Shotguns

Shooting trap with your over-under or wingshooting with your pump-action, Gun Digest has everything the shotgun enthusiast is after. Expert shotgun articles, reviews, videos and shooting tips are certain to make you more efficient with your shotgun.

While a lever-action shotgun seems strange today, tAs this replica Winchester Model 1887 demonstrates, a lever-action shotgun is a strange design. But the gun was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.he Winchester Model 1887 was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.

Video: Winchester’s Unique Lever-Action Shotgun

Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.

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Gallery: 2014 New Tactical Shotguns

If you're looking to upgrade your tactical collection or simply want a new gun to protect your family and your property, today’s tactical shotgun options perform as slick as they look. Here are four new ones worthy of rapid deployment should the situation dictate.

While affordable, the Citori 725 line offers elegant features, such as engraving and three grades of walnut.

Browning Adds 20 Gauge to Citori 725 Line

Browning made waves a few years back, introducing an updated version of its Citori over-under shotgun. The 725 has proven so popular, in fact, the company has now released a 20-gauge version.

For waterfowlers, the Breda was available in 10-gauge and in 12-gauge 3-inch magnum models. These guns weighed from 7½ pounds in 12-gauge, up to 8½ pounds in 10-gauge.

Gun Collecting: The Unique Breda Shotgun

The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.

AA 12

Video: Full-Automatic AA 12 in Action

When it comes to firepower, there are few weapon systems that can outdo the AA 12. The fully automatic shotgun can throw a massive amount of lead in a short amount of time.

Tactical Shotgun

Full Fury of Catamount’s Tactical Shotgun

Whether talking home defense or ultimate survival gun, plenty of arguments can be made for the shotgun as the one type of firearm that will serve those purposes best. It also doesn’t hurt if it boasts a little visual intimidation factor and tactical attitude.