The short-barreled, pump-action shotgun is still the go-to home-defense firearm of choice for many Americans.
But the debate rages on: birdshot or buckshot, and at what distances? Sheriff Jim Wilson is back with his Remington 870 at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Ariz., to test various loads to determine the effectiveness and feasibility of using each within the home. Most importantly, he tells you when each is most appropriate to use.
Watch the complete American Rifleman TV segment, "Defensive Shotgun Training," above.