While the AR-15 is America’s rifle, I’m sure the pump shotgun is probably the most prolific long gun around. I haven’t checked to see if there are more shotguns than AR-15s in America, if I had to bet…it would be a close call. Mossberg 500s are my go to shotguns. The safety being on the tang as opposed to near the trigger guard is a winner in my book. If the SHTF, there will be plenty of 12 guage ammo around.

At an average cost of $250-$300 (without all the tactical doodads), it’s hard to beat the stopping power of a 12 guage pump gun for home defense, and self defense at distances under 50yards. Nice to see the Mossberg hanging around for years to come.

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