When it comes to the stalwart shotgun, changes often come gradually. It's a proven defensive platform, so those that make their bread-and-butter from shotguns are sometimes reluctant to deviate from a winning strategy. For 2020, though, a few manufacturers have changed the paradigm, shaking up their standard offerings with improvements or - in some cases - brand-new lines entirely.
EAA | MC312 SPORT Looking for a 3-gun-ready scattergun right out of the box? The MC312 features an enhanced port for quad loading along with a red mag-tube follower for visual empty-chamber status and a factory-mounted red-dot optic.
▶Comes with five choke tubes ▶Improved controls ▶Low-profile accessory rail ▶Inertia-driven action with rotary bolt
Mossberg | 590 Tactical w/M-LOK While Mossberg’s 590 shotgun needs no introduction, a new addition for 2020 is that the fore-end is M-Lok-compatible. This allows accessories to be added to the 590 quickly and easily.
▶M-Lok compatible fore-end ▶Accu-Choke system ▶Sling swivels ▶Ghost-ring sight
Mossberg | 940 JM Pro Designed with input from Jerry Miculek and engineered to withstand abuse on the competitive-shooting circuit, Mossberg’s new 940 JM Pro builds on the 930 line of shotguns with a more robust gas system, oversize controls and custom touches.
▶Oversize bolt and bolt release ▶Adjustable length-of-pull ▶Briley-style chokes ▶Fiber-optic front sight
Savage | Renegauge Brand-new for 2020 is Savage’s Renegauge line of shotguns, which utilizes the company’s proprietary D.R.I.V. (dual-regulating inline valve) gas system for greater reliability and a wider range of ammunition compatibility. Competition and tactical versions will join the line later in 2020.
▶Benelli-style choke ▶Fluted barrel ▶Adjustable stock ▶D.R.I.V. gas system
Stoeger | Freedom P3000 Supreme With a six-position folding stock, pistol grip and extended magazine tube, Stoeger’s new P3000 Supreme pump-action shotgun is clearly designed for home defense. This sub-$500 scattergun even has ghost-ring sights and a rail for optics.
▶Pistol grip ▶Folding stock ▶Rubber recoil pad ▶Ghost-ring sight
Winchester | SXP Extreme Defender FDE Ready for home defense right out of the box, for 2020 this scattergun gets a new finish and upgrades, including rail sections for mounting both an optic and a light and/or laser unit.