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Black Aces Tactical Pro Series S Max

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $420 Black Aces Tactical has offered custom shotguns for some time. They now import Turkish shotguns in various styles. The S Max shotgun is a nicely-fitted and well-finished shotgun. The blue finish is dark and well done. The walnut stocks were nicely finished. The shotgun is supplied with a […]

Panzer Arms BP-12

GUN TESTS GRADE: C- $650 This was a recent price from SportsmansOutdoor Superstore.com, but it’s currently listed as out of stock. The Panzer Arms BP-12 is an interesting shotgun that invited a great deal of debate. We test and get acquainted with a lot of shotguns. This is one is as different as it gets. […]

Rock Island Armory VR80

GUN TESTS GRADE: B- $600 The Rock Island/Armscor VR80 is the newest version of the gas-operated magazine-fed self-loading shotgun offered by Rock Island Armory (RIA). The VR80 is manufactured in Turkey and branded by RIA. The shotgun resembles the AR-15 rifle. It isn’t an AR-15 and doesn’t use gas impingement or gas-operating-rod type actions as […]

Beretta 1201FP Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $500 The Beretta 1201FP is a little-known shotgun in comparison to the Benelli M4 or other Benelli series. The standard 1201 and 1301 shotguns are more common than the 1201FP tested here. The Beretta 1201 features the Benelli inertia-drive-type action. With few moving parts and a promise of low maintenance, the […]

Benelli M4 H2O Tactical Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $2000 The standard Benelli M4 generally may be found for $1799. We chose the H20 version. MSRP is $250 more than the price we found at Cabela’s. This version features a Titanium Cerakote finish. According to Benelli, the Cerakote finish on the new Benelli M4 H2O Tactical is proven […]

Remington V3 Tactical Review

GUN TESTS: A (BEST BUY) $850 The Remington V3 12-gauge self-loading shotgun features an all-black businesslike appearance. The shotgun is delivered with an 18.5-inch barrel without choke tubes. The V3 is a development of the Versa Max self-loading shotgun. The Versaport dual gas-piston system of the Versa Max is self regulating, and the length and […]

2020 Guns & Gear Top Picks

Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, David Tannahill, Tracey Taylor, and John Taylor have done in Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazine’s testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year’s worth of […]

Iver Johnson Champion 20 Gauge

GUN TESTS GRADE: C $50 USED These old single-barrel hammer-fired shotguns generally bring $75 to $125, so we found a decent buy in this shotgun. We...

Remington 870 Magnum 12 Gauge

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $275 This is the 870 Police Magnum action. We found this used Remington 870 for $275 in a pawn shop. A fabric...

Winchester SXP Marine Defender 512268395 12 Gauge

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $255 A current version of this shotgun was also available for sale for $380 at BassProShops.com. The SXP is a distinctive shotgun,...

Winchester 1200 Defender 12 Gauge

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (BEST BUY) $225 The Winchester 1200 Defender was found on the used rack at a gun shop. The shotgun was practically spotless...

A Top Youth-Shotgun Pick

Women and Youth Girls: Which Shotguns and Which Loads? Hi, here in Minnesota, there exists a very successful State High School Trap and Skeet League....

Russian Ammo Ban Is Here

Well, no surprise, it looks like the Biden Administration is trying its best to choke off a major supplier of inexpensive ammunition to the...