12-Gauge Buckshot for Home Defense: We Shoot Nineteen

We fired a bunch of 12-gauge shotshells in a fast combat shooting and function test to find out which ones you might choose for home defense. As always, be sure to check our picks in your own guns.

In gearing up for this test, the project seemed simple at first. The logistics of collecting shotguns, shells, targets, and a measuring tape seemed simple. We cannot test every shell on the market, but we could test a range of buckshot sizes to gauge their performance. Then we would fire at the target for pattern […]
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