We hear a lot about the handguns and the rifles that are recommended for home defense and survival, but the shotgun is often overlooked.
The shotgun, may in fact be the best and most versatile survival weapon of all.
While, it’s not easy to conceal and its hard to deploy in tight spaces, so it’s not ideal to foil street crime or carjacking. However, for home defense and urban/suburban civil disorder situations the shotgun has great advantages over handguns and carbines. Just the sight of that big barrel and the sound of a round being jacked into the chamber can be enough to discourage most thugs.