At its core, a shotgun is a smoothbore weapon that is used to fire shell-based ammunition in various gauges. Shells can contain everything from birdshot to beanbags to rock salt, giving the shotgun a range of ammunition that you’ll find in no other weapon. You can find shotguns in a variety of actions, from side-by-side to over-under, pump action to bolt action to semi-automatic . . . . there may be as many action varieties as there are ammo types. All of this makes the shotgun a weapon of extreme variety, which makes it among the most popular firearm types on the planet.
All of this may leave you wondering – which type of shotgun is right for me? A 12-gauge is perfect for home defense, given the easy accessibility to a wide range of ammunitions available at stores around the country. A 12-gauge pump shotgun in particular is known for its simplicity and reliability. And the honest truth is that no intruder wants to be hit with a shotgun. It is said that just hearing the sound of a pump shotgun rack may be enough to scare off an intruder. We can’t attest to that, but we do know that when it comes to challenges with accuracy and the risk of over penetration, a shotgun is the way to go when looking to protect your home.
If you’re looking for a shotgun, you’ve come to the right place. From semi-autos to single shots, we have hundreds of shotguns ready to ship today. Look at our selection of shotgun categories to find what suits you best. And remember, if you’re having trouble making a decision, GrabAGun.com’s customer service staff is here to help.