MISC. SHOTGUNS

The Shooting Life of...

It’s an election year and firearms will be a primary talking point on the campaign trail. Guns have been integral to our country since November 15, 1620,...
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Don't Fall Victim To...

The recent gun and accessory shortages have created the perfect environment for those seeking to part us from our hard-earned money. We are desperate to...
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Side-by-Side Shotguns

Ask a shotgunner if they like side-by-sides and the answer is usually “of course, who doesn’t?” Side-by-sides are sleek and sexy, they’re...
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Win The battle Of The Bulge

Wild birds live in rugged areas and we go there for lots of flushes or knots of geese double-clucking their way into a field.
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Staggered Shells

I sort of miss the old Poly-Chokes E.F. White developed in Hartford, Conn. in the 1920s. Poly-Chokes were a practical, dial-and-go way for shotgunners to...
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Damascus-steel Barrels

Pull out a Damascus-barreled shotgun at a skeet range and a number of folks will run for the hills — they want to be far away when your blunderbuss blows up.
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Guns And Reliability

While factors such as weight, accuracy, ammunition availability and cost all factor into the selection of a defensive firearm, reliability is always a prime...
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3 Considerations When...

When shopping for a classic shotgun, there are three main points that consistently pop up in used gun shops, and they're always worthy of consideration.
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winchester model 37 shotguns
Winchester Model 37

Like all vintage Winchesters with a moderate price tag and a long production life, the Winchester Model 37 offers “a lot of gun for the money."
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ATI Nomad Vs. Scar

The FN SCAR 16S and the ATI Nomad 12-gauge are on opposite ends of the spectrum but the cheap single-barrel shotgun might be the better general-purpose...
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Shooting The Shorties

Several years back BATF approved the use of 14" barrel shotguns equipped with the Raptor-head grip as a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA), but not...
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SRM Arms 1216 Shotgun

Most fighting shotguns are descendants of hunting shotguns modified for use in a defensive/offensive role.
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Short-Barreled Shotguns

I’ve always been a fan of shorty shotguns. Not sure why, but when other people at the gun shows were looking at the Gold Cup 45s, I was looking at...
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Savage Arms Model 220 Turkey

It’s a funny thing about life — as you transition during the journey, thoughts and opinions about things sometimes change over time as age has a unique...
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Savage Arms Stevens 301

Looks can be deceiving. As I was walking, rather fighting, my way through the crowded aisles of the SHOT Show, I stopped by to visit friends at Savage.
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Four For Fighting

Presumably, it would take a bit of effort to get the WWI Germans to accuse you of war crimes but the 12-gauge Winchester 1897 managed it.
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Double the barrels, double...

Side-by-side, alley sweeper, street artillery, guard gun, coach gun, scattergun or simply “double” are some of the monikers the double barrel shotgun...
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Henry Announces 29 New...

Out with the old and in with the new, Henry Repeating Arms is launching 29 new rifle and shotgun models for 2021 — the largest product announcement in...
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The Teleology Of The Gun Nerd

The Human Genome Project is the largest collaborative biological research effort in human history.
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Browning Double Automatic

As a youth perusing outdoor magazines, the Browning advertisement for the “Double Automatic Shotgun” really captured my attention.
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Mossberg At 100

In March, 1919, the nascent O.F. Mossberg and Sons Company was hanging on a thread. Harold Mossberg was the only employee in the rented loft on State Street...
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Pouring Your Own Slugs

As a bullet caster, nothing beats heaving large hunks of cast lead projectiles at a target and watching the results.
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The Guns Of John Dillinger

John Dillinger was an inveterate career criminal who likely did more to promote the Federal Bureau of Investigation than any other single personality save...
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Model 1887 Lever-Action...

The shotgun has been a part of our heritage since the founding of this great nation. They have been used for hunting, defense and even in times of war.
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Model 1887 Lever-Action...

The shotgun has been a part of our heritage since the founding of this great nation. They have been used for hunting, defense and even in times of war.
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KelTec KSG Bullpup

In 2011 KelTec introduced the KSG — a pump-action bullpup shotgun holding 14 rounds via two tubular magazines.
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Axeon Optics Shotlight

We all want a $600 forend light for our home defense shotgun, along with a $3,000 custom 1911 and $5,000 scope for our tack-driving “tactical” rifle.
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Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde

Back before the colors of Flat Dark Earth, Ranger Green, Coyote, camouflage du jour, etc., all the cool kids used Scorched Earth, also commonly called Black.
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Henry Side Gate Lever...

