Mad Gun Science: Is Buckshot Best for Home Defense?

Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

If you’re going to use a shotgun for home defense, why not get eleven? Recently we looked at the pros and cons of using birdshot loads for home defense. Now it’s time to look at the flip side – using big and heavy buckshot for the same purpose.

The timing for this topic is perfect as I just returned from Tactical PreSchool at the Academi training facility in Moyock, NC. Sponsored by my friends at Beretta, this abbreviated training program covered carbine, pistol, shotgun and long-range precision rifle. You might know Academi better from its previous owner – Blackwater. The facility is …read more