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Self Defense Shotguns: One Of Those Tools That Criminals Hate To Come Up Against When Used For Home Defense

The Bad Guys Don’t Like Home Defense Shotguns

Very often, when the subject of home defense weapons is discussed, the first gun that most think of is the shotgun. It is true that the shotgun is an excellent choice for home protection, however, there are limits to its use that we will go over in more detail.

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Shotguns have incredible take down power. Using one 12 gauge 00 buck round, you are able to hit the home invader with nine .33 caliber pellets every time you pull the trigger. It’s not written in stone that this will incapacitate him, but it will definitely make him think twice about what he is doing.

Think about comparing that to a 9mm handgun. On the 9mm, you’re only firing one bullet that is .355 caliber at a much slower speed than your shotgun round. That means you would need to fire the handgun nine times to get the same stopping power as one 00 buck shotgun shell.

The shotgun does have a few negative aspects though, some being the kick or recoil, they are larger than handguns and the far-fetched assumptions concerning operation.

The Recoil Factor Of The Shotgun For Home Protection

The shotgun does have a pretty good kick. Smaller framed shooters generally don’t like to shoot the 12 gauge especially the pump because of the recoil. That power that makes it so efficient is the same factor that keeps people from shooting it.

There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the recoil of your shotgun. You could use a 20 gauge as an alternative to the 12 gauge defense shotgun. Using #3 buckshot in a 20 gauge at closer ranges of 12-15 feet on an invader would have close to the same effectiveness as 00 buck in a 12 gauge with far less recoil.

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Another option is using a semi-automatic shotgun or also called an autoloader. An autoloader will have less kick because it will use a bit of that power on ejecting the spent round and chambering a new shell. If you are a little skittish about using a pump shotgun in a 12 gauge, try a semi-automatic 20 gauge instead.

If you still want the 12 gauge for home defense, try shotgun loads that are reduced recoil. Most shotgun shell manufacturers sell them. They have the same killing power with far less recoil.

You can also buy a stock with recoil reduction. One popular brand is the Knoxx by Blackhawk. Some of the tactical home defense shotguns come standard with this stock. Well worth the money as they greatly reduce the recoil that is felt.

The Knoxx stock is also adjustable for length of pull. The adjustable length is a great feature. If the shotgun is not properly sized to you, then you won’t shoot as accurately and may have difficulty operating the shotgun properly.

The Importance Of Barrel Length

The barrel length of the average shotgun is between 18 and 28 inches. Shotgun barrels shorter than 18” are illegal unless you get a tax stamp from the “powers that be” to give you “permission” to own it.

Buy Mossberg 500 Tactical Tri-Rail 8 Shot Shotgun 50575The longer shotgun barrels are generally used for hunting. They can make your movement through the house a little more cumbersome. It’s not recommended to go and hunt down the perpetrator, but you may have to move around and position yourself in a different room in order to give protection to your child or immediate family members.

The best option for home defense shotguns is a barrel that is 18 to 20 inches long. If your shotgun has the longer hunting barrel, just buy another shorter barrel for it. With a shotgun, you can quickly and easily swap back and forth between the hunting barrel and the shorter home defense barrel.

The Myth Of Just Point & Shoot

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All shotguns come with at least one sight at the end of the barrel for a very good reason. If you shoot something or somebody at close range, say 12 to 15 feet, as you would in a house invasion, there won’t be much spread and it will have an incredibly tight shot pattern. You will have to aim or you will likely not hit what you’re shooting at.

If you need convincing, go to the range and set up your targets at about 15 feet and fire away. Your shots will make a nice hole, but as you will see the pellets don’t spread much. So the “just point & shoot” philosophy is not a good idea in home defense because you might hit someone or something else other than the intended target.

The Myth Of Just Racking The Shotgun Will Do The Trick

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The sound may be impressive, but most likely will not be a deterrent to the scumbags we have today. They are more vicious and determined to carry out their acts of violence. You will not scare them away by only racking your defense shotgun.

When one of these predators breaks in, they hurt you if need be and won’t be scared away easily. They generally don’t feel fear and are not compassionate. So the noise of racking your shotgun probably won’t deter an invader, but buckshot will.

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Using a shotgun for self defense or home protection does have its benefits. It is one of the best guns for self defense. You can get shotguns for cheap when talking price, it’s hard to beat their sheer stopping power and so easy to use that even a caveman can operate one.

With that said, the shotgun is not always the ideal tool in every home defense situation. Your conditions may warrant the use of some other type of self defense weapon. But with the right shotgun and some training on the proper way to use it, the shotgun is a tremendously efficient bad guy killing machine when justified in home protection situations.

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Mossberg 590 Tactical Tri-Rail 9 Shot Shotgun model 50772  Buy Mossberg 590 Tactical Tri-Rail 9 Shot Shotgun - 5077212 gauge shotgun featuring a plain barrel with bead sight and heat shield. It has a twenty inch barrel with parkerized finish. Comes standard with a speedfeed stock, tri-picatinny rail forend and nine shot capacity. You can depend on this pump action for your home protection needs as it is the only pump action shotgun ever to pass all stringent U. S. Military Mil-Spec 3443 standards.

