Defensive Shotgun Ammunition to Keep in Stock

The best shotgun loads for defensive work is a contentious subject, but there are a few absolutes. Here’s our advice on what to stock.

Defensive Shotgun Ammunition to Keep in Stock

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Shotguns were once seen as the pinnacle of home defense firearms but have since been demoted to the rank of “used to be good” by many gun owners. In reality, shotguns are versatile weapons deserving of a place in your gun safe. Shotguns aren’t only for waterfowl hunting or ventilating empty cans at the range — they’re absolutely for home defense, not to mention the law enforcement applications. Here’s what you need to know about shotguns and the related home-defense...

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