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2021 Shotgun of the Year: Rock Island Armory VRBP-100

Of the myriad rifles introduced and tested by your American Rifleman, Rock Island Armory (RIA) and its VRBP-100 shotgun earn the top honor for 2021 as Shotgun of the Year.

NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory Emissary

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview American Rifleman staff check out a custom-grade handgun from Springfield Armory that comes at a production-grade price point.

Stoeger Double Defense: A Side-By-Side Designed For Defensive Duty

The Stoeger Double Defense break-action, double-barreled shotguns are set up purely for home defense, and come in 12-ga. and 20-ga. versions.

Rangemaster Shotgun Training With The Benelli M4

Of all the options for home-defense arms, the shotgun has long been a staple for such scenarios, as explored here with Benelli's semi-automatic, 12-ga. M4 shotgun set up according to the teachings of Tom Givens of Rangemaster Firearms Training.

NRA Gun of the Week: Mossberg Maverick 88

Watch this week's "Gun of the Week" video preview with the all-purpose Maverick 88 shotgun from Mossberg.

New for 2021: Smith & Wesson M&P12 Shotgun

Smith & Wesson expanded its M&P line with the company's first shotgun, a bullpup-style design chambered for 12-ga. shotshells and featuring twin magazine tubes for added capacity.

NRA Gun of the Week: EAA Churchill 620 Optics Tactical

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview American Rifleman staff have the latest Optics Tactical version of EAA’s Churchill 620 series of manually operated shotgun in 20 gauge.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger MAX-9

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman editors take to the range Ruger’s new pocketable 9 mm that is built for optics and increased capacity.

Preview: Adaptive Tactical EX Performance Tactical Light Forend

Adaptive Tactical released a newly redesigned shotgun fore-end complete with a built-in light that's designed for use on today's popular Remington and Mossberg pump-action shotguns.

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