Defensive Shotguns vs rifles and handguns: The
shotgun, configured as below, is a "gun for
all occasions." It is the most intimidating
defensive firearm. Out to 40-60 meters, with #4 Buckshot
or even large birdshot, it is almost impossible to
miss a target. With a rifled slug, out to about 175
meters, it is an .87 caliber (well over 1oz. in weight),
rifle. It has unmatched stopping power, with #4 Buckshot
to a range of 25-35 meters and the same is true with
a rifled slug out to 175 meters. But, it can not
be concealed like a handgun and does not have the
long range of a rifle and both the semi-automatic
pistols and rifles hold many more bullets/shells.
The defensive scattergun is defined by 18" barrels
(the shortest legal length), rifle sights so as to
shoot slugs accurately, an open choke so as to have
the proper spread with birdshot or buckshot, and
an external shell holder for immediate ammo re-supply
(in the external shell holders there are two birdshot,
two #4 Buckshot, and two rifled slugs), all five
below also have after-market extra-cushion recoil
pads. All except #4 are Mossbergs. #4 is a
Norenco. The array below encompasses the three shotgun
actions: double-barrel, pump, and semi-automatic.
835, 3.5" ultra-magnum,
pump action, adjustable/light enhanced sights,
6-shot, with kevlar "thumb hole" stock.
930, 3" magnum, semi-automatic,
military-grade (all steel with adjustable military
sights), 8-shot, with kevlar stock.
590-A1, 3" magnum, pump-action, military-grade
(all steel with military sights), 7-shot, with
- Model 99 Norenco, Double-barrel,
all steel, "Coach Gun," 3" magnum,
exposed hammers (highly recommended
on a defensive double-barrel), after-market rifle sights, hardwood
- Model 500, 3" magnum, pump-action,
lightweight (steel/aluminum), with our choice
of an after-market top-folding stock (which also
adds adjustable rifle sights), 7-shot.