Can We Really Trust the Mossberg Maverick 88 for Home Defense?

The Mossberg Maverick 88 is a shotgun you will find for under $200.  People will question that a gun so cheap will do the job for home defense.

The Franchi 48 AL Shotgun

If you are looking for a sweet home defense weapon, the Franchi 48 AL Shotgun just may be the perfect one for you! Although this innovative shotgun was introduced over 50 years ago, it was among the first semi-automatic shotguns to incorporate a lightweight aluminum receiver. Thus, with a unloaded weight of 5.4 to 5.7 […]

Lights and Lasers for Guns

This is a  guest post by Scott Sylvester Lights, Lasers, Action! As a defensive firearm instructor I have been asked for my opinion about lights and lasers for guns used for daily carry and home defense. Well, you asked for it, so here it goes: Yes, and Yes!

Shotguns for Home Defense – Myth and Reality

Here is another post on shotguns for home defense because I keep hearing a lot of misconceptions about them.  Shotguns are good home defense weapons to a certain extent but they do have limitations.

LaserLyte Shotgun Trainer

You have a shotgun for home defense and you know you need to train on it.  Going to the range is great, but it can be expensive to go as much as you really need to.  In any case, the range will never be able to simulate the conditions you will find in your own […]

The Remington 870 Shotgun

I have had quite a few people ask me what kind of shotgun that I recommend as a home defense gun.  I have to say that I love the first one introduced to me in the military, the Remington 870 shotgun. I actually carried it on patrol a couple times and countless times used it […]

Home Defense Shotgun Tips

Don’t Rack the Slide! Tons of great shotgun tips in this video along with other practical advice. I especially like the discussion on not assuming that the bad buys are not going to act rationally.  Always assume the worst! Check out the video and let us know what you think about the shotgun tips.

3 Shotgun Myths

So, you’ve decided to get a gun for personal and home defense, and now you are trying to decide what to get. You’ve heard good things about the shotgun as a defensive weapon, it was even endorsed by anti-gun vice president Joe Biden, and you are wondering if it is the right weapon for you. […]

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