Everybody has been buying guns suitable for self defense, including pump action shotguns and buckshot. I have a good stuff of buckshot, but I only have 5 shells of federal flight control, so currently that is in the tube for home protection. You just have to keep your eye out for what is available. Next time I am gonna drop some money for 100 shells of flight control, but I am gonna wait till august or september to pick up some ammo.
The statement about rifled slugs I made is specific for deer hunting in the state of NJ. You can learn more about hunting regulations with your hunter safety course. Just ask your instructor.
All those red shells in my pic are Federal flight control and that's all I got left, and I have had zero luck refilling them lately.
Hope you will have better luck and not paying a hefty price.
Back to hunting, yes the heat shield does come off quite easily, just need to unscrew the picatinny rails at the muzzle end.
So I guess I got a shotgun for small game now... just need to wait to finish the hunter course.
Wait a minute, are you talking about hunting, or about legal gun ownership in general?...