The shotgun has a long history and has only gotten better through the years. A pump –action shotgun with a sling, tactical light and stocked with #1 buck is a must for your home defense preparation. A weapon is only as useful as the person using it, so don’t just have a gun in your home get educated on the proper use of it and be sure to practice regularly as well as getting any members of your household familiar with the use of it. The best place to get real life practice is at outdoor ranges where you can engage in targets at the close ranges that you and your family members would be dealing with in the home. Also don’t leave out the importance of dealing with your shotgun in different environments, like low lighting and high stress situations so when you need to protect yourself and your family you’ll be confident and level-headed.