Shotguns

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Newson Aims at Elegance with Beretta 486

Famed designer Marc Newson made headlines by joining Apple earlier this fall. But he also took center stage in the firearms world recently, designing a beautiful new shotgun for the world's oldest gun maker.

Learning the basics of shotgun shooting and practicing often translates to more success in the field.

Six Shotgunning Tips for the Field and Range

Getting a shotgun to hit where you point it can be a challenge. But there are a few tricks of the trade that will get you smashing more clays and bagging more birds the next time you break out your smoothbore.

The 28-gauge is often overlooked, but there are many sweet-shooting guns chambered in this gauge.

The Great 28-Gauge

The 28-gauge has proven its worth on the field and range, and number of manufacturers are turning out nice options in this nifty gauge.

The crimp on a shotgun shell is easy to overlook, but this simple aspect of reloading holds a lot of sway over the ammunition's performance.

Shotgun Shell Crimp Styles and Performance

The crimp on a shotgun shell is almost taken for granted, but it plays important roles in the functioning of the ammunition. From keeping the shot and powder in place to helping control the burn rate, a proper crimp is vital in reloading ammo.

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Adapter Opens Stock Options for 20-Gauge Remington 870

There's little doubt 20-gauge shotguns are gaining popularity as defensive firearms. And with Mesa Tactical's new stock adapter for the Remington 870, the smaller bore guns can now be decked out with a slew of different stocks.

Salvo 12 Suppressor Review.

SilencerCo Salvo 12 Suppressor Review

I heard the thwack-thwack-thwack! as I approached the firing line, and for all the world it sounded like a loud pellet rifle. But when I got to the line I realized the “thwacks” were from 12-gauge shotguns equipped with SilencerCo’s new Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor.

Given their usefulness in close quarters and urban environments, the shotgun is becoming a more popular tactical tool.

Defensive Use of Tactical Shotguns

When it comes to shotguns, there has been a marked turn toward home-defense. Here's a few points about taking up the defensive shotgun for the protection of yourself, home or office.