This year was expected to be a quiet one for gun sales. We have a pro-gun administration in Washington and the market has an enormous inventory of ARs, a platform at risk of buyer fatigue. Then along came regulatory reinterpretations from—of all places—BATFE, and suddenly we began to witness the phenomena of short, smoothbore “any other weapons” and semi-automatic pistols with shoulder-mountable arm braces. Below are some of the newest shotguns and other shotshell-firing firearms that emerged onto the industry scene in 2018. Take a look at these shotguns to see which one stands out to you:
Charles Daly Honcho Pump Technically a firearm, the Honcho features a shortened barrel with a non-shoulderable-grip setup that enables consumers to have a compact shotshell-firing platform for personal defense.
EAA MKA 1923 Far from your typical long gun, EAA’s latest offering blends the versatility of a shotgun with the convenience and maneuverability of a bullpup, making it an ideal candidate for home defense.
IWI US Tavor TS12 A rotating, three-tube magazine gives this new, innovative bullpup shotgun a 15-shell capacity. Simply rotate the magazine, and the first round from the next tube automatically chambers. All controls and the ejection direction can be converted by the user from right- to left-hand operation.
Mossberg 590M Mossberg blended its tried-and-true 590 action with the first-ever double-stack detachable magazine designed for shotguns, giving consumers faster reload time and enhanced capacity of up to 20 rounds.
Remington 870 DM Rolled out at the beginning of 2018, the DM—Detachable Magazine—represented a sea change for “Big Green.” Offering rapid reloads to offset the one complaint of the shotgun, slow recharge, the 870 DM is a potent home-defense option.
Remington 870 DM Tac-14 In addition to the standard 870 with detachable magazine, Remington also offers the Tac-14, its “not-a-shotgun” offering with 14-inch barrel and birdshead-style grip, with the same magazine system. Six rounds at the ready.
Remington 870 Express Magpul Remington’s 870 Express gets a Magpul upgrade as well, recognizing both the utility and popularity of Magpul’s line of shotgun enhancements. The SGA stock is adjustable for length-of-pull and cheek weld, while the fore-end has M-Lok attachment points for accessories.
Stoeger M3K Freedom 3-Gun Part of Stoeger’s new Freedom series, the M3K 3-Gun shotgun offers an extended magazine, upgraded sights and visually distinct controls. It may just be the least-expensive way to get a tricked-out 3-gun shotgun.
Stoeger P3000 Freedom The budget-friendly P3000 pump-action series of shotguns has an extended-magazine offering for 2018 as part of Stoeger’s Freedom line. Now with a 7+1-shell capacity, the P3000 Freedom is an even more-attractive home-defense option.
Tristar Arms KRX FDE Built to replicate the look and feel of the popular AR-15, the KRX is now available with a Flat-Dark-Earth finish while offering consumers an easily reloaded, semi-automatic shotgun for home-defense and range use.
Winchester SXP Viper Urban Defender The trusted SXP shotgun gets a makeover for 2018, featuring True Timber’s Urban Viper camo. Its stock, receiver, pump, magazine-tube cap and barrel are all dipped in this pattern for the perfect look for home defense.