You’ll enjoy this shotgun guide if:
- You’ve taken up shotgun sports and want to learn more about the use of the firearm within this application
- You’re looking for ammunition and accessory options for your shotgun
- You want to learn about the different applications for and types of shotguns
The Gun Digest Guide to Modern Shotgunning by L.P. Brezny explores the recent popularity of and fascination with shotguns and shotgun sports, from clay bird competitions and hunting, to home- and personal-defense uses, as well as their general affordability sparking interest from gun buyers. Learn more about these applications, as well as shotgun accessories for self-defense, hunting, and target shooting. Discover a variety of shotgun ammunition choices, from .410-bore to 10-gauge, and get action breakdowns for every type of the popular firearm-pump, semi-auto, and double-barrels. Whether you’ve owned a shotgun for one year or ten, or are just interested in the firearm and its applications, this gun guide is sure to expand your knowledgebase of the popular and versatile shotgun.
Learn the ins and outs of the flexible and dependable shotgun, with a focus on real-world field-testing examples Brezny has been exposed to and participated in. Get real-world, practical information on choosing the best shotgun, available options for shotshell load designs, expected lifespan of your firearm, top performers for competition and general-purpose shotguns, and much more. With this expansive guide, find out what’s new in shotgunning, and what’s ultimately pushing modern shotgun technology today.
In the Gun Digest Guide to Modern Shotgunning you’ll find:
- Hundreds of full-color photos
- Action breakdowns for every type-pump, semi-auto and double-barrels
- Easy-to-understand ballistics tables
A word from the author:
“Overall, and taking interesting developments…and viewing them as a reflection of what truly defines today’s modern shotguns, what I can assure every reader is that, if you review this work in detail, you will come away a better informed shotgunner, no matter your choice of use for these ever-popular firearms.” -L.P. Brezny
About the author:
With more than 50 years of experience in the field and the testing lab, author L.P. Brezny is one of today’s most recognized shotgun experts and authors. He is a contributor to dozens of firearms publications, such as Wildfowl, Shotgun Sports, and Varmint Hunters, and he is a regular columnist in the Gun Digest annual. This is his second book with Gun Digest.
CHAPTER 1: From Tanks to Model 870s, They’re All Just Pieces of Pipe
CHAPTER 2: The Shotgun’s Foundations
CHAPTER 3: Pump, Doubles, Singles, and Semi’s – Which Type’s Best for You?
CHAPTER 4: Shotgun Lifespan – Just How Long Will Yours Last?
CHAPTER 5: That Thing That Goes Bang!
CHAPTER 6: Non-Toxic Shotshells – Making Waves and Breaking New Ground
CHAPTER 7: After the Barrel – Shot Dispersion
CHAPTER 8: Shot String Dynamics
CHAPTER 9: Shotgun Chokes – The Key to Patterning Proficiency
CHAPTER 10: 10-Gauge vs. 12-Gauge Magnum – Is There A Clear Winner?
CHAPTER 11: Upland Shots, Ground Pounders and More Modern Loads
CHAPTER 12: The Slug Evolved – Big Game and the Shotgun
CHAPTER 13: The Varmint/Predator Shotgun
CHAPTER 14: Evolution of the Turkey Gun
CHAPTER 15: The Tactical Shotgun
CHAPTER 16: Competition and General-Purpose Shotguns – Today’s Top Performers
CHAPTER 17: Shotshell Testing – It’s All in the Details
AFTERWORD: Birds and Clays, Clays and Birds: Improving the Act of Shooting