossberg and what makes them such a great choice.
For one gun that can do almost anything, the pump-action shotgun comes extremely close. If you are looking for a gun that is incredibly reliable, easy to use and will go from hunting to home defense than turn to the most popular shotgun in America—the Mossberg 500. Mossberg has been producing the model 500 shotgun for 50 years and is currently celebrating over 10 million units produced. Remaining affordable throughout the years, the Mossberg 500 is a top-notch shotgun that is reliable and shoots like a beast.
Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing recently conducted an eye-opening ballistic gelatin test of buckshot at 50 yards distance. The rounds were shot from a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun with 20″ barrel length and full choke. This video shows the results.