New Shotguns for 2020

posted on May 13, 2020

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. 


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

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 46 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $602
(321) 639-4842

Mossberg  590 Tactical w/M-LOK

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

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches 
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $567
(203) 230-5300

Mossberg  940 JM Pro

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

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 
9 rounds
Barrel Length: 
24 inches 
Overall Length: 
44.75 inches
7 pounds, 12 ounces
(203) 230-5300

Savage  Renegauge

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

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches 
Overall Length: 47.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $1,449
(800) 370-0708

Stoeger  Freedom P3000 Supreme

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

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches 
Overall Length: 40.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $469
(301) 283-6981

Winchester | SXP Extreme Defender FDE

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.

Two interchangeable comb heights
Two interchangeable stock spacers
Door-breacher choke tube
Rail with ghost-ring rear sight

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $529.99
(800) 945-5237


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