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Remington Law Enforcement 12 Gauge 2.75 Inch 1325 FPS 9 Pellets 00 Buck Reduced Recoil – Power Piston compression section wad and polymer buffering cushion the shot and protect pellets from deformation. One piece wad column features deep over-powder wad that seals gases for consistent velocity. Low density polyethylene shot cup contains the buckshot and reduces barrel leading. Hardened pellets produce tight patterns. Primer and mouth waterproofed. 25 rounds per box.

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A Great Self Defense Shotgun Is The Mossberg 500

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A great self defense shotgun is the Mossberg 500. Here is a very good article on why the Mossberg is a versatile and very popular choice for hunting or as a self defense shotgun.

Of course Mossberg is not the only manufacturer of self defense shotguns. A few of the other shotgun manufacturers are Remington, Savage ArmsBrowning, American Tactical Imports, Benelli, Beretta, Braztech-RossiCentury Arms, Cimarron, Crickett, CZ, EAA, Escort, FN Herstal, H&RInterstate Arms, Ithaca, Kel-Tec, Ruger, Tri-Star Sporting Arms, and Winchester just to name a few.

Looking at Mossberg Self Defense Shotguns – Most Notably The Mossberg 500

The Mossberg 500 can easily be described as one of the most multi-purposed shotguns you can buy. The Mossberg 500 is a great shotgun for self defense, works well in law enforcement and is also widely used as a hunting shotgun. The Mossberg 500 is an excellent choice for almost any application.

The Mossberg 500 shotgun is best characterized as multiple models of shotguns that make use of the same fundamental action and receiver. Every Mossberg 500 can be made unique just from the various options of available barrels, bore size, custom or tactical stock sets and multiple chokes for the hunting barrels.

These are a few of the many reasons that make the Mossberg 500 one of the best home defense shotguns.

The Mossberg 500 Is A Popular Choice For Home Protection Because It’s Simple To Operation

The Mossberg 500 is a very durable shotgun designed to be used in any environment. It is not indestructible by any means, but it can used in some of the worst conditions and still function properly. It is designed that way – easily put to task, easily cleaned and easily maintained. It is in that category of “cheap shotguns” when it comes to price but high quality when it comes to home protection shotguns.

One great thing about the Mossberg 500 shotguns is the barrels all interchange. You can easily and quickly swap out your shorter tactical defense barrel for the longer hunting barrel with no tools involved. You can have a great pheasant hunting shotgun by day and then easily converted to a home-defense-bad-guy-killing-machine by night.

Most of the Mossberg 500 shotgun models are designed the same. With the use of the dual action bar, the action is not as apt to bind. The breech is secured with a single locking lug. All the Mossberg 500 shotguns have the magazine mounted below the barrel. The magazine holds the extra shotgun shells which are chambered one at a time when the shotgun is “pumped”.

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The Mossberg 500 model shotgun is a pump action shotgun that is able to use either a 2 ¾” or 3” shotgun shell. The Mossberg 500 standard model can carry a maximum of six 2 ¾ shotgun rounds (one round chambered and 5 in the magazine) or a maximum of five 3” shotgun shells (one round chambered and 4 in the magazine). Some of the special purpose models can hold up to nine rounds.

The Mossberg 500 is most often purchased in the 12 gauge model, but is also available in a 20 gauge and a .410 bore. The sporting and hunting crowd love the Mossberg 500 for it’s versatility with the many barrel and choke options available.

The Mossberg 500 Is Easily Disassembled For Cleaning Or Maintenance

Keep in mind that if you want your self defense shotgun to stand the test of time, it must be cleaned properly. The following video should help with that.

For the sake of safety, before handling your firearm, check and make sure it is unloaded to avoid any accidental discharge.

 

There Are Generally Two Categories Or Styles That The Mossberg 500 Is Used For

The Mossberg 500 shotgun is used by people of all walks of life and many different purposes. From local law enforcement to military use as well as hunting, sport shooters and home protection or self defense. With that said, as far as the general public goes, the Mossberg 500 factory model is only available in two different styles or categories.

The first is the Mossberg field model. Generally they will have a barrel length of 24” to 28”, have a few different finishes to choose from and are suited for many different uses. Some of the more popular applications would be turkey, pheasant, duck, geese or any type of bird hunting as well as deer hunting with slugs.

The barrels for bird hunting would be fitted with a ventilated rib and different choke tubes that can be interchanged. The slug barrels would have a cylinder bore that is smooth and might be equipped with a scope or rifle sights.

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The other category would be the Mossberg special purpose model. This Mossberg 500 shotgun model is made more for a self defense shotgun or to be used by the military and law enforcement.

Some of the more popular models of this category would be the Mossberg 590 Special Purpose 9 Shot, Mossberg 500 Persuader 8 Shot, Mossberg 500 SPX 6 Shot, Mossberg 590 Tactical Tri-Rail 9 Shot and the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw 6 Shot. These models will have a shorter barrel length in the 18” to 20” range.

It is also very important to have your home defense shotgun loaded with the best self defense ammo for shotguns. Read up on bird shot vs. buckshot when it comes to home defense.

If you are looking for a great self defense shotgun that can also be used for hunting, the Mossberg 500 would be an excellent choice!

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