The Mossberg 590 Shockwave and the Remington 870 Tac-14 are both great ideas, but they are not the last word on the subject of short barreled shotguns.
I know of one often overlooked pocket pistol that has been around for almost seventy years and has a proven track record worldwide: the Makarov PM pistol.
For a survival gun, training new shooters, using up old ammo — any of these choices make shotgun cartridge adapters more cost effective than a new gun.
Cleaning your guns after the season ends, no matter if it’s small or big game, is essential to keeping these tools in fine order for the next go round.
I suppose the big question, especially for dedicated carriers, is how is the accuracy of the 649 for those who want to hit anything past a few yards?
You don’t need to smash open your piggy bank to buy the defensive shotgun you were always looking for, or need to complement your existing defense guns.
When hunting, whether it’s to put venison in the freezer or to clean out your varmint population, you are obligated to make the kill as clean as possible.
The caliber you choose should be directly informed by the shots it will be necessary to make in order to bag your game animal.
For more than fifty years Remington has dominated the pump-action rifle market with their fast firing Model 7600 without any signs of slowing down.
16 gauge shotguns have shown me their unmatched versatility in the dense woods of my home state, taking whitetail deer, grouse and everything in between.