New Tactical Shotguns for 2018

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posted on April 18, 2018
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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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 14 inches
Overall Length: 27 inches
Weight: 4 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $309
(937) 835-5000 charlesdaly.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.7 inches
Overall Length: 29.5 inches
Weight: 9 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $849
(321) 639-4842 eaacorp.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 28.34 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
MSRP: $1,399
(717) 695-2081 iwi.us


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.

Gauge: 12; 2 34-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $801
(800) 363-3555 mossberg.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $529
(800) 243-9700 remington.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine: Capacity 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 14 inches
Overall Length: 26.3 inches
Weight: 6 pounds
MSRP: $559
(800) 243-9700 remington.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $565
(800) 243-9700 remington.com


SRM Arms SRM 1228
Designed with a shortened bolt and ejection port, the all-new 1228 is purpose-built to reliably shoot only Aguila Minishells, providing reduced recoil and enhanced magazine capacity.

Gauge: 12; 2-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 28 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 32.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $2,100
(304) 274-2886 srmarms.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 48 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $699
(301) 283-6981 stoegerindustries.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 40.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $339
(301) 283-6981 stoegerindustries.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 38 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 6 ounces
MSRP: $624
(816) 421-1400 tristararms.com


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.

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $399
(800) 945-5237 winchesterguns.com

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