We hear lots regarding the handguns and the rifles that are suggested for home defense and survival, however the shotgun is usually overlooked.
The shotgun, could in fact be the simplest and most versatile survival weapon of all. While, it’s not easy to hide and its hard to deploy in tight areas, so it’s not ideal to foil street crime or highjack. However, for home defense and urban or suburban civil disorder situations the shotgun has nice advantages over handguns and carbines. Just the sight of that huge barrel and the sound of a round being jacked into the chamber is enough to discourage most thugs.
One shot puts multiple projectiles downrange in a pattern that includes a much better probability at a first shot hit than any other firearm. A direct hit at close range can absolutely stop the criminal dead in his tracks. Many round sending dozens of projectiles downrange can stop a whole gang. Lower velocity law enforcement round ar ideal for close quarters and inside encounters since they have reduced recoil and less chance of injuring innocent folks further away. In the street you’re obtaining off about six rounds to the handgun’s one or two.
Shotguns have wonderful versatility. You’ll perforate a vehicle with buckshot or stop it with a slug or armor-piercing round. You can use breaching rounds to open doors or use exploding or incendiary rounds to discourage attackers or clear your escape rout. Of course once you’re safe you can still bring down game for food with shot and slugs. Compared to good handguns and combat rifles, shotguns are relatively low cost. You’ll get a good, new combat style pump, shotgun for around $300.00 to $400.00 dollars.
Shotguns are usually less regulated than handguns and rifles and thus, attract less attention. I do suggest that you replace the stock with a folding or collapsible stock for close situations. You’ll also need to ad a shell holder for fast reloads or to keep special rounds close by. Alternative customizing choices include a magazine extension, barrel shroud, flashlight and laser pointer. Accessories are obtainable for many Mossberg, Winchester, and Remington shotguns from Advanced Technology of Milwaukee Wisconsin and at most sporting goods stores.
A wide type of ammunition is out there for all occasions. Shown here are: law enforcement rounds, double-ought duck shot, slugs, armor piercing, flamethrower, fireball, breaching, and non-lethal rubber rounds.
Mossberg 500, 12-gauge camper model came with a gunstock, no stock, this was simply replaced with an advanced Technology folding stock and a 5-round shell holder.
Ithaca riot gun designed for police use outdoors. It’s very little less maneuverable inside and not as convertible. Though you’ll saw off the stock and refinish the pistol grip.