Shotguns for home defense

I’ve long been a proponent of the pump shotgun for home defense.  The trusty 12 gauge pump shotgun is reliable, easy to use, powerful, and affords an almost limitless variety of ammunition selection.  The writers at have an excellent write-up on budget-minded shotguns that excel at home defense duty.


The Remington 870 is a classic choice with strong aftermarket support to deck it out to your liking.

Remember to check out the selection at our Gun Genie, or if you can’t find what you want from us, we’re happy to handle your firearm transfers as well 🙂