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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...

Gun Tests Master Index 1989 to 2021

2021 Product Index Astericks denote items included in Value Guide Summaries   HANDGUNS 2021  Adams Arms AA19 9mm LugerOct. 2021 American Classic ACC45C 45 ACP*July 2021 American Tactical Firepower Xtreme...

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....

.410-Bore Hunting Shotguns: Moss-berg, TriStar, & Stevens

We test a single shot, a pumpgun, and a semi-automatic head to head with the diminutive, but still effective, .410 shotshell. Even for turkeys, it's effective within its range.

VALUE GUIDE: RECENT SELF-DEFENSE SHOTGUN RANKINGS

GUN NAME

ISSUE

GRADE

COMMENTS

Mossberg 590 Shockwave Model 50657 20 Gauge, $455

Mar. 2019

A

The Shockwave in 20 gauge substantially reduces felt recoil. We liked the strapped forend.

Mossberg 590 Shockwave Model 50649 .410 Bore, $455

Mar. 2019

A

Loaded with one of the specialty 410 defense loads, this would make a good home-defense choice.

Remington Model 870 TAC-14 81145 20 Gauge, $464 …

Simple, Effective 12 Gauges: Shot-guns with a Little Bling

No, you don't ‘need' the copperhead scales of the Iver Johnson, the lustrous finish of the Mossberg Retrograde, or the minimalist stainless-and-black appearance of the RIA M5. But they are fun.

Dry-Fire Laser Training Devices

Reader Walt wonders if laser trainers can be used for air rifle and smallbore programs. Great idea — perhaps one can. Reader Mark says that where he shops, tube-mag shotguns continue to rule.

Gun Tests Ammunition Comparisons

Here's a compilation of head-to-head ammunition testing conducted by Gun Tests magazine.

Armscor’s New Self-Defense Shotgun

 Hey Gun Tests readers, this is Todd Woodard, editor of Gun Tests magazine. I'm here with Jon McClain, product training manager for Armscor. He's...

Sub-Gauge Shockwaves Go Up Against Remington’s TAC-14

According to the ATF, the Mossberg Shockwave and Remington TAC-14 are classified as "other" firearms, meaning they are not handguns nor are they shotguns....

VALUE GUIDE: March 2019 Self-Defense Shotgun Ratings

Log on to Gun-Tests.com to read complete reviews of these products in the designated months. Highly-ranked products from older reviews are often available used at substantial discounts.

Budget 20-Gauge Pumpguns: H&R, Mossberg, Remington

Every day there is a headline of some deadly incident that could have been stopped with a shotgun. Home invasions and animal attacks are...

Remington and S&W Move Operations

On November 08, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Remington Firearms will locate its global headquarters and open a new advanced manufacturing...