Caesar Guerini Magnus 20 Gauge

This is such a pretty gun, and we think that backed by the amount of hand-finishing both inside and out, as well as the company's invaluable pit-stop program, that it's worth the higher price tag. Its unique pitch configuration will have most shooters firing above their targets. Needs porting.

Browning Cynergy Classic 20 Gauge

This gun has it all—porting, extended choke tubes, fiber-optic sights, the proper balance for sporting clays, and a main-event 12-gauge feel in a 20-gauge package. This fell short of an A rank because it came with three choke tubes and no hard case.

Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate...