Monday, July 16, 2012

Weapons for Defence: 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun

As promised in my last blog post on defending your home, food and family, here's the start of my suggestions for your must-have weapons.

The 12 gauge pump action shotgun

Probably the most versatile and effective weapon ever invented. The 12 gauge pump can do more jobs than any other firearm. With a simple switch of the shells you load into it the shotgun can go from a bird or rabbit hunting gun to a devastating buck shot or slug gun. In fact the only thing a shotgun can't do is long-range shooting. 100 yards is about the most any of us can get out of a smooth bore shotgun. However In 99% of situations 100 yards is more than adequate to get the job done.

Another advantage of the 12 gauge shotgun is the availability of the ammunition. You can get it everywhere. Almost every farmer has a 12 gauge and a box or two of shells and if the store sells ammo you can bet they have shells. The 12 gauge can be a little bit hard on the shoulder if you are not experienced with it so you will have to practice with it. You can't just purchase one and stick it in your closet and expect to be proficient with it. But with a few hours practice you will be amazed at how good you can get.

Stay tuned for #2 - the light carbine or rifle


  1. Good post. Another consideration for "bad times" is that shotguns are far & away the cheapest, least-regulated, most readily acquired, customizeable(sp?), accessorizable(sp?), never-to-be confiscated weapons out there.

    And they're truly devastating. Mine is a 12 ga. 3" magnum. Anyone that gets hit with 15 x 33-caliber pellets will not come back for 'seconds'.


  2. Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg - totally agree. If I could only have one gun for bad times it would be a 12 gauge shotgun.

    Thanks for dropping by! Sure appreciate your reading and commenting. Hope folks are listening to your comments as well as my posts.