FRONT RUN­NER

5 REA­SONS TO MAKE A SHOT­GUN YOUR PRI­MARY HOME DE­FENSE WEAPON

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01 Larger Point of Im­pact

Hit­ting a tar­get 25 feet away, a shot­gun can yield an 8- to 10-inch wide spread. This in­creases the prob­a­bil­ity that your first shot will be the last shot as the threat is neu­tral­ized.

02 Wider Va­ri­ety of Ammo Types

From buck shot to bird shot to slugs, the va­ri­ety al­lows you to fine-tune what you use to de­fend your home.

03 Greater Stop­ping Power

This goes hand-in-hand with the larger point of im­pact and ammo choice. A chest load of dou­ble aught buck shot is harder to re­cover from than a 9mm through the shoul­der.

04 Easy to Aim and Tran­si­tion from Tar­get to Tar­get

Be­cause pre­cise aim and trig­ger con­trol are not fac­tors, a shot­gun is more for­giv­ing with re­spect to aim; this the leads to faster tar­get tran­si­tions to neu­tral­ize mul­ti­ple threats.

05 Per­cep­tion

A shot­gun is of­ten per­ceived as more dan­ger­ous than a hand­gun. Maybe be­cause the bad guy knows that when you pull the trig­ger he’s gonna get hit.

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