Video: Choosing The Right Type Of Shotgun For You

There are a million articles and videos on what’s the best firearm for home defense or even preparedness. You will speak with people who like this gun or that gun and sometimes they give you very solid points on why. Most folks just want something they can comfortably shoot, hit the intended target with, and something that will not break the bank in the process. So let’s take a look at shotguns.

In my opinion, the shotgun is one of the most effective firearms out there. While it isn’t great for long distance, it is devastating for close quarters battle. The shotgun’s operation is easy and very reliable. We are aware that some of our readers have limited exposure and experience to firearms, we take this into consideration when making suggestions. In some cases, folks just don’t want a firearm. We completely understand and take this into consideration when we make these suggestions.

Semi-Auto Shotgun

Semi-Auto Shotgun

We have included a video that we found to be very good with demonstrating the difference between a pump and semiautomatic shotgun. They both have the same characteristics but operate differently. Like with anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of shotgun. I agree with hickok45 in the video, it is hard to choose one over the other. When it comes to purchasing one, there are considerable differences in pricing for pump vs. semi auto. If you look at sporting goods stores right now, you can pick up a pump 12 gauge for under $200.00. This is almost at Black Friday prices.

Pump Shotgun

Pump Shotgun

While we can go on and on about the benefits of having a shotgun for homes defense and as a part of your preps, if you decide to get one, please make sure to get proper training on using it. Once you have mastered the operation of a scattergun, shooting it will become so much fun. You will see it in the video.

 

Stay safe and have fun!

-SP

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