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.
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.
When Benelli designed the M4 it created a top-notch firearm. When ATI sought to dress up the proven tactical shotgun, they made a great defensive gun even better.
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.
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.
Think you're quick breaking clays? Well, hate to break it to you, but you most likely don't hold a candle to John Yeiser IV. The high-speed shooter recently set the Guinness World Record as the world's fastest trap shooter and man is he quick.
In the world of tactical shotguns, 12-gauges have reigned supreme. But as Legacy's Gladius proves, the 20-gauge is starting to make headway into the defensive shotgun market.
To get everything out of a smooth bore when it matters most means feeding it the right loads. Here’s some top choices for defensive shotgun ammunition certain to come through in the most dire situations.
Winchester's Defender Line just got bigger with the addition of a 20-gauge segmenting slug, a round that aims to simplify the shotgun platform. It offers all the advantages of buckshot and a slug, without shooters having to reload.