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.

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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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