Whether for defensive use, 3 Gun competition or both, Beretta’s new American-made A300 Ultima Patrol shotgun is a versatile option that shouldn’t be overlooked.
One of the more affordable shotguns in Benelli’s lineup is the Montefeltro, which has been a mainstay in the company’s lineup for years. The basic design, though, hadn’t been updated since 2004, so for 2023, Benelli decided to refresh the gun with a number of new features.
Had I not stumbled across this little gem in my late father’s collection, I wouldn’t have learned about U.S. Army Capt. K.K.V. Casey and his extraordinary shooting ability in the early 20th century or how he’d won several competitions, one of which earned him this Remington Model 11 12-ga. semi-automatic shotgun.
The CZ 712 G3 is a fine example of a company adhering to cookie entrepreneur Debbi Fields’ maxim, “Good enough never is.” By improving on an established design, CZ offers consumers a rugged, reliable semi-automatic suitable for nigh all shotgunning tasks—all for less than $600.