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The following, in no particular order, are my recommendations for the best 12 gauge pump action shotguns.  I’ve been fortunate enough to try many makes and models and these are my personal favorites.

  • Mossberg 590A1
  • Mossberg 500
  • Mossberg 835
  • Remington 870 Express Tactical
  • Remington 887
  • H&R Pardner (Remington Clone)

When it comes to  12 gauge pump action shotguns look for one that holds the quantity of shotshells that you need, is comfortable to hold and use, and works for its intended purpose.   Accessories are plentiful and the accessories I recommend are as follows.

  • Ghost Ring Sights (Mossberg, Remington or homemade)
  • Extra shell holders on both the buttstock and the opposite side of the ejection port (TacStar or ATI)
  • Clamp Flashlight holder (Tacstar or ATI)
  • Flashlight (Surefire)
  • Heatshield when needed (Tacstar or ATI)
  • Single Point Sling Adapter (Blackhawk)
  • Single Point Sling (Many good quality makes for this.  Use the one you prefer)
  • Full stock on most models is preferable, folding stock is a secondary option (either ATI or Knoxx for folding stocks), no buttstock is not recommended.
  • Slip On Recoil Pad (Pachmayr)

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                                                 The following are my favorite 12 Gauge pump action shotguns.

 
 Above is the Remington 870 Express Tactical 
 Above is the Remington 887 Nitro Mag
Above is the Mossberg 500 Defender
Above is the Mossberg 590A1
         Above is the Mossberg 835
  Above is the H&R Pardner
 
 The following are my favorite shotgun accessories. 
 Above is the Pachmeyer Decelerator Medium Slip On Recoil Pad
 Above is the ATI Sidesaddle which can be mounted on the stock 
Above is the Tac Star Side Saddle which can be mounted on the receiver
           Above is the Blackhawk Single Point Sling Adapter
Above is the Blackhawk Single Point Quick Detach Sling
Above is the ATI Heatshield  which can be mounted on the barrel
                                                                                  
                                                                                
                   Above is the ATI Flashlight Holder which can be mounted on the tube
                                                                               
                   Above is the Surefire G2 Flashlight
          Above is a box of Olin Winchester Military Grade 12 GA 2 3/4″ 00 Buckshot

                     

                  Above is a Molle Saw Pouch for Shotgun Shells

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Above is a 25 round Condor 12 gauge shot shell pouch.

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Above is a 12 round Voodoo Tactical shot shell pouch.

You can get a free preview of my first three post apocalyptic fiction books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution.

Everything Shotgun will be an ongoing compilation of defensive shotgun tips and techniques. 

The 12 Gauge pump action shotgun is the most formidible and effective weapon available for close range personal defense. 

Recommended 12 Gauge Pump Action Home Defense Shotguns listed below.  (Make sure whichever make and model you choose is dependable and reliable and that you are fully trained in the proper use and operation of your weapon.  Short barreled smoothbore models 18 to 22 inches in length are the preferred option)

  • Mossberg 590A1, Mossberg 590 and Mossberg 500
  • Remington 887 and Remington 870
  • H&R Pardner

Recommended Buckshot and Birdshot listed below.  (Make sure you factor in overpenetration possibilities and what is around your target and behind your target as both buckshot and birdshot can penetrate sheetrock walls)  Pellets or balls within the shotgun shell when fired, will expand rapidly with the distance traveled and will produce a shotguns pattern.

  • 00 Buck 2 3/4″ OD green hull manufactured by Olin Winchester (Each pull of the trigger will put nine, 00 buck  33 caliber pellets into a target.  At close range can produce target penetration of up to 12 inches)
  • #6 Bird 2 3/4 “  Black hull manufactured by Remington (Each pull of the trigger will put a significant quantity of small diameter pellets into a target.  At close range can produce target penetration of  up to 6 inches)

Shotgun Accessories to consider listed below.  (Mission dictates weapons selection and accessory choices.  Not all accessories are needed for all shotguns)

  • Full Buttstock or Folding Buttstock (Avoid pistol grip only with no buttstock)
  • Pachmeyer slip on Recoil Pad 
  • ATI Buttstock Shotshell Holder
  • Blackhawk Single Point Sling Adapter
  • Blackhawk Single Point Sling
  • Front and Rear Sling Attachment Points (If not using single point sling)
  • Outdoor Connections 2 Point Military Sling (If not using single point sling)
  • Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • TacStar Shotshell Holder (For mounting opposite of the Ejection Port)
  • ATI Heat Shield
  • ATI Clamp On Flashlight Holder
  • Surefire G2 Flashlight
  • Breacher Barrel Screw In Adapter
  • Improved Cylinder or Modified Choke (These chokes will give you a 15 to 20 inch spread pattern at 10 yards)
  • Mil-Spec Molle Saw Pouch (For carrying spare shotgun shells)

A choke is a screw in device which constricts the bore end of the barrel and its purpose is to decrease the spread of shot.  A choke will effect the tightness of the shot pattern.  Tighter patterns will contribute to better accuracy and wider patterns contribute to more area coverage. 

Defensive Shotgun Tips

  • The shotgun for defensive purposes should be used only when you are in immediate fear for your life or the lives of your family.  It is not for bluffing.  If  and when you pull it out you need to have the mindset that you may need to use it to protect your life or your families life.
  • Shotguns offer devestating close range stopping power.
  • At typical home defense distances the shot pattern is going to be very tight so you must aim or you will miss.
  • Racking a shotgun does not scare an intruder away.  Human predators frequently do not feel fear or compassion and racking will not stop an attacker.  Shotshells properly aimed and fired when your life is in danger will.
  • The primary objective in home defense is to hit the criminal who is threatening your life without overpenetrating and hitting unintended victims.
  • A weapon is not about bluffing; it’s about surviving.
  • Make sure you have a workable understanding of weapons manipulation, sight picture, sight alignment and trigger control.

Rules of Firearms Safety

  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything or anyone you are not willing to destroy.
  • Keep your fingers off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  • Be sure of your target and what is around it and beyond it.

Principles

  • People of principle, you and I and other Americans who seek to defend themselves and not be victims are what keeps the thugs from winning.
  • Everyone has the right and responsibility to protect their homes and families from criminal attack.

 

                                                  The following are my favorite 12 Gauge pump action shotguns.

 
 Above is the Remington 870 Express Tactical 
   
 Above is the Remington 887 Nitro Mag
 
Above is the Mossberg 500 Defender 
 
 
 
 
Above is the Mossberg 590A1
 
          
         Above is the Mossberg 835      
 
                           
  Above is the H&R Pardner
 
 
 The following are my favorite shotgun accessories. 
 
 
 Above is the Pachmeyer Decelerator Medium Slip On Recoil Pad  
 
 
 Above is the ATI Sidesaddle which can be mounted on the stock 
Above is the Tac Star Side Saddle which can be mounted on the receiver
 
           Above is the Blackhawk Single Point Sling Adapter
 
 
Above is the Blackhawk Single Point Quick Detach Sling
 
 
Above is the ATI Heatshield  which can be mounted on the barrel
 
 
                                                                                   
                                                                                
                   Above is the ATI Flashlight Holder which can be mounted on the tube
 
 
 
                                                                               
                   Above is the Surefire G2 Flashlight
 
 
 
          Above is a box of Olin Winchester Military Grade 12 GA 2 3/4″ 00 Buckshot 
 
 

                        Above is a box of Remington 12 GA 2 3/4″  7.5 Birdshot

                  Above is a Molle Saw Pouch for Shotgun Shells