The American Firearms Guide to Shotguns

From the basics of selecting a shotgun to maintenance, upgrades, and how to use them, our shotgun guide will keep you up-to-date on all things scattergun.

Table of Contents

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SECTION 1

Basics

If you need to know the difference between break action and birdshot,  have no fear — these these articles cover “Shotgun 101”.

SECTION 2

Shotgun Marksmanship

Shotguns differ from other firearms in many respects, but getting your shot on target should always be a priority. We cover the how-tos of getting good with a shotgun.  

SECTION 3

Maintenance

Shotguns are simple to clean and maintain, but there are a few tricks to getting it right and saving time, especially with gas-operated sorts. 

SECTION 4

Shotgun Loads & Calibers

The diversity of load and ammo available with a common shotgun can be both a blessing and a curse for the uninitiaited. Luckily we make it easy for ya. 

SECTION 5

Accessories & Security

A shotgun doesn’t have to be just that — you can add a number of fantastic accessories to the mix and get even more out of your chosen scattergun.