There is no shortage of bad advice regarding the use of shotguns for home defense. As such, attending an introductory defensive shotgun class, like KR Training’s Defensive Shotgun 1, is a sound and reasonable investment.
The LTT 1301 Tactical shotgun is the current hotness according to defensive shotgun practitioners and instructors. Guess who got their grubby mitts on one? That’s right! This guy did. Let’s take a look at it.
Owning a handgun for personal protection doesn’t mean one is adequately prepared to use it for that purpose. Just like owning a car doesn’t mean one is ready to start driving it. There is some learning and skill development that should take place first.
Not all handguns are designed with self defense in mind and some that are aren’t particularly well suited for it. Knowing what qualities to look for in a defensive handgun helps discern the good from not so good.
Selecting a firearm for self defense is serious business. There are several things to consider, even more so for a first firearm.
This post in the Home Defense 101 series explores the aspect of fortification which hardens the home against intrusion. This slows down the intrusion process which may deter an intruder while buying inhabitants time to respond.