The 12 gauge pump action shotgun is one of the most versatile home defense weapons ever made. At ranges of 25 yards or less using 00 buckshot; the ability to stop an attacker is significant. 12 gauge pump action shotguns are versitile, reliable, and robust; and can accomodate buckshot, birdshot, slugs, etc. For self defense you should consider using buckshot; want to feed your family during a post apocalyptic period, consider switching to birdshot.
Accessories are abundant and its always interesting to see the various configurations people come up with. Remember mission dictates weapons selection and also dictates weapons modifications. For tactical/defensive applications an 18 to 20 inch barrel is ideal. For food procurement or skeet shooting, a 28 inch barrel gets the job done.
So whether you enjoy skeet shooting, or need a self defense weapon in your home, or need a weapon if a post apocalyptic scenario strikes; or even if zombies become a reality, then the 12 gauge pump action shotgun is an excellent addition to your weapons locker. Mossberg, Remington and H&R Pardner make some excellent 12 gauge pump action shotguns and are available both new and used from reputable dealers.
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