Shotgun Load and Gauge Considerations for Home Defense

Help your shoppers pick out the right load for home defense — no matter what gauge they're comfortable shooting.

Shotgun Load and Gauge Considerations for Home Defense

When a shopper is choosing a new shotgun for home defense, he or she has the luxury of selecting a specific gauge or bore. Ideally they will use a 12-gauge shotgun for self-defense purposes because 12-gauges will provide the greatest ability to stop a threat. Guns chambered in 20-gauge or .410 bore are somewhat less effective and are more likely to simply injure the assailant instead of stopping them. Of course, in order for your 12-gauge to perform as needed, it should be...

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