Shotguns


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The Home Defense Shotgun For Women – Part 2

There is another variable in shotgun selection: type of action. For defensive use, we choose between semi-automatic and manually-operated shotguns (called pump shotguns). Here's a look at both.
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The Home Defense Shotgun For Women – Part 1

While the handgun is an easy firearm with which to learn shooting skills, it is not the most powerful defensive weapon one may choose. The home defense shotgun lays claim to that title.

Gun Review: Remington 1100

Hundreds of thousands of these popular shotguns have been sold over the decades, and the reason for that is simple: they are good guns. But is that used Remington 1100 being sold for a song, or to a sucker? Here are a few things to check.

Shotgun Q&A: Stevens ‘Letter Prefix’ Serial Numbers

Nick Niles answers your burning shotgun questions. This time, a reader asks about Stevens letter prefixes on serial numbers.
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The Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Gun Proved Itself a Shooter

New duck gun has appeared and it is one designed to interest gunners who frequent waterfowl passes, fox trails or the habitat of the wary gobbler.

Gun Reviews: Ithaca Deerslayer III, Field Grade Featherlight & Grade AAA

The Gun Digest staff took a trio of Ithaca shotguns to the range to put them through their paces and see what we liked and didn't like. There wasn't much of the latter to be found.

Hands On! Extreme Shock Makes a Hole!

The CTJ is a reduced-recoil, controlled-penetration tactical shotgun round that offers reduced ricochet hazard and is perfect for interior applications like home defense or tactical entry. And pardon the language, but damn does it make a hole.

Hands On! Managed-Recoil Buckshot Still Hits Hard

My father always used to say, Buckshot makes a mess. I've adopted that philosophy when it comes to self-defense with a shotgun. When it comes to stopping the threat, and I mean right now, I'll happily make a mess. Bad guys deserve it.

Gun Review: Wilson Combat Standard Model

If you need a shotgun for self-defense, police work or military operations, you want something that will never fail you. Get your hands on a Wilson Combat Standard Model.

Hands On! Brenneke Tactical Home Defense Slugs Great for CQB

Sometimes you don't need a full-power slug and all the recoil that goes with it. But you still need the stopping power of a shotgun. These slugs are your Close-Quarter-Battle solution.

Brenneke: Must Be German for ‘Accurate’

For hunting or tactical applications the Brenneke KO slugs redefine what's possible from your slug gun.

Hands On! Laserlyte Makes Rails for Your Shotgun

If you want to shoot light as well as buckshot with your defensive shotgun, check out the new Tri-Mounting system from Laserlyte

Winchester Super X3 Shotgun Available in Duck Blind Camo

Winchester Repeating Arms' Super X3 autoloader is now available in Mossy Oak Duck Blind camo.
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Browning Unveils Cynergy Classic Trap Unsingle Combo

The Browning Cynergy Classic Trap Unsingle Combo is the latest addition to the company's line of high-performance trap shotguns. It’s designed to give trap shooters one of the most advanced over-and-under designs for singles or doubles competition.

Beretta’s New UGB25 Xcel Shotgun

The new Beretta UGB25 Xcel shotgun features an innovative locking system with a break-open action that allows completely safe operation during competitions.

The Basics of Wingshooting – Part 1

In order for a wingshooter to become competent in the field, he must have the basics of shooting flying objects firmly in place. In Part I of a two-part series excerpted from the new Gun Digest Book of Shotgunning, Marty Fischer gives you those basics.

MUST READ ARTICLES

Looking for the best shotguns for home defense or waterfowling? Got an itch to bust some clay at your nearest sporting clays course? Is a grouse hunt in your near future? Check out these reviews of shotguns. Includes pump shots, autoloaders, double barrels and single shots. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandgunsRiflesMuzzleloadersAR-15sConcealed Carry


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