During March and April, more Americans bought firearms than at any time in recent history. The home defense shotgun was one of the top purchases along with handguns. The reality is that while many homeowners now have pump-action shotguns in their house, few of these folks have real training or experience using them.
Relying upon movies and television for our defensive shotgun knowledge is a recipe for failure. What we hope to do in the next several paragraphs is to dispel Hollywood mythology and replace it with some practical reality.