12 New Tactical Shotguns for 2019

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posted on May 14, 2019
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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.

Gauge: .410 bore; 2 12-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 35 to 38 inches
Weight: 3 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $719
(800) 290-0065 americantactical.us


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 14 inches
Overall Length: 27.25 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $339 
(937) 835-5000 charlesdaly.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Capacity: 3 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 27 inches
Weight: 6 pounds
MSRP: $1,299
(937) 835-5000 charlesdaly.com


Charles Daly N4S Bullpup
With the short overall length of its bullpup design combined with potent 12-gauge firepower, the N4S Bullpup is a handy defensive tool for close quarters.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 19.75 inches
Overall Length: 29.25 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $649
(937) 835-5000 charlesdaly.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $439
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 40 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
MSRP: $799
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


EAA MC312
Whether you’re looking for a shotgun for busting clays or field use, the budget-friendly MC312 is a no-nonsense sporting arm that is up to the task.

Gauge: 12; 3 12-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Overall Length: 50 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 15 ounces
MSRP: $399
(321) 639-4842 eaacorp.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 26.1 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $495
(321) 631-0068 keltecweapons.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $902
(203) 230-5300 mossberg.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 40 inches
Weight: 9 pounds
MSRP: $699
(775) 537-1444 armscor.com


Standard Manufacturing SKO Mini
Chambered to fit both 2¾– and 3-inch shells, this firearm also comes with the option for a two- , five- or 10-round magazine.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 14.8 inches
Overall Length: 27 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $699
(800) 225-6581 stdgun.com


Stevens 320 Security
At less than $250, the Stevens 320 security is the perfect entry-level offering for those searching for a purpose-built, home-defense scattergun.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $239
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


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