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Tactical Talk: The 20 Gauge for Defense

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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5 Shotguns You Should Shoot Before You Die

There are plenty of iconic firearms in the world. It is impossible to list all the must-shoots in one post. Here is The Shooter’s Log breakdown of five very important shotguns every shooter should try. Did your favorites make the list?

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Why You Should Buy a Shotgun—Today!

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?

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Throwback Thursday—Choosing a Survival Gun

With reliability topping the list, a survival gun ideally needs to handle a steady diet of a common caliber, but what else does a gun-to survival gun need? Most important, how does your selection for the ultimate go-to survival gun compare with ours?

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Top 10 Shotgun Posts as of May 4, 2013

Shotguns may not have the glamour of highly accessorized platforms such as the AR-15, AK family, and semi-auto pistols, but Chronicle readers know that a good scattergun can do a lot of jobs, from defending the home to putting doves on the grill. Here are the top-10 Shooter’s Log articles covering shotguns in their various forms and functions:

IAC Hawk Model 982

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Shotguns: The Best Home Defense Tool Ever Made

One of the best, low-cost options for a security shotgun to cross my path has been the Interstate Arms Hawk Model 981R and Model 982. As the old saying goes, “You can’t step into the ring with Ali just because you say you can box.” I decided to take a closer look at the Model 982 and see just how close and reliable it really is.