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10 GREAT SHOTGUNS — THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE
Not long ago, we looked at 10 great handguns. The feature was well received with many comments. Today, we are looking at 10 great
shotguns. The author is a hunter, and interested in personal defense, but he may not be able to cover some of the great sporting
clay and competition shotguns. He doesn’t write about firearms that he has not personally handled and firedWith that being
understood, let’s look at 10 great shotguns.
10 Great Shotguns — The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide
COMPACT CAPACITY: TOP GLOCK 19 ALTERNATIVES
The author’s first pistol was a Glock 19. The compact size and high-capacity magazine was a great combination. However, he wanted
to look at some alternatives that could serve in the same role. Like the Glock 19, these are all compact, striker-fired pistols
with double-stack magazines — holding around 15 rounds of 9mm. Some are more expensive, and some are less, but most are around the
same price point.
Compact Capacity: Top Glock 19 Alternatives
RED DOT OR IRON SIGHTS FOR A SELF-DEFENSE ENCOUNTER
Most of the popular handguns are now offered with optic-cut slides and even optic-mounted handguns from the factory. Red dot
sights do seem to be simpler to quickly learn and may be effective in personal defense situations. While I have seen trends come
and go, including gun-mounted lasers, the red dot seems here to stay.
Red Dot or Iron Sights for a Self-Defense Encounter
GERMAN SPORTS GUNS — .22S FOR PRACTICE AND FUN
Recently, the author came across a couple of .22 handguns that fit right into his training program, because they faithfully
replicate centerfire handguns he shoots regularly. The two handguns are made in Germany by German Sports Guns (GSG) and imported
by American Tactical, Inc. a 1911 and a FireFly that is built in the likeness of the SIG P226. Anyone looking to save money on
German Sports Guns — .22s for Practice and Fun
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A PUNT GUN?
The punt gun was used when you wanted to hit a lot of targets spread over a wide space. It was big in a class of already large
bore firearms. In fact, it was of exceptionally large bore in a class of large weapons. A punt gun is a type of extremely large
shotgun that was used primarily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial
What in the World Is a Punt Gun?
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