Despite the low grade, we really liked the Remington. It is smoother than either of the Mossberg 590 variants by a noticeable degree. It is reliable with 2¾-inch shells. The problem is reliability with mini shells, which doesn’t seem possible with Remington shell carrier design.
This was our first test of the TAC-14 12 gauge. A 20-gauge 81145 version was reviewed in the March 2019 issue and got an A- grade. It was not fired with 20-gauge shorty shells because they weren’t available.