Home Defense Shotgun Tactics

Shotguns comes in all shapes and sizes, but keep in mind the most effective one is the 12 gauge. Mossberg, Benellie and Remington-870 are great guns and workmanship. In this article I am going to assume that you have a shotgun of your choice, so the object of this article is about tactics that involves shotgun employment, not so much on the type of gun that you should have.

In other words being proficient with your tool in relation to effectively protecting yourself is what we’re after. Also, in this article we will keep the “what if’s” out of this, most of this information is public knowledge.

Due to the nature of this topic, first and foremost you need to do this if your home has been intruded while you’re in the house.

  • Call 911
  • Run – get you and your loved ones out of the house – know all of the exits in your house.

But if you had to move through the house to exit or find your loved ones while the police is on the way, then you need to have these tactics instilled while in this heighten mode.


Another thing that I want to address about the article is that this is WSJ opinion, nothing more. View it as a roll of toilet paper, once you’re done reading, flush it down the toilet.

So with further ado, here we go.

Skills and Attributes
These are the skills and attributes that you should have in order to be effective with a shotgun. (Reminder place your cursor over the highlighted words to view images)

  • Strength – gotta have a baseline strength to be able to lug this thing around and we mean carrying it for a good 4 hours. Yes, carrying it in weapon ready mode, not on a sling over your shoulder.
  • Maintain a steady platform while moving – means while on the move no jumping or bouncing up and down.
  • [tippy title=”Eyes go – Gun goes“] – Means Wherever You Scan Your Weapon Scan as Well[/tippy]
  • Moving tactically

House Tactics

When we walk through our house, we just walk through without any thoughts of best position to be in. Once your home has been compromised, and its time for you to exit or search for your love one tactically. There are some areas of the houses that you need to pay attention to and how to negotiate it. (go through it)

  • [tippy title=”Doorways”]Doorways are Entry Points & Danger lies in the Corner Closest to the Entry Point, This is Called the “Fatal Funnel”, If You Go Through it or Pass it, Do it Quickly![/tippy]
  • [tippy title=”Hallways”]While Moving Down a Hallway Stay on One Side & Watch Where You’re Going[/tippy]
  • [tippy title=”Corners”]Corners Are Just as Dangerous as Doorways, Due to the Limited View Around the Corner – Enter “Slicing the Pie” Method – A Common Mistake is to Right Up to the Corner to Peek, Don’t Do This – Stay a Few Feet Back & Peek With Weapon Out[/tippy]
  • [tippy title=”Stairways”]Hardest Area To Negotiate – Watch Your Step & Cover all Corners as You Ascend or Descend[/tippy]


That covers most  of the basics to get you going, and if you want to learn more and participate go here to get more information and register. Again we want to hear from you on what else you’d like to see in this article or any, please leave a comment in either boxes below.

[formidable id=2]

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.