• Benelli USA
    USA part of the Benello Shotgun manufacturer
  • Bismuth Cartridge Company
    Shotgun Cartridge Company – their site features product informartion and a listing of distributors
  • Double Gun BBS – Interactive Questions and Answers on Double Guns
    A bulletin board to pose, ponder, and answer questions on double-barreled shotguns, rifles, drillings, and combination guns.
  • Franchi
    Double Barrel and Autoloading Shotguns
  • Huglu Shotguns for sportsmen & collectors
    Over&under, side by side, semi-automatic and pump action huglu shotguns for collectors, sportsmen, law enforcement officers, target shooters, clay shooters, trap shooters, hunters.
  • Ithaca Gun
    Site featuring info on parts, repairs, and restoration on classic Ithaca firearms
  • Izhevsky Mekhanichesky Zavod State Enterprise
    Site features catalog of Shotguns and Airguns produced at this facility
  • JTH Agency
    NY authorized dealer for Perazzi,Kolar,Beretta,and Ithaca shotguns
  • James Russell Publishing
    Professional shotgun shooting instructional books. lot’s of shooting advice.
  • Jaqua’s Fine Guns, Inc.
    Firm offers English, European, and American Doubles – they also have a Trap Club
  • Joel Etchen Guns
    Specializes in beretta shotguns
  • Keensights Custom Shot Gun Ribs
    Custom shot gun ribs
  • Mossberg
    The World’s Largest Manufacturer of pump action shotguns
  • Mossberg 500 Resouce
    Complete disassembly, pictures, links, tips, shooting and saftey guidelines and shotgun shooting sports
  • Northern Shotgunner’s Home Page
    Page in Japanese on Shotguns
  • SKB Shotguns
    Manufacturer of shotguns
    provides information on all things shotgun related,including; forums,classifieds,buy,sell,hunting leases,clubs,etc
  • The L’A. Mardaga belt
    The famous L’A. Mardaga belt and high grade belgian shotguns
  • The Shotgun Report
    Articles, Q&A (Ask the Technoid), classifieds – a good solid offering for the shotgun enthusiast
  • charles daly
    the shooting sports specialist. world famous shotguns, rifles and handguns selected from the finest manufacturers around the world
  • – online shotguns magazine
    info about most popular guns produced worldwide – beretta, browning, benelli, rizzini, fausti, franchi, skb, cz, ruger, sauer, etc
  • huglu usa
    high quality hand-crafted over and under, side by side, and semi-automatic shotguns featuring select turkish walnut, hand engraving, and very precise fit and finish at very affordable prices.
  • hwkleiduiven
    dutch historical shotgun page
  • mcdonald’s gunshop
    specializes in high grade, collectable and classic doubles, both shotguns and rifles. makers such as purdey, dickson, boss, beretta, browning, perazzi and westley richards.located in melbourne, australia, and exporting to the usa and abroad
  • miroku
    japanese shotgun manufacturer
  • perazzi
    italian made shotguns. site features information in both english and italian

Buy a Shotgun Online: Shotguns for Sale, Used Shotguns

A shotgun is sometimes called a “scattergun” or “peppergun”, and it is traditionally used for hunting fowls. It is a firearm that relies on energy from a fixed shell to launch a number of spherical bullets or a solid projectile. The spherical bullets are referred to as shot and the solid projectile is called a slug. Shotguns are mostly fired from the shoulder, and they range in size from .22-inch to 2-inch bore.

The shotgun is usually used for shooting targets that are small or fast-moving. The shot from a shotgun spreads after it is fired, and this makes it possible for the shooter to hit a target without precise aiming. Nonetheless, a shotgun can only be used for firing at short-range targets, and its shot has limited penetration. Shotgun users can achieve better penetration with a larger shot size, but it will be more difficult for them to hit their targets, since a larger shot releases fewer projectiles. At close range, a shotgun can cause more damage than many rifles and most handguns.

Shotguns can be used for a wide range purposes, including hunting, sporting, law enforcement, and military purposes. In hunting, they are the most preferred type of guns for shooting birds, because they are the best guns for hitting fast-moving targets. Nowadays, more and more hunters are using shotguns for deer hunting as well. Shots from shotguns do not travel as far as rifle bullets, and they are considered less hazardous. In sporting, shotguns are used in sports such as sporting clays, skeet shooting, and trap shooting. Law enforcement officers use shotguns as support weapons, especially in road blocks and riots.

There are many different types of shotguns, and the most popular ones are the single shot shotgun, the pump-action shotgun, the auto-loader, and the double barrel shotgun. The single shot shotgun is the most affordable type of shotgun, but it is also the most inconvenient to use. It requires reloading after every shot, and it is suitable for inexperienced gun users. The most commonly used type of shotgun is the pump-action shotgun. This shotgun is affordable and reliable, and it can hold multiple shells. After each shot, the user has to pump the gun to remove the used shell and load a new one. An auto-loader is a semi-automatic shotgun that can reload with just a pull of the trigger. Its automatic cycling action reduces recoil, making it a great gun to use. The double barrel shotgun is the most expensive type of shotgun. It can hold two shells, and it can come in the form of side-by-side or over-under double barrel. It allows the shooter to place different chokes in the barrels, and this improves the chances of getting a successful shot.

In the past, the best places to buy shotguns are local gun stores and hunting stores. Nowadays, people prefer to buy shotguns online, because there is a wider selection of guns on the Internet, and they can do some comparison shopping to find the best deals possible. Online gun stores and gun auction websites offer an extensive range of new and used shotguns at very competitive prices, and they can ship the guns to any location in the United States within a few days. Gun buyers can also find private shotgun sellers through online classified ads.

Here are links to more information about shotgun as well as websites that offer great selections of shotguns:

  • Gun Source: One of the best places to buy shotguns online.
  • Able’s Ammo: This website offers shotguns from the finest gun manufacturers.
  • Gun Broker: The leading gun auction company on the Internet.
  • Gun Directory: This online directory features an extensive list of shotgun classified ads.
  • Impact Guns: Impact Guns offers top quality shotguns at very reasonable prices.
  • Dury’s Gun Shop: This online gun store has great selections of new and used shotguns.

Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Still Hunting


Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


Which field carry provides the most firearm control?



Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license


Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.