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Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun

Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Pump Shotgun Review

Back in January during the SHOT show, Steve and I ran across this behemoth during the range day event. They had a giant trailer with flags waving in the wind, pretty girls giving away t-shirts and hats and basically doing everything they could think of to grab your attention. It worked, and I was lured…

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AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

A few days ago, I got this excellent question from a fellow named Karl L... “I find it interesting that you recommend a rifle over a shotgun for home defense. All the other experts I have talked to and research I have done point to a shotgun because with 00 buckshot you don't have to…

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Kel-Tec KSG vs. UTAS UTS-15

Kel-Tec KSG vs. UTAS UTS-15

Much has been written and said about this comparison. I wasn’t sure that more needed to be said or written about the subject since there are many outlets that have done this very comparison. However, I decided to do this a little differently. I wanted no influence from either manufacturer. So, I put my money…

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Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun

Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun Review

In the beginning In mid-2004 Beretta released the Xtrema 2 semi-automatic 12 Gauge shotgun in the United States. A buddy of mine showed me a YouTube video of the Beretta pro shooter demonstrating it. I was floored by his obvious skill, but also immediately intrigued by the almost complete absence of apparent recoil and how…

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Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Stoeger’s Double Defense Twins

Today we will be looking at the Stoeger Double Defense Side-by-Side and the Double Defense Over-Under. The Stoeger company has brought to market a modern twist to the old, reliable coach gun. They installed a couple (or three) Picatinny rails in various places then black the whole thing out in non-reflective coatings and keep it…

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Shotgun Fun

Shotgun Fun

Unlike pistols, which I spent a lot of time exploring on my own, shotguns, were something, on which I felt, I should be instructed. I don't have a shotgun, and while my range rents a number of options, I felt it more appropriate to take on this long gun in it's natural habitat, outdoors. Many…

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Shotgun Myths and Secrets of Home Defense

Shotgun Myths and Secrets of Home Defense

Sitting in my bedroom is a Remington 870 shotgun full of 00 buckshot. Because, in my opinion, along with a good handgun (mine is a Glock 19) everyone also needs a shotgun for home defense. However, thanks to Hollywood, many people are often confused about how to properly use a shotgun. I’m going to try…

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New American on Shotgun Import Ban

New American on Shotgun Import Ban

This article goes into excellent detail about the current controversy about the ATF trying to ban the importation of magazine fed shotguns.  It also illustrates that the problem really isn't even about shotguns and is getting a foot hold over items simple as flashlight mounts. Americans continue to watch their Second Amendment rights diminish, this…

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