12 gauge shotguns are overly powerful for a handheld firearm. The only legal gauge more potent than it is the 10 gauge. But these shells pack enough punch to bring down any game that walks this earth today. More power also means that these shotguns have a longer effective range. A gauge is a very versatile firearm.
Produced in just about every type of shotgun, from semi-automatics to pump actions and everything in between, the 12 gauge is the shotgun of choice for the big game, turkey, waterfowl, upland, and small game hunters. It’s also the #1 choice for home defense and military and law enforcement use.