New For 2024: Heritage Mfg. Badlander Shotgun

posted on March 30, 2024
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Images courtesy of Heritage Mfg.

Georgia-based Heritage Manufacturing is known for its classically styled single-action revolvers and revolving rifles. Adding to this Old West theme, last year, the company introduced its Settler line of lever-action rifles. New for 2024, Heritage is rounding out its line-up of Western firearms with a traditional double-barrel scattergun—the Badlander shotgun.

Right side of the Heritage Mfg. Badlander shotgun.Known for its Old West-themed firearms, Heritage Mfg. is adding the classic, double-barrel “coach gun” to its line-up with the Badlander.

The moniker “coach gun” comes from the habit of someone riding “shotgun” on a mail or passenger stagecoach, armed with a double-barrel shotgun that had been chopped down to a more manageable size. The Badlander follows this model. With 18.5” cylinder-bore barrels, it has an overall length of only 34.85” and weighs 6.5 lbs. The shotgun uses a break-open, side-by-side barrel design and is chambered for 12-ga. shells of up to 3” in length.

Its sighting system is a simple brass bead mounted on the rib at the front end. A sliding safety is positioned on the tang, and each barrel is fired by its own trigger. Carbon steel is used for its barrels and action, both of which are finished in black oxide. the buttstock and fore-end are made of Turkish walnut with checkering in the grasping areas. The Heritage logo is featured prominently on both the stock and action.

Left side of the Heritage Mfg. Badlander shotgun.The Badlander is designed for those who appreciate traditional firearms or homeowners who prefer the simplicity and compact size of a double-barrel defensive shotgun.

The Badlander is designed for those who appreciate classic firearms, cowboy action shooting competitors, or those who like the simplicity, reliability and short overall length of a double-barrel shotgun for home defense. The Heritage Badlander has an MSRP of $894. For more information, visit


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