Shotguns are a great option for hunting or even for personal defense. They work by firing a bunch of small pellets or a single slug, though small pellets are the most common and popular option. With a shotgun, you basically just have to point the gun in the general direction of your target and fire. Accuracy is not the most important because of the wide scatter pattern of the shot. This makes shotguns the perfect weapon for home defense, because they are effective even if you are scared or stressed. You don’t need the steady hand that you need with a rifle. All you need is to point your shotgun in the right direction. Often even just the sound of a round being chambered in a shotgun is enough to dissuade any home invader or bad guy.
Shotguns as we know them were originally created for use in World War I, but the design of a smooth-barreled firearm that shot multiple pellets went back to the 18th Century prior to the introduction of the rifle. Since then, many people have relied on their shotguns to keep them safe and give them an advantage in close-quarters combat. You’re not going to be doing any sniper shooting with a shotgun, but your shotgun is invaluable for home defence.
A pistol grip on your shotgun makes it easier to handle and more comfortable to shoot. Everyone’s hands are different but almost everyone can agree on one thing: standard factory-issue grips aren’t comfortable for anyone!
The first thing most gun owners do as soon as they get a new weapon is to replace the grip with one that works for them. Our grips here at Israeli Weapons are sturdy, comfortable, and easy to hold. They will help improve your accuracy and give you confidence with your shotgun.