Category Archives: Shotgun

THE SHORT ANSWER TO HOME (OR PERSONAL) DEFENSE – PART 2

Mossberg 590 Nightstick Mossberg 590 Nightstick Upgrades In the first installment of this article, I presented the Mossberg 590 Nightstick, which I intend for use as a home defense and personal defense firearm. The first day at the range with … Continue reading

THE SHORT ANSWER TO HOME (OR PERSONAL) DEFENSE – Part 1

The reason for this article is a delayed response to an event that took place some time in the past. Introduction to a Legal 12-Gauge Short Firearm I was recently reading a few articles regarding home defense shotguns. The usual … Continue reading

OPSol® Mini-Clip™ Short Shell Shooting Solution!

Minishells are becoming quite popular for those who like the 12-gauge shotgun, but do not like the recoil of heavy loads nor the muzzle blast and noise that accompanies shooting them. Normally, I use the 20-gauge for home defense simply … Continue reading

Mossberg 500 Tactical – 7+1 12-Gauge Model: 50567

The Mossberg 500 series of shotguns (including: 500, 505, 510, 535, and 590) have been running strong since around 1960, and they seem not to be letting up in any form or fashion. “Boo-Boo,” my prized Mossberg 500, has been … Continue reading

REMINGTON 870 HOME DEFENSE Model 81197 - The Long and Short of it!

What can be said about the venerable Remington 870, a pump-handle shotgun that has not already been said? It is a highly reliable shotgun regardless of the variant. There is a Remington 870 for virtually all manner of sport, hunting, … Continue reading

Leupold VX-1 Shotgun Scope 1-4x 20mm with Turkey Plex Reticle Scoping a Defensive Shotgun!

Baa-Baa, my favorite HD/PD shotgun, a Mossberg 500 20-Gauge, has been adorned with a UTG Red/Green Circle Dot sight or a reflex sight, which has guided my POA with the shotgun quite well for some time. Recently; however, I discovered … Continue reading

Stock Exchange “How a 20-Gauge Tactical Became a 20-Gauge Practical”

If you have had a chance to read my review of the Mossberg 20-gauge Tactical shotgun Mossberg 500 20-Gauge Tactical Shotgun (54300), one of my peeves with shotgun was the stock that was provided with the shotgun. The LOP with … Continue reading

Low Recoil Shotgun Ammunition Fiocchi 12LRSLUG and 12LE00BK

When can a 20-guage have more felt recoil than a 12-gauge? I found out during the latest range session. I had received in some Fiocchi Exacta Low Recoil 1-ounce slugs (1150 fps) and some Fiocchi Exacta Low Recoil 00 Buck … Continue reading

UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD Mount

I have used several UTG red dot sights in the past and they have always worked well and are of good quality. The best part is that they are inexpensive. ]The UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD … Continue reading

Mossberg 500 20-Gauge Tactical Shotgun (54300)

Smooth-bore long guns have been around, well, ever since the age when gunpowder was developed and people figured out that one could stuff a round tube with gunpowder behind other stuff and then send that stuff a great distance by … Continue reading