It wasn't that many years ago that "new" shotguns looked more like your grandpa's old, wood-stocked scattergun than anything else. However, in recent years, the development of AR- and AK-style shotguns, as well as the non-NFA, shotshell-firing firearm concept pioneered by the Mossberg Shockwave, have spurred new, innovative designs for today's shotgunners. In addition, classic designs like the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 received modern touches with the addition of detachable magazines for fast, easy reloading. Check out the latest and greatest in the shotgun market for 2019 here:
American Tactical MilSport AR 410 Built on the company’s AR-15 aluminum receiver, this AR-style shotgun features a rail for mounting optics as well as a threaded muzzle to accept aftermarket choke tubes.
Charles Daly Honcho Tactical Mag-Fed Pump Building on the success of earlier non-NFA, shotshell-firing firearms, the Honcho Tactical Mag-Fed Pump combines successful features of past Honcho designs with a detachable magazine to make reloading easier.
Charles Daly Honcho Tactical Triple Taking the defensive-styled coach shotgun a step further, the Honcho Tactical Triple adds 50-percent more capacity, thanks to a third barrel. A curved pistol grip also reduces overall length.
Citadel CDA-12 Force This latest option in Citadel’s home-defense lineup of shotguns gives users a feature-rich design that takes advantage of today’s defensive loads while also allowing for added accessories.
Citadel RSS1 Semi-Automatic Based on the popular AK-style shotgun concept, the RSS1 features many of the same design elements as the AK-47, making it a rugged option for both defensive and competition use.
Kel-Tec KS7 Kel-Tec took a seemingly backward step with the KS7, taking out one of the KSG’s twin magazine tubes to yield a seven-round shotgun (with 2 ¾-inch shells). The end result is a lighter, more-maneuverable scattergun that has half the capacity of the KSG—at half the price.
Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde To celebrate Mossberg’s 100th anniversary in 2019, the company outfitted its classic, battle-ready 590A1 pump-action shotgun platform with wooden furniture that evokes the trench guns of yesteryear.
Rock Island Armory VR80 Designed to replicate the aesthetics and ergonomics of the AR platform, the VR80 offers consumers a worthy candidate for home defense that is quicker to reload than a conventional shotgun.