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6 Reasons To Own A Shotgun

Updated: Oct 20, 2023


First and foremost, if you’re looking to own a firearm, A shotgun is going to be one of your most affordable options out there. Shotguns can still be affordable from brands such as Remmington, Mossberg, Browning, and others. You should buy a shotgun should you want an affordable firearm that can deal with just about every situation. Ammo is also relatively cheap and comes in multiple “gauges” to fit whatever type of shotgun you buy.

Home defense

You should buy a shotgun if you’re looking for a firearm for home defense. Since shotguns come in different sizes and can be highly customizable, they are perfect for home defense. You have the option of using either non-lethal rounds, birdshot, buckshot, and slugs to take down anyone that tries to enter your home to endanger you or your family. Although you can’t conceal carry your shotgun, they still make great firearms for protecting your home or business. Shotguns are on just about every survival guide and that’s because of their simple design and effectiveness and with proper training can be a formidable tool.


Shotguns have been used for hundreds of years. They have been mainstays for hunting, self-defense, and recreational shooting. Whether you choose a pump, semi-automatic, or double-barrel shotgun, you will always have a reliable tool to use at your disposal. This is also why you can find so many used models on the market. With proper maintenance, shotguns can last a lifetime, and can easily be handed down to children or family members. Buying your first shotgun may be the only shotgun you ever need because of how routinely robust most models are.

Recreational Use

One of our favorite reasons to buy a shotgun is so you can shoot clay targets. Ask almost any hunter, and they’ll tell you that this is one of their favorite pastimes. Clay target shooting, or “shooting skeet”, is a fantastic hobby and can be fun for the newbie or pro. If you have the land, clay targets are relatively cheap and a family member can throw them in the sky for you. If you’re looking for a fun hobby, buying a shotgun may be the right choice for you.

Easy maintenance

Shotguns are fairly easy to clean and can be disassembled in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, most shotguns can be disassembled by simply watching a YouTube video. Can also visit your local gunsmith or take a class with the N.F.A.B for an even more thorough cleaning. This is an important but often undervalued reason to buy a shotgun.


A shotgun can be used for almost anything from law enforcement, military, sports and personal use. Whether you want to engage in a new hobby, go hunting, sports clay shooting or use this tool for home defense, a shotgun can do it all. There are multiple options to choose from and multiple sizes of ammo that are perfect for your situation. If you are looking to buy a firearm for the first time, a shotgun is a perfect tool to learn and grow with.

Whether you’re a pro or a first-time buyer, we’ll help with training to enhance ownership of your firearm. Contact us today and find out how we can help you!

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