Shotguns have always been a major firearm used in hunting and home defense. They are versatile in hunting and you can choose the loads and chokes. For home defense lately, the innovation of magazine fed seems to be the craze among gun enthusiasts.
Here are top 5 shotguns to look at for home defense.
- Remington 870 shotgun
Historically the 870 have played a huge role for the military and law enforcement as the go to shotgun.
This new 870 version comes with a short barrel and a detachable box magazine. With the quick reload capability its a big eye opener for consumer.
- Mossberg 590 Shotgun
Though it looks like a shorty shotgun, its classified as a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA) but not a class 3/NFA firearm. Ok, here’s the features:
The Shockwave Raptor bird’s head pistol grip is uniquely shaped to minimize felt recoil. Includes all the features that have made Mossberg pump-actions the choice for millions worldwide: ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator. Gotta say it may the perfect shotgun to have for close quarter inside the home, very maneuverable.
- Benelli M2
The M2 Field shotgun is light, ruggedly built, and fast handling. It is the backbone of the Benelli semi-auto line that cycles everything from target loads to the heaviest 3-inch magnums. Comes with a pistol grip, Ghost Ring sights and less recoil a huge plus for seasoned shooters. Yes, this will work just fine for home defense.
- Stevens 320
Typical pump action shotgun on a budget by Savage Arms.
Has all the generic features, a plus for the pistol grip.
- Winchester SXP Shadow Defender
Winchester pushes forward into the next generation with these popular features.
Defender configuration, pistol grip stock, two interchangeable comb pieces to adjust drop, two 1/4” length of pull spacers, side mounted picatinny accessory rails included.
These are some good shotguns for the home defense. Depending on your budget and your physical build, you’ll have to decide on which to go with and if it makes sense for your home defense.
So what’s in your home defense?