The best type of shotgun ammunition for home defense is buckshot. These are basically large lead balls inside shells that get loaded into the shotgun. Most people use buckshot for hunting big animals, but they are suitable for self defense purposes as well.What is 410 GA ammo?
410 Gauge Ammo. show category description. 410 gauge or 410 bore is the smallest available caliber in the shotgun family. Generally easy to handle, 410 gauge ammo offers a light load compared to other shotgun rounds making it an ideal round for young shooters looking to hone their skills without developing a habit of flinching upon recoil.How many shells does a shotgun have?
While most hunting shotguns hold between 2 and 5 shells (often 3 shells, to comply with U.S. regulations for migratory bird hunting), riot shotguns can have a magazine tube as long as the barrel, allowing for 6 to 10 shells to be loaded depending on the model, barrel length, and type of shells loaded.