Guns of PDTV: Tough, Affordable Home Defense Shotgun

Guns of PDTV: Tough, Affordable Home Defense Shotgun
Barrel length is 18 inches for maneuverability. Choke is cylinder bore, which is equally effective at fighting distances with everything from birdshot to buckshot. And if you need a slug to stop a fight, let 'er rip.

On a recent trip to film episodes of Personal Defense TV with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch, we got a sneak peek and the opportunity to shoot the new Thunder Ranch edition of Mossberg's venerable Model 500 fighting shotgun.

If you know anything about Clint Smith, it's that he's about as straight forward as they come regarding guns, training and gear. You won't find anything stupid taught at Thunder Ranch, and you won't find any stupid features on the TR 500.  This shotgun is, simply, a fighting machine.

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