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Celebrating 25 Years of the Benelli Super Black Eagle

Benelli’s inertia-driven Super Black Eagle was the first semi-automatic shotgun to chamber the 12-ga., 3½" shell. The landmark design did more than just work with the big shells—it changed a culture.

Gun Review: Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotgun

In 1903, two semi-automatic shotguns revolutionized hunting. John M. Browning’s long-recoil-operated Automatic-5—“Five shots under your finger,” read the advertising—and Swedish gunsmith Carl Axel Theodor Sjögren’s inertia-operated “Normal” shotgun.

Tested: TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun

That a shotgun is a capable, if not perfect, firearm for protecting one’s person, family, abode or homestead is undeniable.

Tested: Winchester Super X4 Shotgun

Winchester’s newest SX4 semi-automatic is a continuation of the shared technology of Browning and Winchester.

Tested: Hatfield SAS Shotgun

A workhorse shotgun priced for the masses, the Hatfield SAS is a 12-ga., 3", gas-operated semi-automatic that wears a walnut stock, a 28" vent-rib barrel with interchangeable choke tubes and an anodized aluminum finish.

TriStar Viper G2 Bronze Shotgun Now in .410 Bore

The new chambering offers new opportunities for shotgunners of all levels of experience.

Tested: Franchi Affinity 3 Shotgun

It might seem strange at first for Franchi to name a shotgun “Affinity,” but in the broad sense of the word, a natural liking for something, it fits. Simply put, it’s an easy shotgun to shoot and shoot well.

Tested: EAA MKA 1923 Bullpup Shotgun

Bullpup-style firearms have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their enhanced maneuverability—without sacrificing downrange effectiveness.

Tested: Beretta 1301 Tactical Marine

Many who rely on a firearm for home defense or some other form of personal protection believe there is no better answer than the tactical shotgun, and they may have a point.

Tested: Remington V3 Tac-13

Just a few years ago the shooting community witnessed the rise of a new commercially available defensive platform subset: pistol-grip “firearms” with barrels shorter than 18", chambered for shotgun shells.

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