Shotguns are one of the most popular firearms used in the U.S. They have a variety of uses, are widely available and are fairly easy to learn to shoot. Among gun owners, 63% own at least one shotgun. Their design makes it possible to shoot multiple projectiles, making them the perfect gun for bird hunting.
What type of ammunition is available for shotguns? Shotgun ammunition varies, due to their variety of uses.
We’ve all heard of shotgun shells; these are filled with lead or a lead substitute in the pellet. There are many types of shotgun shells such as buckshot, slugs and sabots. There is also a wide variety of specialty ammunition.
In regards to home use, shotguns that are used for hunting are only allowed 3 rounds legally; tactical shotguns have magazines that can hold multiple rounds like any other magazine. Most magazine-fed shotguns come with a removable magazine plug to limit its capacity to only 2 rounds, plus one in the chamber.
In regards to tactical use, there are different types of magazines available. The Pro Mag Saiga Shotgun Drum magazine is one such magazine, with a capacity for up to 20 rounds. There are also many magazines on the market with the 10 round capacity being the most popular.