We’ve heard from people who think the .410 bore is a poor choice for wingshooters — an opinion with which we wholeheartedly disagree. From the early...
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Make Mine A Shotgun

In the last decade or so, the shotgun has been largely eclipsed by semiautomatic carbines — especially the AR-15/M4 — for use by law enforcement and...
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Crimson Trace offers...

If you’re one of those people always looking for a tactical edge in your personal defense strategy, you just might want to snoop out the Lasersaddle...
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Turkey Takedown Technology

There’s no field sport better than turkey hunting to introduce new hunters to the skills needed to pursue big game. Keen of sight and omnivorous in his food
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Guns And Aging:

One of the most senior shootists I’ve known was John Hansbury, who had two careers including chief armorer of the U.S. Coast Guard. I got to know John...
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Savage Arms 125th Celebration

For shooters, two things stand out about 1894. Winchester introduced the Model 1894 lever-action rifle and Arthur Savage founded the Savage
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For Shotgunners: MTM...

Being a metallic cartridge reloader, I’ve been using MTM cartridge boxes for years because those thin cardboard factory boxes don’t last very long in my...
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The Mystery Gun

It WAS a mystery. A strange combination gun has intrigued me since I acquired it on a whim at a Tucson, Ariz., gun show a few years ago.
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The Street-Legal 12-Ga. Komrad

Originally formed as an importer but now strictly a manufacturer, Kalashnikov USA (K-USA) offers American consumers a chance to own some interesting
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Backyard Battlefields

Homo sapiens is an intrinsically predatory species. It’s tucked someplace within our DNA. One need only survey male kindergarteners on a playground to...
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How To Run Shotguns for...

In this week's final entry of the 4-Shot Favorites on "Shotguns for Defense: What Do You Need To Know", we take a look at some training tips and advice from...
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Buckshot vs. Birdshot

A test in publisher Roy Huntington's backyard range shows how buckshot and birdshot perform.
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EAA’s MKA 1923 Bullpup

Traditional shotgun designs get massaged and tweaked from year to year but it’s usually pretty darn stodgy out there. The excitement that comes from the...
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Check Out Mossberg’s...

Mossberg has taken another step forward in the evolution of the Shockwave pump-action firearm with the introduction of the 12-ga. 590M Shockwave, which...
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Buckshot vs. Birdshot

A test in publisher Roy Huntington's backyard range shows how buckshot and birdshot perform.
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EAA’s MKA 1923 Bullpup

Traditional shotgun designs get massaged and tweaked from year to year but it’s usually pretty darn stodgy out there. The excitement that comes from the...
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Check Out Mossberg’s...

Mossberg has taken another step forward in the evolution of the Shockwave pump-action firearm with the introduction of the 12-ga. 590M Shockwave, which...
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Lever-Action PW87 Shotgun...

Skip right past “The Terminator” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s use of a lever-action shotgun while riding a motorcycle, and head farther back into...
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A Shotgun In Your Holster

Well, not quite, but handgun shotshells have come a long way and have greatly expanded the utility of that handgun on your hip. I’m sure creative...
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Twenty Things To Know...

Why this? Because the questions come all the time. “12 gauge or 20? Long or short barrel? Folding stock or not? What kind of sights? What’s buckshot?...
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The Affinity Catalyst

With the recent and encouraging influx of women into the shooting sports, it’s about time firearm manufacturers got serious about designing shotguns for a...
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A Refined Autoloader

When you want to build a no-holds-barred competition firearm, go ask the leading competitors, right? That’s exactly what Mossberg has done to give us a...
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High-Tech Shotgun Ammo

Innovations in ammunition power the shooting industry. Some developments are particularly intriguing because they’re radical, unique and highly effective,...
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Ye Olde English Shotgunners

Some of the greatest treasures in the world of shotgunning literature are the works of 19th century English sportsmen. Historically, the 19th century was a...
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