The Truth About…Shotguns and Shot Spread For Home Defense [VIDEO]

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If you've ever watched a movie or a TV show where guns were involved, you might have the idea that it's effectively impossible to miss with a shotgun. As a result, you may have...
Winchester Model 1897 shotgun

Not for Sale: My Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun

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By Thundervoice NOT FOR SALE: One Winchester Model 1897 standard grade 12 gauge pump shotgun. Designed by John Moses Browning. Exposed hammer with slamfire capability. Manufactured in 1914. Barrel with matching serial number is 30...
champion workhorse electronic trap

Gear Review: Champion Workhorse Electronic Trap

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Busting clays is a blast (no pun intended)! But if you've used one of those spring-loaded manual traps or the hand-held plastic whip things, you know the definition of frustration. Traditionally, electronic traps have...

How To Custom Dye Your Polymer Gun Parts

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Over the last couple years I have featured a couple of AR builds here at TTAG and elsewhere that had Russian Bakelite colored stocks and mags. Some people really loved the look of them...

Now I Know Why So Many Hunters Can’t Wait for Dove Season in Texas

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Saturday was the first day of fall, but you wouldn't have known it if you were in south Texas. That's where JWT and I were, mostly sitting under the shade of a tree, tucked...

Yes It’s Sill Hot Outside, But We’re Starting to Think of Fall, Game Birds,...

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It will be about 105 degrees here in Texas again today, but now that we're on the backside of August, gradually sliding toward September, we can't help but think of fall a little more...

Rossi Announces the New Single Action Brawler .45 Colt/.410 Pistol

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Rossi just released a new pistol that probably isn't going to be your typical EDC choice, but it should make a fun gun for camping trips or other woods adventures. The new Brawler is...

Shotgun Mini Shells: A Shotgunner on Their Advantages, Drawbacks and Best Uses

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I love shotguns. I always have and I come from a family who used shotguns for hunting deer, shooting birds, and defending the homestead. In the Marines, I was one of the few Marines...

Gun Review: Winchester 1300 Deer Slug Shotgun

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Here at the Truth About Guns, we often review the latest and greatest in firearms. Typically older guns fall into the Obscure Object of Desire category. What about guns that are old but still...

Ammunition Review: Barnes Defense Buckshot

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Ammo reviews can be difficult to do, what with all the gel blocks and other gear required for an objective evaluation. Shotgun ammo can be a bit different. Rounds like Federal's Personal Defense with...

Illinois Freedom Week Starts Today: Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Illinois ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

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Yesterday afternoon, US District Court Judge Stephen McGlynn issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the so-called Protect Illinois Communities Act.  The injunction impacts all aspects of the law and as word quickly spread...
How To Make Sure Your Shotgun Fits You

How to Make Sure Your Shotgun Really Fits You

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If you’re not hitting with your shotgun as much as you’d like, odds are it’s because you’re using a gun that doesn’t really fit you. Gun-to-shooter fit affects accuracy and results more in a...